Archives of Photographic PLates for Astronomical USE
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The Pleiades on a photographic plate, taken by W. Münch on 5th March 1910 in Potsdam.


There are about 85000 plates in the archives of Hamburger Sternwarte, Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg, and Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP). The plates are being digitized with high-resolution flatbed scanners. In addition, the corresponding plate envelopes and observation logbooks are digitized, and further metadata are captured. An archive of all digitsed plates is build and published at AIP. This DFG funded project is a collaboration of Sternwarte Bamberg, Sternwarte Hamburg and AIP.

The APPLAUSE database can be found at this website:

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Hamburger Sternwarte

Dr. Karl Remeis-Sternwarte Bamberg

Involved AIP sections and groups:

Supercomputing and E-Science
Last update: 14. January 2021