May 2020 IVOA Interop Meeting - Annotations of light curves using VOTable

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The current version of the TimeSeries note

The document source in GitHub.

Purpose of the Note

  • How could the proposed annotation help interoperability?
    • it could allow to combine photometry in same / different filters / missions to help study / classify astronomical sources
    • it could allow to find information of the filter
    • it could allow to find time series in the VO

Topics to discuss

  • Do we need to TAG a VOTable Document?
    • Do applications need to know an annotation is consistent with what the Note is specifying?
    • Does it help applications to have a TAG pointing to the document? if so, how?

  • Do we want to generalise to annotating other type of time series data?
    • What about radial velocities, or time series of positions?
    • Do we want to tackle this already in the same note or would TIMESYS suffice for now?

  • How do we annotate a table with multiple filters in the same column?
    • ForeignKey to reference rows VS several TABLES?
    • ForeignKey or specific usage of GROUPs and double referencing?

  • How does an application know this is a timeseries? Usage of simple utypes
    • Inherit utypes from Obscore: dataproduct_type and dataproduct_subtype?
    • If so, where do they go? Global property of VOTable, a RESOURCE or aTABLE?
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