Online Catalogs Overview

This lesson will highlight the various online catalogs that can be useful in the course of your Astronomica lResearch. While not mandatory for the introductory paper, these resources should be considered for developingan above average paper and should be included in subsequent research projects.

In Astronomy, there are many (MANY) different catalogs. Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg astronomical Data Center was developed to provide quick access to major catalogs and provide a means to research an individual item with multiple references in a simplified fashion.

For this lesson, access CDS Strasbourg at: and Stelle Doppie at 

This lesson will cover database search engines: CDS, Stelle Doppie, VIZIER, and SIMBAD. For more information on HIPPARCOS and GAIA, consult those video lessons.

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