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IVOA Spectrum Data Model
Version 1.1

IVOA Recommendation 20 November 2011

Interest/Working Group:
Jonathan McDowell, Doug Tody, Tamas Budavari, Markus Dolensky, Inga Kamp, Kelly McCusker, Pavlos Protopapas, Arnold Rots, Randy Thompson, Frank Valdes, Petr Skoda, Bruno Rino, Sebastien Derriere, Jesus Salgado, Omar Laurino and the IVOA Data Access Layer and Data Model Working Groups.
Jonathan McDowell, Doug Tody


We present a data model describing the structure of spectrophotometric datasets with spectral and temporal coordinates and associated metadata. This data model may be used to represent spectra, time series data, segments of SED (Spectral Energy Distributions) and other spectral or temporal associations.

Status of this document

This document has been produced by the Data Model Working Group.
It has been reviewed by IVOA Members and other interested parties, and has been endorsed by the IVOA Executive Committee as an IVOA Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. IVOA's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability inside the Astronomical Community.

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