International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This document describes common practices in manipulating units in astronomical metadata and defines a means of consistent representation within VO services.
The core of the document contains the recommended rules for writing string representations of unit labels, called VOUnits.
Units in the VO
IVOA Proposed Recommendation 20 August 2012
- Interest/Working Group:
- Sebastien Derriere, Norman Gray, Mireille Louys, Jonathan McDowell, Francois Ochsenbein, Pedro Osuna, Bruno Rino, Jesus Salgado
- Sebastien Derriere
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.