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Paper: The Dominion Astrophysical Observatory Spectroscopic Plate and Science Archives
Volume: 461, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXI
Page: 295
Authors: Bohlender, D.; Griffin, E.
Abstract: We briefly describe two archiving efforts being undertaken at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics and the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre to ensure that more than 90 years of spectroscopic data from the two telescope of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory (DAO) are safely preserved and made readily available to archival researchers around the world in a standard digital form. The DAO Spectroscopic Plate Archive project involves the digitization and conversion to FITS format of more than 100,000 spectroscopic plates obtained with the DAO 1.8 m Plaskett and 1.2 m telescopes since 1918 and 1962 respectively. In parallel, the DAO Science Archive has been established to automatically store newly acquired CCD FITS files and their associated metadata and make these available to PIs within a few minutes of acquisition as well as any archive users after a one-year proprietary period.
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