Barbieri, C. and Blanco, C. and Bucciarelli, B. and Coluzzi, R. and Di Paola, A. and Lanteri, L. and Li Causi, G. and Marilli, E. and Massimino, P. and Mottola, S. and Nesci, R. and Omizzolo, A. and Pedichini, F. and Rampazzi, F. and Rossi, C. and Sclavi, S. and Stagni, R. and Tsvetkov, M. and Viotti, R. (2004) Digitizing of Plate Archives of the Italian Observatories and Specola Vaticana. Baltic Astronomy, 13 (4), pp. 665-670. Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Moletai, Lithuania. ISSN 1392-0049.
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A large-scale national project to digitize the archive of plates of the Italian observatories and Specola Vaticana has started in 2002 following a pilot program funded by the University of Padova in 2001. Identical systems, composed of commercial scanners plus dedicated personal computers and acquisition software have been installed in all participating institutions. High quality photometric sequences are provided by the Campo Imperatore telescopes. The digitized information is distributed to all interested researchers via the international web. This paper presents some of the activities carried out and the results obtained.
|Title:||Digitizing of Plate Archives of the Italian Observatories and Specola Vaticana|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Baltic Astronomy|
|In ISI Web of Science:||Yes|
|Page Range:||pp. 665-670|
|Publisher:||Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astronomy, Moletai, Lithuania|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)|
|HGF - Program:||Space (old)|
|HGF - Program Themes:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research area:||Space|
|DLR - Program:||W EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||W - Vorhaben Asteroiden und Kometen (old)|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets|
|Deposited By:||Dr.phys. Stefano Mottola|
|Deposited On:||24 Jan 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Apr 2009 13:27|
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