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Units in the VO
Version 1.0

IVOA Working Draft 22 May 2012

Interest/Working Group:
Sebastien Derriere, Norman Gray, Mireille Louys, Jonathan Mc Dowell, Francois Ochsenbein, Pedro Osuna, Bruno Rino, Jesus Salgado
Sebastien Derriere


This document describes common practices in manipulating units in astronomical metadata and will define a means of consistent representation within VO services. The core of the document contains the rules for writing string representations of unit labels, called VOUnits.

Status of this document

This is an IVOA Working Draft for review by IVOA members and other interested parties.
It is a draft document and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time.It is inappropriate to use IVOA Working Drafts as reference materials or to cite them as other than "work in progress".

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