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Glossary of terms used in the WSA

An alphabetic listing of all the database table attributes held in the WSA is given in the ATTRIBUTE GLOSSARY. Click on a given letter to jump to attributes starting with that letter. Attributes in specific non-Survey tables are listed in the nonSurvey glossary.

WSA attribute glossary

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WSA nonSurvey attribute glossary
This section lists attributes specific to a given non-survey programme e.g. u/05a/999, i.e. attributes in the u05a999Detection, u05a999Source and u05a999MergeLog tables. Other table attributes common to all WFCAM databases held by the WSA (see nonSurveyAccess) are listed in the general WSA attribute glossary above.

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Listed below are other terms used in the WSA.

MEF file Multi-Extension FITS file
mfID abbreviation for the attribute, multiframeID, used to cross-reference tables.
Multiframe A multi-extension FITS file, eg the WFCAM pawprint is stored as a FITS file with 4 extensions, with each extension representing one of the detectors



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