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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 J002850.80-002318.3123766378366369845387883964PRIMARY

Other Observations of this "Thing"

objidthingidmodemode description
1237663783663698453878839641PRIMARY
1237667172392436246878839642SECONDARY
1237653011902759097878839642SECONDARY
1237659754983850480878839642SECONDARY
1237659905324286535878839642SECONDARY
1237660025580683691878839642SECONDARY
1237660223151342062878839642SECONDARY
1237660356287398575878839642SECONDARY
1237663276857164380878839642SECONDARY
1237663478736749033878839642SECONDARY
1237663525984600584878839642SECONDARY
1237663714943762971878839642SECONDARY