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Other photometric observations (detections)

Due to overlaps in imaging stripes, the SDSS sometimes observes the same object more than once. In such cases, we select one observation as PRIMARY (mode=1). Each astronomical object is assigned a thingID, and each time that "thing" is observed (detected in SDSS imaging), it assigned a separate objID.

Information about each astronomical "thing" is stored in the thingIndex table; thingIndex is a thin coupling table designed only to connect repeat observations. Information about each individual observation (detection) is in the photoObjAll table. (Note that photoObj contains only the primary [mode=1] and secondary [mode=2] observations of each "thing.") The detectionIndex table connects each objID to the thingID it corresponds with.

This detected object and its associated "Thing" (Primary observation)

IAU nameobjidthingidmode description
SDSS J002717.07+002730.51237663716017307774106773204PRIMARY

Other Observations of this "Thing"

objidthingidmodemode description
12376637160173077741067732041PRIMARY
12376637847372432631067732042SECONDARY
12376671734659810641067732042SECONDARY
12376784337911153671067732042SECONDARY
12376460121598853651067732042SECONDARY
12376530129763697111067732042SECONDARY
12376597560573953131067732042SECONDARY
12376599063978967601067732042SECONDARY
12376600266542285811067732042SECONDARY
12376602242248869211067732042SECONDARY
12376603573610087041067732042SECONDARY
12376632779307745931067732042SECONDARY
12376634798102938781067732042SECONDARY
12376635270581454191067732042SECONDARY