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mock catalog

(catalog of simulated astronomical bodies)

A mock catalog is a catalog based upon simulated astronomy, e.g., a seeming-catalog of stars in a simulated galaxy or globular cluster, or a catalog of galaxies in a simulated galaxy cluster. Such a catalog allows evaluation of the model as well as evaluation of analysis and detection techniques. Programs have been developed that generate such catalogs on demand, with given criteria.

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Referenced by pages:
astronomical catalog
Galaxy Zoo