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Data quality assessment database and a World Wide Web interface for the Hubble Space Telescope
Author(s): Calvin Tullos; Colin R. Cox
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Paper Abstract

Contact scientists for the Hubble Space Telescope examine observation products and report problems and shortcomings in the data. We have developed a database to hold this information and a series of World-Wide Web pages to facilitate reporting directly to this database. Over time, different characteristics of observations have been identified which are essentially signatures of each instrument that cannot be calibrated out. These have been classified as anomalies with which each contact scientist is very familiar. It is part of their task to identify these anomalies and flag them. Depending on the nature and severity of the anomaly, the principal investigator is contacted and the anomaly brought to their attention. To maintain a permanent record and to support others who retrieve data from the archive, we created a database for storing the contact scientists data quality assessments, and a WWW tool to facilitate the assessment process. The tool and database have been in routine use since early December 1996.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3112, Telescope Control Systems II, (18 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278832
Show Author Affiliations
Calvin Tullos, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)
Colin R. Cox, Space Telescope Science Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3112:
Telescope Control Systems II
Hilton Lewis, Editor(s)

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