Dear CDS users,
Due to a CDS network equipment technical upgrade, all CDS services hosted at Strasbourg (Simbad main data base, VizieR main data base Aladin image server, Web sites, ...) will be unreachable during 10mn on Thursday 14 January 2016 around 8:30pm (local time).
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Dear CDS users,
Due to a better accuracy in the measurements of proper-motions, values are now stored in mas.yr-1 (instead of arcsec before)
CDS is releasing SimWatch, a tool allowing you to follow changes on SIMBAD objects.
Register to SimWatch to be notified when new papers are attached to your favourite SIMBAD objects.
A new version of TAP library (v2) is now used for SQL-like queries in SIMBAD :
New limitation on SIMBAD queries : you should not query more than 6 queries per second from the same @IP, otherwise the IP is blacklisted during 1 minute.
On top of a SIMBAD object web page, the list of "Other object types"
now contains links ("Ref") to articles giving this object type.
Note that "Other object types" are mostly linked to acronyms. They are chosen according to the original reference of the acronym and usually true for most of the listed objects.
Now, you can send the SIMBAD result of a query (list or single object) to an other application like TOPCAT, or Aladin through SAMP protocol thanks to the icon on top right of the web page :
A new web page in SIMBAD can give a score to help sorting papers in an object depending on multiple conditions (locations where the object is cited, citation count and so on ...)
click on the "sort references" or "score" buttons in the section of bibliographical references on an object.
Please send your feedback by email
Directly from a SIMBAD Web page, you can access to a VizieR tool to search for photometry in many catalogs around the SIMBAD object position.
Please sens us an email to give us your feedback : email@example.com Read more...
On Simbad web page of one astronomical object, the image preview is now interactive (built with AladinLite librairies).