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Scanning the Harvard Observatory Plate Stacks

Popular Articles

This July 10, 2007 article in The New York Times by George Johnson describes our project. (388,151-byte PDF file)
It was followed by this sometimes-interesting discussion on Slashdot.

Scientific Articles

R. J. Simcoe, J. E. Grindlay, E. J. Los, A. Doane, S. G. Laycock, D. J. Mink, G. Champine, A. Sliski, 2006. "An ultrahigh-speed digitizer for the Harvard College Observatory astronomical plates", in Applications of Digital Image Processing XXIX, edited by Andrew G. Tescher, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 6312 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2006) 631217.

Mink, D.; Doane, A.; Simcoe, R.; Los, E.; Grindlay, J., 2005. "The Harvard Plate Scanning Project" in Virtual Observatory: Plate Content Digitization, Archive Mining and Image Sequence Processing, iAstro workshop, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2005 proceedings, Sophia: Heron Press Ltd., 2006. [PDF Paper]

Turner, David G., 2003. "The Power of Archival Astronomy" in JAAVSO, volume 31, page 160, presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the AAVSO, October 26, 2002. [PDF Paper]

Last updated on Thursday, October 23, 2008 by Doug Mink