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COMMISSION 5: DOCUMENTATION AND ASTRONOMICAL DATA

  • Masatoshi Ohishi, Robert J. Hanisch, Ray P. Norris, Heinz Andernach, Marsha Bishop, Elizabeth Griffin, Ajit Kembhavi, Tara Murphy and Fabio Pasian...

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IAU Commission 5 (http://www.nao.ac.jp/IAU/Com5/) deals with data management issues, and its working groups and task group deal specifically with information handling, with data centers and networks, with technical aspects of collection, archiving, storage and dissemination of data, with designations and classification of astronomical objects, with library services, editorial policies, computer communications, ad hoc methodologies, and with various standards, reference frames, etc. FITS (Flexible Image Transport System), the major data exchange format in astronomy, has been standardized, maintained and updated by the FITS working group under Commission 5.

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“Definition of the Flexible Image Transport System (FITS), Version 3.0”. Pence, W. D., Chiapetti, L., Page, C. G., Shaw, R. A., & Stobie, E., A&A., 524, A42 (2010).
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