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It is also a repository of the IAU Commission 27 Archive of Unpublished Observations of Variable Stars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 |
Some of the catalogues are not (yet) available on-line.
These ones should be requested by electronic mail to:
| Statistical Summary |
- 13187 catalogues available from CDS ...
- ... of which 12500 are available on-line (as full ASCII or FITS files) ...
- ... of which 12208 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.