International Virtual Observatory Alliance
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.
IVOA Spectral Data Model
IVOA Recommendation 29 October 2007
- Interest/Working Group:
- Jonathan McDowell
- Jonathan McDowell, Doug Tody, Tamas Budavari, Markus Dolensky, Inga Kamp, Kelly McCusker, Pavlos Protopapas, Arnold Rots, Randy Thompson, Frank Valdes, Petr Skoda, and the IVOA Data Access Layer and Data Model Working Groups.
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.