SMOKA Kiso Schmidt Plate Archive Search

Overview

Using SMOKA Kiso Schmidt Plate Archive Search, you can search Digitized plate data of Kiso schmidt telescope by Plate ID, Plate Size, a position (specified by R.A. and Dec (J2000) and Radius), DATE-OBS (observation date), Prism, Filter, and Emulsion. This page provides the detailed information on input/output format of search/result page.

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Search Form Information

Input field format

Plate ID
The value of Plate ID is combined with the size and sequential 5 digit number of a plate.

Plate Size
The classification of plate size is as follows:
    L: 35.6 cm x 35.6 cm
    S: 24 cm x 24 cm
    D: 16 cm x 16 cm
    T: 10.8 cm x 8.3 cm
Unfortunately, only 'L' and 'S' sizes digitized plate data are available.

R.A. and Dec
The equatorial coordinates of the celestial region where you want to search.
A number of formats are accepted for the R.A. and Dec. Here are some examples:
            R.A.            Dec
        12h34m56.7s     -76d54m32.1s
        12h 34m 56.7s   -76d 54m 32.1s
        12h34m56s       -65d43m21s
        12h 34m 56s     -65d 43m 21s
        12h34.5m         54d32.1m
        12h 34m         +54d 32m
        12.5h            54.3d
        12h             +54d

        12h34m56.7      -76d54m32.1
        12h 34m 56.7    -76d 54m 32.1
        12h34m56        -65d43m21
        12h 34m 56      -65d 43m 21
        12h34.5          54d32.1
        12h 34.5         54d 32.1
        12h34           +54d32
        12h 34          +54d 32

        12:34:56.7      -76:54:32.1
        12:34:56         65:43:21
        12:34.5         +54:32.1
The string is interpreted as decimal degrees unless it includes a delimiter, 'h' or ':'.
       123.4             54.3
       123              -54
Spacing is not important. You can delimit the hours/degrees, minutes, and seconds with h/d, m, or colons(:). Without the delimiters, the value is interpreted as decimal degrees.

Radius
How far around the search position you would like to search, in arcminutes.
This field is ignored, when range operator is not used in R.A. or Dec field.

DATE-OBS (Observation Date)
The date of the observation in Universal Time (UT). The date can have any of the following formats:
      1975-04-25     (yyyy-mm-dd)
You can use a range operator; for example,
   expression                    search range
2000-12-15..2000-12-31      2000-12-15 0hUT <= (obs date/time) < 2000-12-31 24hUT
>=2001-01-01                2001-01-01 0hUT <= (obs date/time)
>2001-01-01                 2001-01-02 0hUT <= (obs date/time)
<=1998-06-30                                   (obs date/time) < 1998-06-30 24hUT
<1998-06-30                                    (obs date/time) < 1998-06-30  0hUT
If no range operator is used, the search range is as follows:
2000-12-15                  2000-12-15 0hUT <= (obs date/time) < 2000-12-15 24hUT

Prism
You can search for plates that use a specific prism.
Select NULL to search for plates without any prism.
None (the state where nothing is selected) indicates no prism is specified.

Filter
You can search for plates that use a specific filter.
Select NULL to search for plates without any filter.
None (the state where nothing is selected) indicates no filter is specified.

Emulsion
You can search for plates that use a specific emulsion type.
Select NULL to search for plates without any emulsion.
None (the state where nothing is selected) indicates no emulsion is specified.

Output option

Limit Num of Results
Select a limit number of results to display at once.

Result Table Information

Output columns

TIFF
When the TIFF file corresponding to each FRAME_ID exists, the checkbox is appeared.
FITS
When the FITS file corresponding to each FRAME_ID exists, the checkbox is appeared.

FRAME_ID
FRAME_ID is the unique identifier for an observational data.
The value is a combination of "KSP" and 5 digit number of PLATE ID.
TIFF file name is generated by FRAME_ID + ".tif". FITS file name is generated by FRAME_ID + ".fits".

DATE_OBS (Observation Date)
The date of the observation in Universal Time (UT).

PLATEID
The value of PLATEID is combined with the size and sequential 5 digit number of a plate.

FITS_SIZE
The size of a FITS file in MB.

RA2000
Celestial coordinates of Right Ascension in J2000.0.
The value is displayed in units of hours, minutes, and seconds (HH:MM:SS.SSS).

DEC2000
Celestial coordinates of Declination in J2000.0.
The value is displayed in units of degrees, minutes, and seconds (+/-DD:MM:SS.SS).

UT
The time at which the observation starts in UT.

PRISM
Prism data. There are 11 types of prism values as follows:
        2DA+
        2DA-
        2DD+
        2DD-
        4D
        4DA+
        4DA-
        4DD+
        4DD-
        SB
             (A blank column shows the plate without any prism.)

EMULSION
Emulsion type. There are 30 types of emulsion values as follows:
        098+
        098-
        1-N+
        1-N-
        1-Z+
        1-Z-
        153+
        1AD-
        1AE+
        1AE-
        1AF+
        1AF-
        1AO+
        1AO-
        2AD+
        2AD-
        2AF+
        2AF-
        2AO+
        2AO-
        3AF+
        3AF-
        3AJ+
        3AJ-
        4-N+
        4-N-
        GX32
        GX40
        SR16
             (A blank column shows the plate was not used any emulsion.)

EXPTIME
Exporsuore time in minutes.

FILTER
Filter name. There are 24 types of filter values as follows:
        04SP
        38-1
        38-2
        45-1
        45-2
        49-1
        49-2
        50BP
        61-1
        61-2
        64-1
        64-2
        69-1
        69-2
        74SC
        82IR
        90IR
        HK-1
        MUL2
        MUL3
        NONE
        U1-1
        U1-2
             (A blank column shows the plate without any filter.)

PLT_QUAL (Plate Quality)
IWDS: Estimated plate quality (the columns being blank when no estimation has been made).
        Rank
Item        
ABC
I=Image shapecircularellipticalelongated
W=Wedge densityproperunderover
D=Developmentuniformslightly patchedlargely patched
S=Surface qualityflawlessspeckedcracked

CONDITION
Condition of the plate.
  • N=normal
  • B=broken
  • M=Missing (including the case where the plate number was skipped because of the miscontrol of the count).

OBSERVER
The name(s) of observer(s).


Range Operators

OperatorMeaningExample
.. range of number/string 10..100
> numerically/alphabetically greater > 10
>= numerically/alphabetically greater or equal >=20
< numerically/alphabetically smaller < 30
<= numerically/alphabetically smaller or equal <=40

Pattern Matching Symbols

SymbolMeaningExample
* replaces 0 to n character S000*
? replaces 1 character ?00001
[...] one of the characters defined within the bracket [abc]
one of the characters within the range of characters [x-z]
[^...] any single character NOT contained within the brackets [^abd]
any single character NOT contained within the range of characters [^a-f]