occultation_type in Occultation_​Time_​Series

Name: occultation_typeVersion Id:
Description: occultation_type distinguishes between three types of occultation experiments: Stellar, Solar, or Radio. Stellar occultations involve observing a star as a targeted ring or body passes in front, as seen from either a spacecraft or Earth-based observatory. Solar occultations are similar to stellar occultations except that the Sun is used in place of a star. Radio occultations typically involve observing the continuous-wave radio transmissions from a spacecraft as it passes behind the target as seen from a radio telescope on Earth or another spacecraft. Required in labels of occultation observations. Normally not intended as a value for a table field.
Namespace Id: ringsSteward: ringsClass Name: Occultation_​Time_​SeriesType: ASCII_​Short_​String_​Collapsed
Minimum Value: NoneMaximum Value: NoneMinimum Characters: 1Maximum Characters: 255
Unit of Measure Type: NoneDefault Unit Id: NoneAttribute Concept: NoneConceptual Domain: SHORT_STRING
Status: ActiveNillable: falsePattern: None
Permissible Value(s)ValueValue Meaning
 RadioRadio waves were transmitted through the target.
 SolarThe target occulted the sun.
 StellarThe target occulted a star.