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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.


(evaluation,models)
Further reading:
http://astrocompute.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/the-theoretical-astrophysical-observatory-cloud-based-mock-galaxy-catalogues/
http://w.astro.berkeley.edu/~jcohn/mocklist.html

Referenced by pages:
astronomical catalog
Galaxy Zoo
LasDamas

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