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Glossary of terms used in the VSA

An alphabetic listing of all the database table attributes held in the VSA is given in the ATTRIBUTE GLOSSARY. Click on a given letter to jump to attributes starting with that letter.

VSA attribute glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Listed below are other terms used in the VSA.

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 VISTA pawprint is stored as a FITS file with 4 extensions, with each extension representing one of the detectors



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24/1/2014