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Find information, examples, FAQs and extensive descriptions of the data, curated by the survey teams.

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Telescope Archives

Documentation around raw observations from the AAT, UKSchmidt and Huntsman telescopes
Aug. 31, 2018 by L. Mannering
Sept. 6, 2018, 12:53 a.m. L. Mannering

Overview

The AAT Archive is an ongoing service to provide online access to the data observed to date on the Anglo-Australian Telescope

The AAT Archive is an ongoing service to provide online access to the data observed to date on the Anglo-Australian Telescope (archives for the TAIPAN instrument on UK Schmidt telscope and the Huntsman telescope are in-progress).

An 18 month proprietary period is in force. Data less than 18 months old can only be distributed to a member of the observing team. Contact us if you are a member of the observing team and would like to retrieve proprietary data.

Note: The database is not yet complete. It currently contains (2018): all observations to date using standard AAT instrumentation taken since January 1990, most of the data taken with the IPCS detector since 1976, all photographic plates taken at the AAT since 1974.

For information about retrieving data from the archive, check out this article.

Coming soon

  • Significant improvement in query time over the coming months.
  • Integration with Lens: logged-in users within survey teams will be able to access their proprietary data
  • Automatic 2dF+ AAOmega reduction with 2dfdr

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Querying the AAT Archive

Retrieving data from the AAT Archive

Reducing AAT Archive Observations

Aug. 31, 2018 by L. Mannering
Sept. 6, 2018, 12:53 a.m. L. Mannering