Keeping an Observatory Logbook

Joachim Köppen Strasbourg 2008

The observatory's logbook serves two functions: to inform any user of the state of the instrument and whether there have been any problems or irregularities. If these were not recorded, it will be more difficult to identify the error and fix it. The other vital function is to keep all additional information about the observation itself, such as anything that is not recorded in the data file, but will or might be of importance for the interpretation.

What we should do:

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last update: 6 Jan. 2008 J.Köppen