Commit bf31985c authored by Leo Pound Singer's avatar Leo Pound Singer

Add MOC to glossary

Closes !74.
parent 732401ec
......@@ -79,6 +79,12 @@ Glossary
in the hypothetical "mass gap" between neutron stars and black holes,
defined here as 3-5 solar masses.
MOC
Multi-Order Coverage map, a format to describe the coverage of an
arbitrary region on the unit sphere. A MOC consists of a list of
:term:`HEALPix` cells at different depths. For the specification, see
the `HiPS IVOA Recommendation <http://www.ivoa.net/documents/HiPS/>`_.
NSBH
Neutron star black hole, a binary system composed of one neutron star
and one black hole.
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......@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@ MOC and GW Sky Localizations
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The enclosed area within a given probability level contour of a GW sky map can
be effectively described through the Multi-Order Coverage (MOC) method
be effectively described through the Multi-Order Coverage (:term:`MOC`) method
[#Fernique15]_. It is a standard of the Virtual Observatory which provides a
multi-scale mapping based on HEALPix sky tessellation.
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