Telescopes don't make catalogues!

@article{Hogg2010TelescopesDM,
  title={Telescopes don't make catalogues!},
  author={David W. Hogg and Dustin Lang},
  journal={Eas Publications Series},
  year={2010},
  volume={45},
  pages={351-358}
}
  • David W. Hogg, Dustin Lang
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • Eas Publications Series
  • Astronomical instruments make intensity measurements; any precise astronomical experiment ought to involve modeling those mea- surements. People make catalogues, but because a catalogue requires hard decisions about calibration and detection, no catalogue can con- tain all of the information in the raw pixels relevant to most scientific investigations. Here we advocate making catalogue-like data outputs that permit investigators to test hypotheses with almost the power of the original image… CONTINUE READING

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