Entries by Jordi Portell

Gaia Data Release 2 and DAPCOM

On 25 April 2018 at 12:00 CEST, the second Gaia data release (Gaia DR2) was published. This is a major milestone in astronomy, leading to the largest and most precise multi-dimensional map of our Galaxy: it provides positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars (also providing distances, proper motions and colours for 80% of these), […]

New FAPEC stage for tabulated text data compression

DAPCOM is about to release a new version of the FAPEC data compression software. Among its exciting new features we can find a new stage for tabulated text data, such as point clouds or CSV files. We have done some tests which reveal that FAPEC achieves the best compression ratios at a very low computing […]