[BAA Comets] BAA comet observations in COBS

Jure Zakrajšek jure.zakrajsek2 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 11:05:41 BST 2015

Hello Jonathan,

If observers send the observations to the COBS database, the COBS
validation script will do the quality control for you, so i guess there is
no more need for you to do that.
What I would suggest is that you as a Comet Section Director download the
BAA archive regularly from COBS MyGroup tab. You should see most of the
observers from the archive there. If you need any assistance with that
please let me know.

Best regards
Jure Zakrajsek
COBS Administrator

2015-07-27 22:12 GMT+02:00 Shanklin, Jonathan D. <jdsh at bas.ac.uk>:

> There is usually a lot of quality control required, so for the moment
> continue sending them to me.
> Regards,
> Jonathan Shanklin
> ________________________________________
> From: Comets-disc [comets-disc-bounces at britastro.org] On Behalf Of Roger
> Dymock [roger.dymock at ntlworld.com]
> Sent: 27 July 2015 10:59
> To: 'BAA Comets discussion list'; 'Jure Zakrajšek'; 'Jakub Cerny'
> Subject: Re: [BAA Comets] BAA comet observations in COBS
> Good move!!!
> Should observers submit observations to both COBS and the Comet Section
> Director? We do need to
> document the process on the website and it might be worthwhile spelling
> that out at the workshop and
> in the BAA Journal.
> Regards
> Roger Dymock
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Comets-disc [mailto:comets-disc-bounces at britastro.org] On Behalf Of
> Nick James
> Sent: 24 July 2015 22:01
> To: Comets-disc at britastro.org; Jure Zakrajšek; Jakub Cerny
> Subject: [BAA Comets] BAA comet observations in COBS
> At the European Comet Conference held in early June one of the topics of
> discussion was the archiving of comet observations. One of the key
> motivations for people when they submit their observations is the
> knowledge that the data will be available for use by researchers. This
> function used to be performed by the ICQ but that archive now appears to
> be effectively defunct. Our conclusion was that the COBS database was
> the best option and that this would have a long-term future.
> The BAA has a considerable archive of ICQ format observations curated by
> Jonathan Shanklin and, through the hard work of Jure Zakrajsek, many of
> these have now been imported into COBS. As of today 31488 observations
> dating back to 1995 have been imported. Observations of 371 different
> comets made by 169 observers are in this first batch.
> Around 7000 records contain some form of formatting error but many of
> these should be resolved with some work. Also, there will be many older
> observations in the BAA archive but these will be more difficult to
> handle, particularly if they are not in electronic form.
> You can find the COBS database here:
>         http://www.cobs.si/
> Nick.
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