419Re: How to note a possible correction to VSX data
- May 2, 2007Hello Chris,
I apologize for not including the info in my original post but I
wasn't sure it would be okay.
My interest is mostly an Miras and SRs. Looking into some SRs in
Cephus I came across an what may be inaccurate info in VSX for AN CEP
(haven't had time to look into any more). The "Study ref." in the
database notes "C.Payne-Gaposchkin HA 118, N27, 1952." Now, this
information as text only is correct as far as it goes (since it
doesn't reference the field). The problem seems to be where it
points. When following the hot spot, it takes you to the abstract for
Milton Field 27, which covers stars in Hydra, Leo and Sextans.
Digging a little deeper in the Harvard Annals, I found that, though
AN CEP is, indeed, in vol 118, No. 27, it is in the abstract for
Milton Field 1, not 27. I'm guessing it could be a misinterpertation
of the "N27".
It could be possible that I'm misinterperting what I see but I
thought I'd bring it up the the discussion group. I hope this doesn't
send anyone off on any wild goose chases!
Rick De Graeve
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Christopher Watson" <skygeex@...>
> Hi Rick,
> To tell you the truth, I'd rather you didn't save the details for
> actual submission. Please give me an example of what you're talking
> about. If this is a systemic problem, I'll want to find a back-end
> solution to it, rather than relying on user submissions of corrected
> data. If it's something very localized, then user submissions may
> OK. But I'd like to make that decision first. So please show mewhat
> you've got. Thanks!focus
> Christopher Watson
> Principal Architect
> On 5/2/07, rcdegraeve <rcdegraeve@...> wrote:
> > I'm wondering about how to submit what I guess amounts to data
> > corrections to VSX. Reading through the guidelines, they seem to
> > on submission of a new variable star and what/how to includesupporting
> > data.cited in
> > In looking through VSX and some of the reference information
> > an entry, I've found a nested inaccuracy in the Study ref. dataentry.
> > It's probably a just a small detail (and maybe I'm reading itwrong)
> > but I know you want the database to be as accurate as possible.I'll
> > save the details for actual submission, but I'm not too clear onhow to
> > go about this.
> > Thanks for your help!
> > Rick De Graeve
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