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Referencing Data Sets in Astronomical Literature
The Astrophysics Data Centers Executive Council (ADEC)
has recommended a naming convention for referencing
datasets in astronomical literature. The convention is
basically to add a prefix to the current dataset names
producing a reference of the form:
"ADS" indicates that the ADS is
the "registering authority" for ADEC identifiers,
"facility" is a name registered with the ADS in the form:
(but apparently not mandated?) "observatory.telescope". Space-based
observatories are designated as either "Sa" for satellites, and "Sh" for
"identifier" is the data set name as currently used (e.g., SWP16877).
Note that the ASTRO telescopes are considered Shuttle experiments
rather than satellites so they have the "Sh" rather than "Sa"
notation for the observatory, (which I guess is technically true,
they were never released from the shuttle.