Accesses to Astronomical Catalogues

The Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) collects and distributes astronomical data catalogues, related to observations of stars and galaxies, other galactic and extragalactic objects, solar system bodies and atomic data. It is also a repository of the IAU Commission 27 Archive of Unpublished Observations of Variable Stars

A new version is available here

|| Access to Catalogues ||
Query the list of catalogues by keywords, author names, words, catalogue number ...

Alternative accesses:

Note: Some of the catalogues are not (yet) available on-line. These ones should be requested by electronic mail to:

|| Statistical Summary ||

  • 15685 catalogues available from CDS ...
  • ... of which 14974 are available on-line (as full ASCII or FITS files) ...
  • ... of which 14408 are also available through the VizieR browser.

|| Supplying your catalogue ||

||Scientists producing new datasets or astronomical catalogues
are encouraged to make their computer-readable material
and documentation available for distribution
to the worldwide astronomical community, by depositing
a copy in one of the
international astronomical data centers.

For a rapid insertion into the data center archives and into the VizieR facility, the authors are advised to have a look at the guidelines for the preparation and submission of catalogues.




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