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IVOA Photometry Data Model
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IVOA Proposed Recommendation 22 July 2011

Interest/Working Group:
Jesus Salgado Carlos Rodrigo Pedro Osuna Deborah Baines Mireille Louys Evanthia Hatziminaoglou Jonathan McDowell Mark Allen
Jesus Salgado Pedro Osuna


The Photometry Data Model (PhotDM) standard describes photometry filters, photometric systems, magnitude systems, zero points and its interrelation with the other IVOA data models through a simple data model in order to allow the creation of protocols to access photometric data in magnitudes. PhotDM could be used in conjunction with other IVOA Data Access Protocol such as SSAP (Simple Spectra Access Protocol) or TAP (Table Access Protocol). PhotDM makes reference to the CharDM (Characterization DM), to the SpectrumDM and to the provenance part of the ObsProvDM (Observation and Provenance DM). As with most of the VO Data Models, PhotDM will make use of STC, Utypes, Units and UCDs. PhotDM will be serializable with a VOTable.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Proposed Recommendation made available for public review.
It is appropriate to reference this document only as a recommended standard that is under review and which may be changed before it is accepted as a full recommendation.

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