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Appendix 1 Acronym List

The acronyms and abbreviations used in the Archive Manual are listed here. Where appropriate the mission or project related to the ietm is given in parenthesis after the acronym.

ACS - (HST) - Advanced Camera for Surveys
ADS - Astrophysics Data System
AEC - (HST) - Archived Exposures Catalog
ASB - Archive Sciences Branch
ASCII - American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BEFS - (ORFEUS) - Berkeley Extreme & Far-Ultraviolet Spectrograph
CADC - Canadian Astronomy Data Centre
CGI - Common Graphical Interface
COSTAR - (HST) - Corrective Optics Space Telescope Axial Replacement
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
DADS - (HST) - Data Archiving and Distribution System
DSS - (HST) - Digitized Sky Survey
EPOCh - (EPOXI) - Extrasolar Planet Observation and Characterization
ERO - Early Release Observation
ESA - European Space Agency
EUVE - Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer
FGS - (HST) - Fine Guidance Sensor
FIRST - Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters
FITS - Flexible Image Transport System
FOC - (HST) - Faint Object Camera
FOS - (HST) - Faint Object Spectrograph
FTP - File Transfer Protocol
FUSE - Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer
FUV - (UIT) - Far Ultraviolet detector
FUV - (ORFEUS) - Far Ultraviolet Echelle Spectrograph (referred to within MAST as the Tübingen Ultraviolet Echelle Spectrometer (TUES))
GALEX - Galaxy Evolution Explorer
GHRS - (HST) - Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph
GI - (GALEX) - Guest Investigator
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
GII - (GALEX) - GI Data
GO - (IUE) - Guest Observer
GOODS (HLSPs) - Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey
GSC - Guide Star Catalog
GSFC - Goddard Space Flight Center; Greenbelt, Maryland
GTO - Guaranteed Time Observer
HDA - (HST) - Hubble Data Archive
HEASARC - High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
HDF - (HST) - Hubble Deep Field
HDF-S - (HST) - Hubble Deep Field South
HLSPs - High Level Science Products
HSP - (HST) - High Speed Photometer
HST - Hubble Space Telescope
HTML - HyperText Markup Language
HUT - Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope
IDL - Interactive Data Language (licensed software by Research Systems,Inc.)
IMAPS - (ORFEUS) - Interstellar Absorption Medium Profile Spectrometer
IRAF - Image Reduction and Analysis Facility
IUE - International Ultraviolet Explorer
IUEDAC - IUE Data Analysis Center
IUESIPS - IUE Spectral Image Processing System
IVOA - International Virtual Observatory Alliance
JPEG - Joint Photographic Experts Group
MAST - Multimission Archive at Space Telescope
MPEG - Moving Picture Experts Group
MX - (IUE) - Merged Extracted Image (NEWSIPS)
MXHI - (IUE) - High-Dispersion Merged Extracted Image FITS File (NEWSIPS)
MXLO - (IUE) - Low-Dispersion Merged Extracted Image FITS File (NEWSIPS)
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NED - NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
NEWSIPS - (IUE) - New Spectral Image Processing System
NVO - National Virtual Observatory
OED - Operations and Engineering Division
OPO - Office of Public Outreach
ORFEUS - Orbiting and Retrievable Far and Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrograph
OTA - (HST) - Optical telescope Assembly
OTFC - (HST) - On the Fly Calibration
OTFR - (HST) - On the Fly Reprocessing
PAEC - (HAT) Planned and Archived Exposure Catalog
PDQ - Procedural Data Quality
PHP - Hypertext Preprocessor
PI - Primary Investigator
RDAF - (IUE) - Regional Data Analysis Center
SOAP - Simple Object Access Protocol
SDSS - Sloan Digital Sky Survey
SIAP - Simple Image Access Protocal
SIMBAD - Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for Astronomical Data
SQL - Standardized Query Language
SSAP - Simple Spectral Access Protocol
SSDS - Space Science Data System
ST-ECF - Space Telescope European Coordinating Facility
STIS - (HST) - Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
STScI - Space Telescope Science Institute
STSDAS - Science Telescope Science Data Analysis System
TNO - (HLSP) - Trans-Neptunian Objects
TUES - (ORFEUS) - Tuebingen Ultraviolet Echelle Spectrograph
UDF - (HST) Ultra Deep Field
UIT - Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope
VICAR - (IUE) - Video Image Communication and Retrieval
VO - Virtual Observatory
WF/PC-1 - (HST) - Wide Field and Planetary Camera 1
WFPC-2 - (HST) - Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2
WUPPE - Wisconsin Ultraviolet Photo-Polarimeter Experiment
XML - extensible markup language
XMM-OM - X-ray Multi-Mirror-Optical Monitor

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