BBSO Data Policy

The use of data obtained with BBSO's telescopes and instrumentation for public education efforts and non-commercial purposes is strongly encouraged and requires no expressed authorization. However, if you want to use our data for any commercial purpose, please contact us.

The data in the BBSO Data Archive might be reduced in spatial, temporal, spectral, and photometric resolution compared to the original data. Users requiring higher level processing or access to a different sample of the original data are invited to contact us.

If you use the data or some product based on the data in a published paper, book, or any other kind of (electronic) publication, we ask that you include an acknowledgement of the Big Bear Solar Observatory/New Jersey Insitute of Technology. Since we are interested in the work that other people do with our data, we also would like to request a sample copy, reference, URL, etc. depending on the type of publication.

BBSO will make every effort to provide its data regularly and with consistent quality. However, BBSO cannot guarantee the overall quality and reliability of its data. BBSO cannot be responsible for delays or loss of data resulting from data-source failure, computer malfunction, or lack of network access. BBSO will attempt to give advance notice, when there are changes to data and documents. BBSO is not liable for any damages resulting from the use of the data and documents in its FTP archive and WWW pages.

BBSO welcomes questions and feedback. If you notice anything not working correctly or would like to comment on the value of this service, please contact us.

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© BBSO/NJIT - Last modified: March 8, 2009.