Contains basic data for a Chunk

A Chunk is a unit for SDSS data export. It is a part of an SDSS stripe, a 2.5 degree wide cylindrical segment aligned at a great circle between the survey poles. A Chunk has had both strips completely observed. Since the SDSS camera has gaps between its 6 columns of CCDs, each stripe has to be scanned twice (these are the strips) resulting in 12 slightly overlapping narrow observation segments.

Only those parts of a stripe are ready for export where the observation is complete, hence the declaration of a chunk, usually consisting of 2 runs.

Index TypeKey or Field List
primary keychunkID
foreign keyStripeDefs(stripe)