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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 J002849.37-002324.5123766378366369842587883956PRIMARY

Other Observations of this "Thing"

objidthingidmodemode description
1237663783663698425878839561PRIMARY
1237667172392436206878839562SECONDARY
1237678432717242855878839562SECONDARY
1237646011086275082878839562SECONDARY
1237653011902759483878839562SECONDARY
1237659754983850448878839562SECONDARY
1237659905324286501878839562SECONDARY
1237660025580683656878839562SECONDARY
1237660223151342032878839562SECONDARY
1237660356287398547878839562SECONDARY
1237663276857164357878839562SECONDARY
1237663478736749012878839562SECONDARY
1237663525984600556878839562SECONDARY
1237663714943762929878839562SECONDARY