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  • Catalogs recently added in VizieR

    Catalogs added between 01-May-2024 and 01-Jun-2024 and others added in the past.

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  • Postdoctoral position (2 yrs)

    If you would like to work at CDS, the following job offer is available. The deadline for applications is 27th of May. Expected starting date is October 2024 (negotiable). Link to Online Application. Reference Code: UMR7550-MARALL-013 Job Description Postdoctoral position (2 yrs) to work within the CDS team on a major renewal of the CDS VizieR Associated Data service. NB: The position is also described on the EAS job register [...]

  • A new access to SIMBAD TAP in astroquery

    The latest version of the python library astroquery (v0.4.7) ships a new access to SIMBAD TAP. The detailed documentation is on astroquery's page, but here is a quick preview of some of the new functionalities: Simple SIMBAD TAP access You can now call query_tap directly. Let's, for example, look for stars in 5 degrees around M13 where SIMBAD references a flux in the U band: from astroquery.simbad import Simbad from astropy. [...]

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  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Happy Easter! Hunt down all eggs hidden in the English version of the entire CDS Website. Click on each egg you find. The egg will disappear and the corresponding top counter will be updated. Enjoy the surprise when you find all eggs of each category, but also all eggs of all categories (gamers, do not cheat...). This special Easter game will disappear on Monday the 8th of April 2024. [...]

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  • ASOV meeting

    Les journées ASOV 2024 auront lieu les 18 et 19 mars 2024 dans l’amphithéâtre de l’Observatoire de Strasbourg. Elles seront suivies des journées semi-hackathon qui se termineront le 20 mars après-midi. Programme: https://asov.obspm.fr/journees-asov-2024/ [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    A new VizieR version is available. Improved traceability and reproducibility of queries by annotating VOTable with terms defined in the latest version of Data Origin. Improved quality of URLs provided in VOTable when the -meta.out=Dhul option is set. Investigation of mivot-based VOTable serialization for position propagation. [...]

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  • Gaia FPV available in VizieR

    Gaia FPV I/361 is available ESA event: https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/fpr-events [...]

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  • DESI Legacy Survey DR10 HiPS available

    The HiPS images collection has been enriched with 4 new HiPS datasets created from DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys DR10: DESI Legacy Surveys color (g, r, i, z) DESI Legacy Surveys g DESI Legacy Surveys r DESI Legacy Surveys i DESI Legacy Surveys z These new HiPS are published in the HiPS network and can be accessed from any HiPS client. Cutouts for DESI Legacy Surveys can be generated from the HiPS2FITS service. [...]

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  • Fornax Deep Survey HiPS datasets available

    The HiPS images collection has been enhanced with 5 new datasets corresponding to the Fornax Deep Survey (FDS) HiPS: DR1 color composition DR1 band g DR1 band r DR1 band i DR1 band u These new HiPS are published in the HiPS network and can be accessed from any HiPS client. [...]

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  • VizieR update

    The update impacts the VizieR Simple Cone Search interface (SCS is a protocol of the Virtual Observatory) Now, the Simple Cone Search uses VOTable 1.4 (accepted for SCS since 2021-11 in an Errata). [...]

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  • Service outage (June 2023)

    A major reorganisation of the CDS machine room will take place on 27 and 28 June

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  • New VizieR version

    A new version of VizieR that enriches the VOTable output with metadata describing the origin of the data. The version extends also the constraint by target name with possible motions and epoch. Details: Search by Position: a new option -c.sesame=... that takes into account the proper motion and the epoch retrieved from sesame to query the tables. VizieR interface: the VizieR web site displays the sesame resolution in output Virtual Observatory VOTable includes Data Origin information in the header [...]

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  • DES DR2 HiPS available

    The second release of the Dark Energy Survey is now available as HiPS datasets: DES DR2 color composition DES DR2 band g DES DR2 band r DES DR2 band i DES DR2 band z DES DR2 band Y These new HiPS are published in the HiPS network and can be accessed from any HiPS client. [...]

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  • Aladin Lite v3 release

    After months of thorough testing and bug fixing, the Aladin team is proud to announce the official release of Aladin Lite v3. The release consists of the following elements: Aladin Lite previewer has been updated The developer documentation for v3, with example of embedding code, is available at https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/AladinLite/doc/ API documentation along with some examples has been updated to reflect functions available in v3. ipyaladin, the Jupyter widget for Aladin Lite, has been updated to run Aladin Lite v3. [...]

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  • DECaPS DR2 HiPS available

    The second release of the DECam Plane Survey is now available as HiPS datasets: DECaPS DR2 color composition DECaPS DR2 band g DECaPS DR2 band r DECaPS DR2 band i DECaPS DR2 band z DECaPS DR2 band Y Here is the color HiPS combining grz displayed in Aladin Lite: These new HiPS are published in the HiPS network and can be accessed from any HiPS client. Below are some cutouts generated by the HiPS2FITS service: [...]

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  • Aladin Lite v3 talk at ADASS 2022

    The slides of the talk Aladin Lite v3 release: Instructions to embed it into your own applications, presented at the ADASS conference 2022 early November, are available online: [...]

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  • VizieR new version

    A new version is available. The VizieR service is now hosted by CDS domain (cds.unistra.fr). It includes a new global positional search, based on the IVOA MOCS standard. Hosted domain. The domain "u-strasbg.fr" is obsoleted by the CDS domain "cds.unistra.fr". Please, modify your configuration to the new domain. MOC indexation The implementation used the mocset/moccli tools developped by FX.Pineau (CDS) see: https://github.com/cds-astro/cds-moc-rust/tree/main/crates/set MOCS is currently available for the indexation only ans is used for query like https://vizier. [...]

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  • Aladin Desktop v12 release

    CDS is pleased to announce the release of Aladin Desktop version 12. This new major release includes: Planetary data support : HiPS, MOCs, catalogues,... (more...). Cone search update facility (more...) Photometric tool and pixel extraction improvements (more...) CASSIS VOTool/plugin integration (by IRAP) (more...) VizieR "associated data" direct access (more...) High DPI screen support (more...) MOC improvements: IVOA MOC 2.0 full compliance (STMOC, TMOC) MocServer v2 deployment allowing resource Tree controlled both by space and time filters [...]

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  • VizieR patch

    The last VizieR release is available. VizieR allows to compute positions into another coordinate System (ICRS, GALACTIC, FK4, Ecliptic) taking into account proper motions. It is now also possible to ignore the proper motions (-out.add=J2000/0.) fix VOTable issues : units, empty data resolve long URL in HTML output [...]

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  • Aladin Lite v3 beta test

    You are invited to beta test Aladin Lite version 3, available at the following URL: https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/AladinLite/v3-beta/ Feel free to send your comments and feedbacks to matthieu.baumann@astro.unistra.fr and thomas.boch@astro.unistra.fr The page https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/AladinLite/v3-beta/news/ will give you the details on the new features developed for this version. [...]

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  • 1.8 billion stars for the 50th anniversary of CDS

    On Monday 13 June 2022, the Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre (CDS) publishes the Data Release 3 of the ESA Gaia mission in the CDS services. This major data release coincides with the 50th anniversary year of the operations of the CDS (1972-2022), making it an ideal time to celebrate the integration of the 1.8 billion stars from Gaia DR3! The CDS is a partner data centre for the publication of the Gaia DR3. [...]

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  • CDS Documentalists to be awarded the CNRS Cristal Collectif medal 2022!

    On 9 June 2022 the CNRS has announced (https://www.cnrs.fr/en/node/6836) that the CDS documentalists team is one of the winners of the CNRS Collective cristal medal 2022! The CNRS Collective cristal medal rewards teams of men and women in support functions who have carried out projects with remarkable technical mastery, collective dimension, applications, innovation and reach. The CDS is honoured to receive this prestigious medal, especially in our 50th anniversary year. [...]

  • CDS is hiring

    We are seeking an Astronomy Data Science Engineer to work on the EOSC Future project. This position would suit candidates with research experience who are moving into data science. Note the advertisement in English and French. Initial deadline June 23 (expected to be extended to July 12). https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR7550-MARALL-008/Default.aspx?lang=EN [...]

  • New VizieR version

    A new version VizieR version is available see beta version Improve reports in VOTable/HTML in case of timeout Fixes some units in VOTable 1.4 output Fixes xmatch error [...]

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  • VizieR new beta version

    A new version VizieR version is available @ VizieR-beta Improve reports in VOTable/HTML in case of timeout Fixes some units in VOTable 1.4 output Fixes xmatch error Note about units update: VizieR provides CDS units for columns - However, since VOTable 1.4, units must be compatible with VOunits (see VOunits). The last update fixes some of the CDS units to be compatible with VOunits. This units migration is only available in VOTable 1. [...]

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  • Reorganized list of object types

    Beginning of June, the historical list of object types in SIMBAD will be replaced by a reorganized list, based on physical properties, and on the evolutionary stage for stars. It will enable a more interactive search, and will provide minimal definitions. The hierarchies between object types will evolve: for instance, a RR Lyrae Star will still be in the hierarchy of Variable Stars, and also in the hierarchy of Horizontal Branch Stars. [...]

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  • CDS 50th anniversary

    CDS 50th anniversary. On Friday 01 April CDS launched into its 50th anniversary year with an event held at the Palais Universitaire: "Open Science and the 50th anniversary of CDS" / "Science Ouverte et le 50e anniversaire du CDS" We were honored by the participation of the French Ministry for Higher Education Research and Innovation (MESRI), representatives from our authorities CNRS-INSU and the Strasbourg University, as well as the CNRS Direction Open Data and Research (DDOR), and the Data Terra Research Infrastructure. [...]

  • TAPVizieR maintenance scheduled tuesday 21dec

    For maintenance action, the TAP VizieR service will be disturbed tuesday 21th dec. [...]

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  • SPECFIND V3 catalogue

    The updated SPECFIND V3.0 radio continuum source catalogue, described in this recent Astronomy & Astrophysics paper, has just been released in the VizieR catalogue service. Using 204 radio continuum input catalogue tables from VizieR at CDS in this new version, the authors were able to cross identify 1.6 million radio sources. With these sources, 340 000 radio spectra were created accordingly (as opposed to only 66 000 and 107 000 for the first and second SPECFIND catalogues). [...]

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  • First announcement of the 2nd ESCAPE VO School

    The ESCAPE project is organising its second international Virtual Observatory school as a hybrid meeting at the Observatoire Astronomique de Strasbourg, France and online in Zoom. The School will take place from February 22-24 2022 and on March 04 2022. The Virtual Observatory (VO) is opening up new ways of exploiting the huge amount of data provided by the ever-growing number of ground-based and space facilities, as well as by computer simulations. [...]

  • Solar System catalogue - VESPA

    VizieR improves the visibility of Solar System catalogues The B/planets catalogue is a product of a collaboration with the Paris Observatory and the CDS to build a compiled solar system catalogue according to the VO EPNCore Data-model. The curation is operated by the CDS and the Paris Observatory to populate a table where each record describes a VizieR solar System catalogue. Link to the VESPA portal: http://vespa.obspm.fr/planetary/data/ [...]

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  • new CDS registry

    **A new version of the CDS registry is now available ** The CDS registry provides the VizieR catalogue list in the IVOA format. The new version is available @ http://cdsweb.unistra.fr/registry/ and is ready to be harvested. see also cds news [...]

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  • new CDS registry

    Dear VO members - **A new version of the CDS registry is now available ** (and official) in accordance with the recent recommendations of the IVOA registry. The new version is available @ http://cdsweb.unistra.fr/registry/ and is ready to be harvested by Registries of Registries. The upgrades include: a description of the mirrors a MOC footprint a spectral band the catalogues DOI a better management of related resources a keyword mapping using the Unified Astronomical Thesaurus (UAT). [...]

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  • Network troubleshooting

    Network troubleshooting on March 18, 2021

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  • New HiPS available: MSX, TESS, unWISE and Gaia EDR3

    Some new image HiPS datasets have been published in the last months in the HiPS network: MSX (Midcourse Space Experiment) MSX A MSX C MSX D MSX E MSX color TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), from observations made during the first 2 years of the mission. unWISE color, built from unWISE W1 and W2 bands. Gaia EDR3 flux map, built from the catalogue published early December 2020. All those HiPS can be visualised in Aladin Desktop, Aladin Lite and other HiPS clients. [...]

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  • CDS publishes the ESA Gaia mission Early Data Release 3 on December 3, 2020.

    Gaia is an ambitious ESA mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy with unprecedented precision. Gaia EDR3 is the result of 34 months of observations (July 2014 - May 2017), and contains the positions of 1.8 billion stars. This major data release includes measurements of parallaxes, proper motions and colours for nearly 1.5 billion stars ! The CDS is a partner data centre for the publication of the Gaia Early Data Release 3. [...]

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  • VizieR new version with time capabilities and TAP updates

    The version provides new capabilities on time columns. VOTable provided by VizieR SED includes times columns converted in TCB/barycenter VizieR interfaces provides time in ISO or MJD in TCB/barycenter as new computed columns The new version is available @ VizieR-beta and will become the official version in the current month. A new version of TAPVizieR (VizieR itnerface to query tables using SQL/ADQL) is available. see https://tapvizier.cds.unistra.fr/adql/ VizieR common interface The VizieR website provides time conversion in TCB/barycenter in the Prefrences [...]

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  • Troubleshooting on the University of Strasbourg network

    CDS services inaccessible for a few hours on October 12, 13 and 14

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  • Downtime

    Simbad downtime scheduled

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  • CDS-ESCAPE Science Support Researcher M/F

    CDS is hiring a researcher (M/F) on a 24 months contract for the scientific support to the operation of the ESCAPE project. Applications shall be submitted before September 15 on the CNRS website. [...]

  • CDS at EAS 2020

    CDS is participating in the 2020 European Astronomical Society virtual meeting. Check out our brochures for information on CDS services and how to Make Your Data Visible. [...]

  • Maintenance action on TAPVizieR

    TAPVizieR is unavailable the Wednesday, May 27, 2020 for maintenance action [...]

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  • Aladin Desktop v11 release

    CDS is pleased to announce the release of Aladin Desktop version 11. This new major version is available for download. The FAQ and the source code package have also been updated. Aladin Desktop v11 new features include: improved time support (time plots with linked views, time controller, time coverage with TMOC support) an advanced version of the Discovery Tree, allowing easy access to and filtering of 20,000+ data collections various improvements related to Virtual Observatory standards: VOTable 1. [...]

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  • VizieR search capability revisited

    The new functionality analyses free text to search catalogues in the VizieR collection. It allows to specify the search with a syntax adapted from ADS bumblebee (e.g: abstract: "orbits"). The new functionality is available in the different VizieR interfaces. In particular, the "Catalogue collection" is an advanced user-friendly interface. The search engine uses the ElasticSearch indexation of the VizieR ReadMe files. **Note: ** The catalogs lists returned by the new interface may differ from the previous one. [...]

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  • VOTable 1.4 as default VOTable ouput

    A new VizieR version is available at VizieR-beta. The new version provides VOTable 1.4 as default VOTable output .The 1.4 version includes time metadata. The update is planed to be in VizieR the 20-jan-2020. [...]

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  • HSC (Hyper Suprime-Cam) DR2 HiPS available

    Hyper Suprime-Cam DR2 HiPS datasets have been recently created and made public. Available HiPS are HSC DR2 wide in g, r and i bands, as well as a color HiPS combining irg bands which is displayed below in Aladin Lite. These new HiPS are published in the HiPS network and can be accessed from any HiPS client. Below are some cutouts generated with HiPS2FITS: HiPS for remaing HSC datasets (wide survey filters z and y, deep survey) will be added in the coming weeks. [...]

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  • New solar system and exoplanet catalogue

    B/planets is a new VizieR catalogue which gathers **solar system and exoplanet ** catalogues. The provided table is compatible with the Europlanet project hosted in the Paris Observatory and will be used for the VESPA (Virtual European Solar and Planetary Acces) query interface. This catalogue is the result of a common effort between CDS and ObsParis. It will be updated regularly with new VizieR catalogues. [...]

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  • CDS plays a major role in the newly announced ESCAPE project

    November 20, 2018 marks the announcement of ESCAPE - The European Science Cluster of Astronomy and Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures. The ESCAPE project will address the Open Science challenges of astronomy and particle physics research by accelerating the implementation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). ESCAPE is a 16 M� INFRA-EOSC-04-2018 Cluster project, lead by the CNRS, the French public research organisation, with a consortium of 31 partners including 27 European partner institutions, two pan-European research organisations, and two SMEs. [...]

  • TAP new feature: improvement of the object names normalisation

    A new feature in SIMBAD TAP allows you to submit a list of object names (e.g. by uploading your own table ; cf the documentation) and let SIMBAD try to find the correct identifier in SIMBAD. Please read carefully the documentation (https://simbad.cds.unistra.fr/simbad/tap/help/adqlHelp.html#objectNames), and if you need more help, send us an email [...]

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  • VizieR patch

    A new VizieR version is available : https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR Links to the full records are corrected for large tables Manage computed column truncation Manage computed column truncation A new parameter -digits=min is available to truncate computed columns with a reasonable digit number. This option was the old VizieR behavior. it was updated in a previous version (see VizieR version, 30may 2018) [...]

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  • VizieR correction patch

    A patch had been installed on VizieR - The patch improves the conesearch efficiency. Output format is not impacted. [...]

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  • Facebook page, YouTube channel and Twitter

    Follow CDS on social media

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  • Cross-identification of SIMBAD with Gaia DR2

    Cross-identification of SIMBAD with Gaia DR2

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  • New VizieR version

    A new version available This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 30 May 2018 [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version includes mainly changes in precision of the computed position columns in output. The most important updates : Increase the precision of the computed columns (computed positions columns in red). The new precision add 2 digits compared to the original columns precision to take into account the propagation errors due to the change of coordinate system. FITS(ascii) table update to be conform with the FITS standard: TNULL card in FITS header are used for integer only [...]

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  • Simbad Tap upgrade

    Simbad Tap upgrade

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  • VizieR correction patch

    A patch had been installed on VizieR - The patch makes some corrections in the "list of constraints" management. [...]

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  • Python cds-client package to query large VizieR table

    The Python cds-client package is a new capability to query VizieR large tables. The Python package is the successor of the CDSclient package, it includes API and scripts to query large VizieR table : Gaia, SDSS, PanSTARRS, UCAC, 2MASS, etc. → Download and installation instructions are available in the Developer's corner [...]

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  • CDS publishes the ESA Gaia mission Data Release 2 on April 25, 2018.

    Gaia is an ambitious ESA mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy with unprecedented precision. Gaia DR2 is the result of 22 months of observations (July 2014 � May 2016), and contains the positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. This major data release includes measurements of parallaxes, proper motions and colours for 1.3 billion stars ! The CDS is a partner data centre for the publication of the Gaia Data Release 2. [...]

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  • PanSTARRS color HiPS available

    The Pan-STARRS color HiPS, made from g and z bands PS1 image, has just been released. It can be browsed seamlessly from Aladin Lite, Aladin Desktop and other HiPS-compatible clients. You can also explore and visualise Pan-STARRS data (images and catalogue) in your browser from this custom Aladin Lite interactive map. [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    A new version available This version follows the previous beta-version posted on December,12 2017 This version extends the large table capability in the VizieR interface to query without position [...]

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  • Pan-STARRS data available at CDS

    Some Pan-STARRS data have recently been released in CDS services: The Pan-STARRS1 DR1 catalogue is available from VizieR. It can also be queried through our TAP interface from this page or from any TAP client like TOPCAT for instance. The catalogue is also available in our cross-match service for fast spatial cross-identifications with VizieR tables or user-uploaded tables. The HiPS built from the ~200k Pan-STARRS1 g-filter images. This HiPS covers 3/4 of the sky and offer both previews (JPEG) and full dynamic (FITS) tiles. [...]

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  • VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR The version improves the ObsCore tables output and the large table access through the vizier interface. It contains also minor corrections in the layout. Provide ObsCore tables with utype in the VOTable output: see B/assocdata - B/cfht/obscore Layout updates: specify indexed columns possibility to highlight catalogues according to the origin the bibliographic code (bibcode) links now to ADS a new interactive density map using HiPS [...]

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  • Gaia identifiers change

    Gaia identifiers change into Gaia DR1

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  • Parallax measurements

    Increase precision of parallax

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  • Gravitational Waves - Aladin-Lite and Aladin visualisations

    The CDS is very pleased that our Aladin and Aladin-Lite tools are being used to visualise the sky locations of GW170814, and that the images are on Astronomy Picture of the Day and the New York Times. www.virgo-gw.eu/skymap.html apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html www.nytimes.com/2017/09/27/science/black-holes-collision-ligo-virgo.html [...]

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  • Maintenance action scheduled on TAP

    A server migration hosting TAP VizieR service is scheduled on Monday, 4sept. in the afternoon. The migration will impact only the TAP access : https://tapvizier.cds.unistra.fr [...]

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  • Simbad downtime

    A downtime is scheduled during 15 minutes

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  • Extragalactic and Radio Astronomy Postdoctoral Position

    The Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre (Centre de Donn�es astronomiques de Strasbourg, CDS) is opening a postdoctoral position (1 year, renewable) in extragalactic and radio astronomy. The CDS is an astronomy data centre that is hosted by the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory in Strasbourg, France. The CDS is dedicated to the collection and distribution of astronomical data and information, and the development of innovative techniques for scientific exploitation of large data sets. The CDS hosts the SIMBAD reference database; the VizieR service for astronomical catalogues and data published in academic journals; the Aladin interactive sky atlas; a fast catalogue cross-matching service and the CDS portal. [...]

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  • New version of VizieR

    A new version available Updates in the new version concern mostly VOTable output. Column and table description curation with cleaning the LaTeX. This new update generates 2 descriptions : the rich-description (containing LaTeX) and used in the VizieR web page the basic description (without LaTeX) based on the ReadMe files description Note: the new process is available for new catalogues. The old catalogues will be processed soon Fix the output in b64-VOTable and FITS-64 when tables contain computed positions with a minimal precision. [...]

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  • HiPS recently added

    List of recent HiPS generated by the CDS

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  • Deletion of out-of-date measurements in Simbad

    Some old measurements coming from catalogues in Vizier will be removed from Simbad in few days.

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  • MOC output in TAP

    Multi Order Coverage output is available in TAP queries

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  • Downtime on April 3

    A down-time is scheduled for our services on April 3

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  • CDS Services interruption on April 3, 2017

    A major upgrade of all electrical systems at the Strasbourg Observatory will result in a complete power outage scheduled on Monday, April 3, 2017, starting at 07:00 CET (5:00 a.m. GMT), and lasting 6 to 10 hours. As a consequence, all CDS services located in Strasbourg will be shut down during this time. You are strongly encouraged to use existing mirrors, such as Simbad at CfA, or VizieR at CfA, Tokyo, CADC, IUCAA in India, Beijing Obs. [...]

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  • HTTPS support

    HTTPS protocol is now available for SIMBAD queries

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  • New version of CDS Portal

    We just released a new version of the CDS Portal. It provides a single-page summary of and access to CDS services and resources available for a given object or position. Links: New CDS Portal Launch portal for target NGC 3628 Take the interactive tour to discover the portal features On the technical side, the new portal is built upon Javascript widgets querying the MocServer to quickly retrieve available datasets for the requested target. [...]

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  • Server upgrade for portal and annotations service [DONE]

    The portal and the annotations service will undergo a server upgrade on Thursday December 15th. A few hours of interruption is expected. Update on December 16th: both services are up and operational again. [...]

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  • TAPVizieR update

    A new version of TAPVizieR is online. The version includes: change in the the healpix parameters function (the 3rd parameter is now the order) improve crossmatch between tables and upload tables improve the distance function in case of crossmatch [...]

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  • VizieR new version

    This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 02 November 2016 [...]

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  • VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR The version improves the ICRS management for VizieR catalogue and contains ConeSearch output corrections. Details: ICRS coordinate system are available for new catalogues instead of FK5, equinox 2000 Correction on the Conesearch output (VOTable). To be compatible with the standards and for the VO-validators, the new output returns decimal positions columns in the header empty result. [...]

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  • Link from SIMBAD to VizieR

    A Vizier icon from Simbad to go to the catalogue entry

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  • Maintenance action on Oct. 4 2016 [done]

    A maintenance action is scheduled on CDS tuesday october 4th afternoon. During the maintenance operation Hips catalogues won't be available through Aladin and some large catalogs will be unavailable from the VizieR CDS website. [...]

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  • Gaia Data Release 1 available at CDS - September 14, 2016

    Gaia is an ambitious ESA mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. The CDS is a partner data centre for the publication of the Gaia Data Release 1. [...]

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  • TAPVizieR news

    The new version of TAPVizieR is online. This new version contains technicals aspects (tables description and queuing) and some updates in the layout: includes a widget to work/upload your own tables (in VOTable format) a queryplan/test button Technicals updates This version takes into account the IVOA proposals for the tables description. Columns and tables names are quoted in the output description: https://TAPVizieR.cds.unistra.fr/TAPVizieR/tap/tables The services manages the jobs using queuing. The old version is still available at https://tapvizier. [...]

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  • VizieR new version

    This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 23 May 2016 [...]

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  • Cross-match service downtime on June 14 2016

    Due to a server upgrade, the cross-match service will be interrupted on Tuesday June 14 2016. We will do our very best to keep this interruption as short as possible! [Update on June 14, 14:00 UTC] : the service is back and running again, with new faster servers. [...]

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  • CDS network outage on May 30th 2016

    Due to an equipment upgrade on RENATER network, all CDS services hosted at Strasbourg (Simbad main data base, VizieR main data base Aladin image server, Web sites, ...) will be unreachable during 30 minutes on Monday 30 May 2016 sometime between 6 and 8am local time (between 4 and 6am GMT). We apologize for any inconvenience. Users wishing to access CDS services during the outage are suggested to use our mirrors. [...]

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  • VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version enables to query tables using the original columns name and contains ConeSearch output corrections. Details: Query VizieR using the original columns name or the VizieR standardized columns names. Select the output column name using the web interface or by URL with the option -out.orig=o corrections of the minimal precision assigned for computed column improve the Cone Search output for a better compliance with the standards. [...]

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  • Postdoctoral Researcher position

    Postdoctoral Researcher position

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  • Aladin v9

    Aladin v9 announcement

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  • HiPS news

    48 new HiPS covering all HST and HLA direct imaging observations

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  • VizieR Patch

    The patch makes minor updates and corrections int the VizieR output layout. The unit Jansky/beam is added to the VizieR unit list. This patch is available on the beta vizier server. The VizieR production service is planed to be updated the next week. [...]

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  • CDS network outage 10mn 14/1/2016

    CDS network outage 10mn 14/1/2016 around 8:30pm

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  • Measurements of proper-motion are now in mas.yr-1

    Changes in the unit of proper-motion in measurements section

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  • Workshop PREDON

    PREDONx 2015 Mercredi 9 décembre 2015, le CDS accueille le workshop : Atelier sur la Préservation des Données Scientifiques (projet PREDON (CNRS)) L'atelier PREDONx 2015 est organis� par le projet PREDON, d�velopp� au sein du programme de grandes masses de donn�es MASTODONS de la Mission Interdisciplinarit� du CNRS Les inscriptions sont ouvertes � l'URL: https://indico.cern.ch/event/454764/overview [...]

  • Aladin Lite tutorial at dotAstronomy

    A tutorial about how to create an interactive map with Aladin Lite has been presented at dotAstronomy 7 Day Zero. It is available online here and will teach you step by step how to integrate an Aladin Lite-based map around Trifid nebula in your browser. [...]

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  • CADC VizieR mirror

    The CADC VizieR mirror is online! Connect it at http://vizier.hia.nrc.ca/index.gml [...]

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  • VizieR Patch

    The patch makes some minor corrections in the photometry output, for box search and for the "position angle" computed column. (see post, 20 October 2015) [...]

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  • VizieR Patch

    Patch installed on beta version https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR. The patch makes some minor corrections in the photometry output, for box search and for the "position angle" computed column [...]

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  • SimWatch - follow the bibliography of your favorite objects

    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. [...]

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  • Easy access to Simbad, VizieR and NED data from Aladin Lite

    Aladin Lite API has been extended to allow for easy access and visualization of Simbad, VizieR and NED data. Links: API to create catalogue layers Examples: SIMBAD and NED data around Messier 82 Hipparcos data in the Pleiades [...]

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  • TAP Simbad evolved

    New version of TAP library bring new features for SQL-like queries

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  • Limitation burst queries

    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. We experimented too many queries than the server could handle, so we had to add a limitation. You should not query more than 6 queries per second from the same @IP, otherwise the IP is blacklisted during 1 minute. Please send less queries in parallel, or add timing between queries. [...]

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  • Heat wave : servers downtime [fixed]

    The air conditioning suffered from the current heat wave in Strasbourg (temperatures reaching 40°C), and some servers have been disconnected, causing interruption of the following services : CDS portal, Xmatch service, A&A mirror, Aladin image preview. All these services should be back on Monday, July 6. Sorry for the inconvenience. External temperatures have cooled (a little), and all services are running again as of Monday, July 6. [...]

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  • VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version contains some minor corrections for Simbad and the Cone Search output. update the VizieR appearance in the Simbad interface (ex: simbad) improve the Cone Search output for a better compliance with the standards and the VO validator from VOParis. The VOTable generated returns now a uniq UCD_MAIN column. .. and others minor technicals updates. [...]

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  • Object types reference

    Object types reference

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  • Network upgrade on June 19

    An upgrade of the Strasbourg Observatory network access will be performed on 2015 June 19, between 07:00 and 07:30 GMT. Services might not be accessible for a few minutes during the intervention. Consider using mirrors if needed. [...]

  • RENATER network maintenance [done]

    On June 3rd 2015, there will be a maintenance of the RENATER network causing an interruption of service of about 30 minutes at some point between 04:00 and 06:00a.m. UTC. All CDS services located in Strasbourg might be unavailable during this period. Please consider using CfA or other mirrors if you need access to SIMBAD or VizieR, for example. [...]

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  • SAMP in SIMBAD

    You can send SIMBAD objects to other VO applications

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  • Cfa mirrors downtime - [fixed]

    Troubles at CFA mirrors

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  • VizieR mirror outage [ fixed ]

    Some large catalogues are temporarilly not available in the VizieR SAAO mirror. During the maintenance action, please query an other mirror to query these large catalogues. [...]

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  • Beta VizieR introduction page

    A new VizieR introduction page is available at https://vizier.cds.unistra.fr/vizier/welcome. It includes documentations, a simple Catalogues access and other browsing modes (list by hierarchical organization, the last catalogues entered, by popularity or catalogues having spectra, images...) This page should replace the current main acces page. [...]

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  • Sort references in Simbad

    New feature to sort papers

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  • HiPS survey announcement

    News HiPS surveys for Aladin

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  • new VizieR version

    This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 14 January 2015. [...]

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  • VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version contains some corrections, especially in the VOTable output: VOTable output: do not print tag after the closing tag for conforming output "Short" type is now "short" conesearch update which assignes a default main identifier column (ID_MAIN) Technical improvements in the VizieR search process when the charge on server is important. [...]

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  • AAS 225th meeting in Seattle

    CDS will be present at the 225th AAS meeting in Seattle, January 4-8 2015. Visit us at booth #418 "SIMBAD" for a demo of our services ! [...]

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  • New server for ALADIN

    On Monday, 17th Novembre 2014, ALADIN server (aladin.u-strasbg.fr) will be upgraded.

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  • photometry viewer

    new photometry viewer

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  • Maintenance action scheduled

    A maintenance action is scheduled on VizieR on Wednesday September 24th pm, CET. During the maintenance operation, the VizieR web site will be unavailable. This action won't disturb the VizieR mirrors (see the VizieR mirror list). [...]

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  • IPHAS DR2 catalogue available in VizieR

    The second data release of the INT/WFC Photometric H-Alpha Survey (IPHAS) has just been made available through VizieR. It covers 1860 degxdeg of the Northern Milky Way at red visible wavelengths, at Galactic latitudes |b| < 5 deg and longitudes l = 30 to 215 deg in the broad-band r, i and narrow-band H-alpha filters. It was obtained using the Wide Field Camera (WFC) on the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope (INT) in La Palma and contains a total of about 219 million sources. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    This version follows the previous beta-version posted on July, 24th [...]

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  • Aladin in Portuguese language

    Aladin is now available in Portuguese language. The translation has been done by Prof. Dr. Eduardo Brescansin de Am�res and Melina Lima. No need to install a new version. Just relaunch Aladin and go to the menu Edit -> User preferences -> Language. [...]

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  • Maintenance action scheduled

    A maintenance action is scheduled on VizieR thursday september 4th afternoon. During the maintenance operation some large catalogs will be unavailable from the CDS website. However, this action won't disturb the access of the large catalogs installed on mirrors (see the VizieR mirror list) [...]

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  • The Data Seal of approval awarded to the CDS

    The CDS has been awarded the Data Seal of Approval (DSA, www.datasealofapproval.org/en). The DSA was established by a number of institutions committed to the long term archiving of research data. By assigning the seal, the DSA community seeks to guarantee the durability of the data concerned, but also to promote the goal of durable archiving in general. The DSA is granted to repositories that are committed to archiving and providing access to scholarly research in a sustainable way. [...]

  • New VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version contains some corrections. VOTable: the new version replaces the "unsigned" types which are not described in the VOTable schema by the compliant types. Correction on the search in all VizieR capability when a list of constraints is used. .. and others technical updates [...]

    vizier
  • interactive image

    new feature : browse the sky from your Simbad object

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  • Maintenance action scheduled

    A maintenance action is scheduled on TAPVizieR tuesday june 10th afternoon. During the maintenance operation TAPVizieR will be unavailable. However, the VizieR web pages won't be desturbed. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    This version contains some corrections and some minor updates in the layout. This version follows the previous beta-version posted on May 27th [...]

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  • VizieR mirror opened in South Africa

    The South African Astroinformatics Alliance (SA3) on behalf of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) and the Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) is pleased to announce the release of the VizieR Catalogue Service mirror in Cape Town, South Africa. Anyone, including members of the public, can access the South African Vizier mirror at: http://viziersaao.chpc.ac.za/vizier/ or http://viziersaao.chpc.ac.za/viz-bin/VizieR More information here. [...]

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  • New VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version contains some corrections and some minor updates in the layout. "Aladin Lite" is now available only if positions are detected in the VizieR HTML output. The technicals columns "Full" and "recno" displayed in red in the HTML pages. The option "All columns" in the HTML page doesn't include the technical column "recno" (new asu option -out.all=2) Fixes links errors when Simbad displayed a cutout of VizieR page [...]

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  • New server for SIMBAD

    On Wednesday, 4th June 2014, SIMBAD server will be upgraded at 10:00am GMT On Wednesday, 4th June 2014 from 10:00am GMT, we will switch the current simbad server with a new one. We hope the operation to be fast, but there may be some delay in restarting. Server name (simbad) and IP address (130.79.128.4) will NOT change. [...]

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  • AllWISE HiPS surveys available

    We juste released Progressive image surveys for the 4 AllWISE bands (W1 at 3.6um, W2 at 4.6um, W3 at 12um and W4 at 22um). We also generated a color HiPS from the W4, W2 and W1 bands. The image HiPS complement the AllWISE catalogue already available in VizieR. These new surveys can be displayed in any HiPS-compatible client. They are available in Aladin from the menu File --> Open and from the HiPS tab, open the node Image --> Infrared --> WISE. [...]

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  • Aladin Lite in VizieR

    Aladin Lite is available in the VizieR results page (more about Aladin Lite) [...]

    vizier
  • Aladin v8 announcement

    A new major Aladin is available : aladin v8

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  • CMC15 catalogue available

    The Carlsberg Meridian Catalog (CMC15) source catalogue is available in VizieR. It can be queried directly from the VizieR service or from any tool supporting Cone Search queries (the base URL is https://vizier.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/votable/-A?-source=I/327& ). The catalogue is also available in the cross-match service. Finally, density and MOC coverages map of the CMC15 catalogue can be retrieved from this page. [...]

    vizier
  • Recent Progressive Survey (HiPS) additions

    Please take note of these recent Progressive Survey (HiPS) additions available in Aladin, Aladin Lite and other HiPS compatible clients. SDSS-DR9 (band r) - Thomas Boch (CDS) XMM (color + 3 bands) - Laurent Michel (Strasbourg Obs) in the framework of FP7 Arches project SHS (SuperCosmos Halpha Survey) - Ana�s Oberto (CDS) & Mike Read (WFAU/Edinburgh) WISE/WSSA (12um) - Thomas Boch (CDS) HST (11 bands) - Daniel Durand (CADC) & Pierre Fernique (CDS) [...]

    aladin
  • AllWISE source catalogue available

    The AllWISE source catalogue is available in VizieR. It can be queried directly from the VizieR service or from any tool supporting Cone Search queries (the base URL is https://vizier.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/votable/-A?-source=II/328& ). The density map of the AllWISE catalogue can also be retrieved from this page. [...]

    vizier
  • New VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version include the Aladin Lite tool to visualize images in the VizieR web pages and updated VOTable output. Interract VizieR data and Aladin images with Aladin Lite Update the VOTable output when no resources are returned [...]

    vizier
  • Maintenance action scheduled

    due to a maintenance action scheduled on Wednesday january 22th in the morning, the VizieR services located at Strasbourg could be disturbed. [...]

    vizier

  • Update on cross-match service

    In the last months, cross-identification jobs submitted to the cross-match service were suffering from hardware problems resulting in poor performances and slower computation time. This problem is now fixed and users of the service should now experience better performances. As an example, here is the typical execution time for various jobs: cross-match at 5 arcsec between a user-upload list of 100,000 positions and 2MASS : 20 seconds cross-match at 5 arcsec between SIMBAD (7 million objects) and GSC2. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    This version includes modifications to the layout, improved descriptions and visualization of photometry measurements from catalogues, and updated VOTable output. This version follows the previous beta-version posted on october 31th. [...]

    vizier
  • New VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available @ https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR This version includes modifications to the layout, improved descriptions and visualization of photometry measurements from catalogues, and updated VOTable output. Modifications in the VizieR engine you can now display the position angle by using the option -out.add=_p or by selecting it in the preferences on the Vizier web pages. the metadata describing photometric measurements in catalogues has been improved in order to support the extraction and combination of photometry from multiple catalogues in the Vizier photometry viewer. [...]

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  • VizieR photometry viewer

    The CDS has released the VizieR photometry viewer, a new tool allowing to visualize photometry points around a given object or position. Data points are extracted from all 2,000+ photometry-enabled VizieR catalogues. Links: Try the tool Documentation [...]

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  • Planned maintenance for cross-match service

    The set of machines running the cross-match service will undergo a planned maintenance on Monday October 21st, between 7:30 and 10:00am UTC. We will do our best to minimize the service disruption time. [...]

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  • Maintenance action scheduled

    Due to a maintenance action scheduled on wednesday, 9 oct., the FTP access could be disturbed. It includes the VizieR plots services and the access to the additional data (fits view,...) The main VizieR service including the tabular data access will be still available. [...]

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  • CDS SOAP Services

    CDS SOAP Services - cdsws.u-strasbg.fr This service was enabled around 10 years ago when SOAP was used in the frame of the IVOA. We will continue to maintain this service until the 31/03/2014, so for at least 6 month. You will find an alternative on the following page concerning the name resolver : https://cds.unistra.fr/doc/sesame.htx For any question or problem, contact us. [...]

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  • Simbad can sort references

    New feature to sort bibliographical reference in Simbad

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  • CDS services down on September 09 and 13

    Due to a major upgrade in the electric system of the building hosting the CDS servers in Strasbourg, a power outage is planned on 2013 September 09 (Monday), from 08:00 to 18:00 and on September 13 (Friday), from 08:00 to 12:00, Central European Time. The CDS services hosted on the servers in Strasbourg will be unavailable during these times. You can use other SIMBAD or VizieR mirrors when needed. Service interruptions at other times during the week are unlikely, but might not be completely excluded. [...]

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  • CDS services down on September 09 and 13

    Due to a major upgrade in the electric system of the building hosting the CDS servers in Strasbourg, a power outage is planned on 2013 September 09 (Monday), from 08:00 to 18:00 and on September 13 (Friday), from 08:00 to 12:00, Central European Time. The CDS services hosted on the servers in Strasbourg will be unavailable during these times. You can use other SIMBAD or VizieR mirrors when needed. Service interruptions at other times during the week are unlikely, but might not be completely excluded. [...]

    simbad vizier
  • new VizieR version

    This version contains modifications in the layout, some corrections in the VOTable output and increases the precision for computed positions. This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 20 june Read more... [...]

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  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains modifications in the layout, some corrections in the VOTable output and increases the precision for computed positions. This version is available on the vizier beta web site. Detailed modifications: Increase the precision with a default precision for computed position. Concerning VOTable output: The null property of the <VALUES> tag (in the <FIELD> tag) is conform with the standard: Correction of the output when the option "single table" is used [...]

    vizier
  • Aladin Lite released

    Aladin lite: a simple visualizer for the browser CDS is releasing the first version of Aladin lite, a light version of Aladin running in the browser and geared towards simple visualization of a sky region. The first version allows one to visualize image surveys (JPEG multi-resolution HEALPix all-sky surveys) and superimpose tabular (VOTable) and footprints (STC-S) data. Aladin lite is powered by the HTML5 canvas technology, supported on many platforms including desktop browsers, tablets, and smartphones. [...]

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  • Use X-Match service for queries from coordinates

    If you are searching lots of Simbad objects (and only get some basic data) from coordinates, it will be much more powerful using the "X-Match" service instead of using the Simbad script mode. If you are searching lots of Simbad objects (and only get some basic data) from coordinates, it will be much more powerful using the "X-Match" service instead of using the Simbad script mode. This X-Match service allows one to cross-identify sources coming from any two tables (including Simbad, Vizier, or your uploaded table). [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    This version contains : some technical updates allowing to store and work with columns of tables in long integer format simplification of the position syntax select columns of table using the UCD1+ This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 21 March 2013 Detailed descriptions of the vesion update: Simplification of the position syntax: the separator ',' is allowed to separate the right ascension and the declination. the symbol '+' used for the declination is now optional. [...]

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  • Collaboration IAS / CDS

    For improving the reliability of Aladin, the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS) and the Centre de Donn�es de Strasbourg (CDS) have deployed a new space of storage (~20TB) and a new Web access on the Orsay site. This new disk space is dedicated to clone a large number of multi-scale surveys (HEALPix) available in Strasbourg (DSS, 2MASS, SDSS, GALEX, PLANCK ...). This collaboration has been effective since March 2013 and will ensure continuous operation even in case of major failure. [...]

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  • SDSS Data Release 9 catalogue available

    The SDSS DR9 catalogue is available in VizieR. It can be queried directly from the VizieR service, or from Aladin (in tab VizieR surveys), or through any VO tool supporting Cone search queries. The catalogue is also available in the cross-match service. Finally, the coverage and density map of the SDSS DR9 can be retrieved from this page. [...]

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  • PLANCK maps

    We are pleased to announce that the nine PLANCK nominal frequency maps are available in Aladin (in progressive HEALPix mode). Also, the CMB map and 2 colored compositions. You can access them via the menu "File => Open => Allsky => Image => Radio => PLANCK". If the PLANCK maps are not visible yet in your interface, you can force the cache configuration via the menu "Edit => user preferences => Reload", and try again. [...]

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  • VizieR beta version updates

    This version follows the last beta version and is available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr This version contains: Technical corrections on the last beta version about the long integer Simplification of the position syntax: the separator ',' is allowed to separate the right ascension and the declination. the symbol '+' used for the declination is now optional. example: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/local/viz-bin/VizieR-4?-source=I/259/tyc2&-c=2.317504 2.231844 Select columns of table using the UCD1+: example: https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR-4?-source=tyc2&-out=*pos.pm;pos.eq.dec&-out=*pos.pm;pos.eq.ra [...]

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  • CDS service disturbance on Monday March 18th 20:00 to 24:00 GMT+1

    Due to some work on the network of the University de Strasbourg (provider of the CDS Internet link), the CDS services may be not accessible on Monday March 18th between 20:00 to 24:00 GMT+1. In case of problem, use CDS mirror services : Simbad => simbad.harvard.edu/Simbad VizieR => http://vizier.cfa.harvard.edu/vizier/ Aladin java will automatically switch to another site if required. [...]

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  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains some technical updates allowing to store and work with columns of tables in long integer format . This version is available on the vizier beta web site [...]

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  • Cross-match API released

    The CDS is releasing today the first version of the API allowing one to access programmatically its cross-match service. Through HTTP calls, any script or program can submit a list of positions (up to 2 million positions) and look for counterparts in one of the 10,000+ VizieR tables. Full documentation is available at https://cdsxmatch.cds.unistra.fr/xmatch/doc/cross-match-API.html, along with some usage examples in several languages (shell script, Python, Ruby, Java). Your comments, questions or feedback are welcome and can be sent to cds-question@unistra. [...]

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  • Services outage

    On January 20th, around 13:30 UTC, we experienced a major hardware failure resulting in many of our services being unavailable for several hours. As at January 21st, 12:54 UTC, all services, including SIMBAD, are up and running again. [...]

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  • TAPVizieR is available

    The web application TAPVizieR is a new way to query VizieR tables using the VO standard TAP (Table Access Protocol). With TAPVizieR you can take advantage of ADQL (SQL extension for astronomy) using the dedicated web application or by configuring VO software like TOPcat with the URL https://tapvizier.cds.unistra.fr/TAPVizieR/tap/ See more about the TAPVizieR service implementation here. See the dedicated documentation and examples here. [...]

    vizier

  • new VizieR version

    This version contains some minor updates and corrections ; in particular about the conformance with VOTable1.2 schema. This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 30 november 2012. Details: Conformance with VOTable 1.2 schema e.g.: Query status edited at end of table and incorrect datatype are fixed The sort operation doesn't truncate results Adapted precision of computed positions General search doesn't stop in case of problem on a specific catalog [...]

    vizier
  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains some minor updates and corrections. This version is available at: https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR Details: The sort operation doesn't truncate results Adapted precision of computed positions Conformance with VOTable 1.2 schema e.g.: Query status edited at end of table and incorrect datatype are fixed General search doesn't stop in case of problem on a specific catalog Obsolete catalogs are not retrieved by default Votable dedicated for Aladin: link to additional material like images, spectra, cubes [...]

    vizier
  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains some minor updates and corrections ; in particular about the conformance with VOTable1.2 schema. This version is available at: https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR Details: Conformance with VOTable 1.2 schema e.g.: Query status edited at end of table and incorrect datatype are fixed General search doesn't stop in case of problem on a specific catalog Obsolete catalogs are not retrieved by default Votable dedicated for Aladin: link to additional material like images, spectra, cubes [...]

    vizier
  • CFHTLS final release announcement

    Data release of the final version of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey (CFHTLS)

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  • send VizieR's results to VO using SAMP

    Update the VizieR web application with the SAMP connector from Brisol University. Use the SAMP button (see below) to send VizieR's results to Aladin, TOPCat, and other VO applications. [...]

    vizier
  • ALMA footprint in Aladin

    Since version 7.5, Aladin allows one to visualize the ALMA footprint and overlay it on astronomical images. Since most ALMA images are expected to be mosaics, the user defines the ALMA band and a rectangular region on the sky which is filled with ALMA primary beams at the given frequency. Once created, the region can be interactively displaced and rotated and the individual pointing centers of the mosaic can be easily retrieved. [...]

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  • CDS 40th birthday

    CDS celebrated its 40th birthday on September 18. [...]

  • CDS home page redesign

    The CDS home page has been redesigned to improve its readability. The home page now features basic search forms allowing one to directly query main services. Several new pages have also been created : The Help page gathers links to manuals and documentations of the various CDS services. The Tutorials page lists available tutorials for Simbad, VizieR and Aladin. The Publication support summarizes support resources for publishing your data. myCDS provides hints on customizing CDS services to suit your needs. [...]

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  • UKIDSS surveys available in cross-match service

    Several UKIDSS surveys have been available in the CDS cross-match service : UKIDSS DR6 GPS (Galactic Plane Survey) UKIDSS DR7 LAS (Large Area Survey) UKIDSS DR8 LAS, GCS (Galaxy Clusters Survey) and DXS (Deep Extragalactic Survey) [...]

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  • Simbad TAP

    You can now query Simbad with the TAP protocol. By this way, you can query the whole Simbad database using an ADQL (SQL-like) request. Some examples on the web site will help you to write your own queries. You can access it through a TAP client (i.e. TOPCAT) or through the dedicated TAP Simbad Service web page. This service is registered in the Virtual Observatory at ivo://CDS.SIMBAD/TAP. If you have questions or comments, do not hesitate to send an email to: cds-question@astro. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    This new version affects the VOTABLE output. It resolves some compatibility issues for VOTable-V1.1 output. This version follows the previous beta-version posted on 28 june. [...]

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  • Aladin v7.5 announcement

    The Aladin team is pleased to announce a new official Aladin release (version 7.5) In addition to a lot of improvements (see detail list), this new version allows you to create your own HEALPix all-sky survey from a set of local images, for your own usage, for your collaborators, or for the whole community (more) aladin V7.5 integrates the following new features : *HEALPix all-sky new features: *Better performances (less RAM - 64MB), faster display *"Build your own sky" facility *Stack control more adaptated to allsky mode *Crop full resolution improved (bilinear, faster) *Progressive catalogue density control *Multi-Order Coverage Map (MOC) support *HTTP URL direct access *JSAMP Web profile support *DS9 region definition support (as simple Aladin script commands) *PDS image support *Colored FITS cubes support *HTTPS connection support *ALMA footprint utility (Server selector => FOV) *TSV,CSV improvements (notably CSV Excel and IPAC-TBL support) *Pixel extraction tool as table *Bitpix image re-encoding tool *Overlay color map tool (more. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    This new beta version affects the VOTABLE output. It resolves some compatibility failures [...]

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  • CDS services outage on Wednesday June 13th

    Due to some work in our computer room, all CDS services running at the main Strasbourg site will be unavailable on Wednesday June 13th 2012, between 5am and 4pm GMT. During the outage, we suggest you use the following mirrors: SIMBAD mirror at CfA: simbad.harvard.edu/Simbad Sesame mirror: vizier.cfa.harvard.edu/viz-bin/Sesame VizieR mirrors: VizieR at ADAC VizieR at CADC VizieR at Cambridge VizieR at Beijing Obs VizieR at CFA Harvard VizieR at JAC [...]

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  • WISE progressive catalogue available

    The WISE progressive catalogue is available in Aladin from the Allsky tab, in the Progressive catalog node: Progressive catalogues allow one to seamlessly browse large tabular data. At lowest resolutions, only brightest sources of the catalogue are displayed. As you zoom in, fainter sources appear until all sources of the region are displayed. [...]

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  • Aladin

    Hardware upgrade and maintenance

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  • new VizieR version

    This version contains some corrections and minor updates concerning the internal engine. [...]

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  • WISE All-Sky Release data products available

    Several WISE All-Sky Release data products are now available through CDS services : The WISE All-Sky Release catalogue (563921584 sources) is available in VizieR The WISE images (bands W1, W2, W3 and W4 at 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 �m) are available in Aladin as all-sky surveys from the Allsky tab. Please note that these surveys have a limited resolution of 12 arcmin. They have been generated from the WISE raw Atlas images, and are not background matched nor zodi-corrected. [...]

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  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains some corrections and minor updates concerning the internal engine. This version is available at: https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR (VizieR beta website) [...]

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  • Network failure

    A hardware failure of the Strasbourg RENATER network equipment on Saturday, April 07 caused the Strasbourg University and therefore CDS services to be unreachable for most of the day. The failure occurred around 00:00 GMT, and was only fixed 22 hours later despite two attempts to fix the problem around 10:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT, which did not work because the spare parts also had problems ! [...]

  • New Aladin allsky surveys

    2MASS and GALEX in Aladin allsky mode

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  • New VizieR beta version

    This version contains some minor updates and corrections. This version is available at: https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr A new version containing some cosmetic adding: add links to Simbad, Aladin, CDSportal in page 5 add a link to the new CDS Xmatch service to cross catalogs redirect the page to the ReadMe file when catalog is not ready improve the catalogs statistics method fix bug for PostgreSQL installation to display large catalogs in a cone search [...]

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  • VizieR version updates

    This version contains the WISE preliminary version, modifictions in the layout and includes a SED protoype. The SED service prototype is available: in VOTable mode: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/sed?-c=m11&-c.rs=10 in a plot (protoype on server cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr, still slow) https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/SEDplot?3c273 Some of recent addings of the new version: the WISE preliminary version is available VOTable version 1.2 is now in action the FITS binary ouput is available a link to the new CDS crossmatch service displayed on the constraints page (Page3) when 2 catalogues are selected [...]

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  • Aladin server planned maintenance on February 7th

    The Aladin server will undergo a scheduled maintenance on Tuesday February 7th starting at 09:30 CET (07:30 UTC) for approximatively 1 hour. The image server, the Aladin applet and the web pages will be unavailable during the maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. [...]

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  • SOAP Web Services

    For people accessing the SOAP Web Services through cdsws.u-strasbg.fr : you can use an alternate server, cdsws2.u-strasbg.fr, which offers the same service. [...]

  • Unexpected power outage

    On Saturday, January 21st, around 10:45a.m., an unexpected power outage in Strasbourg caused many servers to perform an emergency shutdown. The outage lasted around three hours, and some services did not restart properly. This caused some problems with web services, and delays for the recovery of several databases over the week-end. Services should now be up and running. [...]

  • beta version updates

    This version fixed problems in the last beta version and includes a SED protoype. The SED service prototype is available in VOTable mode (ex: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/sed?-c=m11&-c.rs=10) in a plot (protoype on server cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr, still slow) (ex: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/SEDplot?3c273) [...]

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  • SDSS DR8 data available in cross-match service

    The SDSS DR8 data (469,053,874 primary sources) is now available for cross-identification in our cross-match service. We also included some other tables previously not available in the service: GSC 1.2 GSC ACT Kepler Input Catalog [...]

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  • beta version updates

    This version contains modifications in the layout, corrections .. Version is available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr Some of recent addings of the new version: VOTable version 1.2 is now in action the FITS binary ouput is available a link to the new CDS crossmatch service displayed on the constraints page (Page3) when 2 catalogues are selected facilities to add new catalogs in your selection using the navigation bar some internals improvements [...]

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  • Sesame interruption

    A maintenance operation is planned the 25 nov 2011 between 9h and 10h, the CDS server containing web pages and the Sesame resolution name service will be stopped. We apologize for any inconveniences. [...]

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  • Sextractor Aladin remote service

    Du to a maintenance operation, from 21 nov 2011 14:00 to 22 nov 2011 18:00, the Aladin Sextractor remote service will be stopped. We apologize for any inconveniences Pierre Fernique [...]

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  • Maintenance aladin allsky survey server

    Aladin allsky survey server (alasky.u-strasbg.fr) will be stopped for a few minutes during Tuesday afternoon 17th November for maintenance operations (addition of 24TB disk). We apologize for any inconveniences Services concerned : Aladin allsky surveys (images & catalogs), Simbad thumbnail images, Sextractor remote service [...]

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  • CDS cross-match service released

    We are releasing today the first version of the CDS cross-match service. This new tool allows one to cross-identify sources coming from any two tables. Available tables include all VizieR tables having position, SIMBAD data and user-uploaded tables. Connect to cdsxmatch.cds.unistra.fr to use this service. The associated documentation is available at cdsxmatch.cds.unistra.fr/xmatch/doc/ [...]

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  • SDSS color available in Aladin all-sky mode

    SDSS color images are now available in Aladin all-sky mode. Original JPEG images come from the SDSS Data Archive Server (das.sdss.org), and have been computed from the g,r,i bands. This new survey is available from the "Allsky" tab in Aladin server selector : If you can not see the "SDSS colored" item in the list, you might have to reload the servers definition ( menu Edit --> User preferences --> [...]

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  • Aladin server outage

    Due to an unexpected maintenance procedure, the Aladin server is stopped since 08:30 GMT. The outage should not last more than 2 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. [...]

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  • Aladin server reboot

    Due to problems on one disk, the Aladin image server needs to be rebooted today. Access to images from the Aladin image server, the Aladin applet and web pages will not be available for some (hopefully short) time. **Edit (Friday, September 30) : ** The hardware failure was more severe than expected, resulting in possibly degraded Aladin usage. We advise users to use an alternate Image Server (for example DSS StSci or ESO) in the image servers menu, while we fix the problem. [...]

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  • CDS services up and running again

    CDS services, which were partially unavailable yesterday, are now all up and running again. Should you have any problem accessing any service, please let us know. [...]

  • Services outage

    We currently experience some technical difficulties in our computer room. Some of our services (including SIMBAD, Sesame, the CDS portal) are not available. We do our best to go back to normal state ASAP. We would like to remind you that some of the CDS services are mirrored and can be used as an alternative when the main site is not working : SIMBAD mirror at CfA: simbad.harvard.edu/Simbad Sesame mirror: vizier. [...]

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  • Aladin server planned maintenance

    The Aladin server will undergo a scheduled maintenance on Wednesday July 20th starting at 09:30 CET (07:30 UTC) for approximatively 1 hour. The image server, the Aladin applet and the web pages will be unavailable during the maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. [...]

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  • beta version updates

    This version contains some minor updates and corrections. Version is available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr Detailed modifications: the limitation of rows returned by a crossmatch is defined in the navigation bar's Preference some minor cosmetics updates, like the adding of a link to show your parameters in the "Result VizieR Page" or the display of the media changed ('Spectrum', 'SED', 'Images',...) Corrections: take in account the comments (':') in a list of target/constraint to display them in the first column of the "VizieR Result Page" [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    This version contains modifications in the layout, corrections and bug fixes of the last version This version follows the previous beta-version posted the 04-april-2011 Detailed modifications: inversion of the target and the free text inputs in the main VizieR form (following complains about the previous inversion, we therefore inverted the inversion (the last time)) a "No sort" option was added in the navigation bar (it's required to get a really unlimited result) [...]

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  • beta version updates

    beta version updates

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  • Aladin mailing list

    The Aladin team is pleased to announce the creation of an Aladin mailing list. This mailing list is dedicated to users for feedback, bug reports and suggestions of improvements, new features... Do not hesitate to subscribe to it. To subscribe: send an email with the Subjet "subscribe astro-aladin" to sympa@unistra.fr To browse the archive use this URL : https://listes.u-strasbg.fr/sympa/unistra.fr/arc/astro-aladin [...]

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  • Saving Simbad objects list in the portal

    A new features has been introduced on Simbad pages, allowing one to save a list of Simbad objects into the user's personal storage space. When querying Simbad around an object name or a position, you will find, at the bottom of the page, a link to save the current result to your storage space: Clicking on this link will bring you to the following page: You might then edit the default filename, and add an optional comment. [...]

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  • EuroVO-ICE school 2011

    CDS and the Strasbourg astronomical observatory are proud to host the EuroVO-ICE School, March 21-24 2011. The goal of the school is to expose the european researchers to Virtual Observatory tools and services, so that they can use them efficiently for their own science. Additional informations can be found on the school website or on the school Wiki. [...]

  • New VizieR version

    This version includes a new interface to improve searching and querying the catalogs. Features relating to lists and crossmatch are improved. The VizieR navigation bar in the left of the page is available throughout your navigation. It remembers your choices and enables to modify the output. The main form now displays dynamically an estimation of the results (ajax) A new search (by column contents (ucd)) in the main form enables a search for tables having columns with specific parameters like motions, masses, fluxes in specific bands, etc. [...]

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  • beta version updates

    This version contains: the version 1.2 for votable format some minor updates concerning the cosmetics in the web interface (this beta version completes the previous beta version) [...]

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  • New VizieR beta version

    some updates on the current beta version

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  • Aladin 7

    Aladin release 7

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  • New VizieR beta version

    Take advantage of the new beta version (available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr). A new look improves the search and the usage of the VizieR tables. Please try it! and thanks for sending your feelback at question@simbad The VizieR navigation bar in the left of the page is available throughout your navigation. It remembers your choices and enables to modify the output. The main form now displays dynamically an estimation of the results (ajax) [...]

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  • Planned maintenance for Aladin server

    The Aladin server will undergo a scheduled maintenance on Friday November 19th starting at 10:30 CET (09:30 UTC) for approximatively 1 hour. The image server, the Aladin applet and the web pages will be unavailable during the maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience. [...]

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  • CDS Portal v1.0 released

    The CDS team is pleased to announce the release of the CDS Portal, a new tool allowing you to simultaneously search by position for available data in CDS services (Simbad, Aladin and VizieR) through a unique homogeneous Web interface. Each user is also provided with a personal storage space where query results from Simbad or VizieR can be saved for later reuse. Additionally, users can upload their list of positions as VOTables and use them to query against Simbad or VizieR tables. [...]

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  • Italian Aladin manual

    The Aladin manual is now available in Italian

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  • Patch on VizieR

    A patch has been installed on VizieR (see news posted on 25 june) [...]

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  • Patch on VizieR

    A patch has been installed on the VizieR beta site. It will soon followed by his installation on the VizieR servers. Fix bugs: for joined queries when a list of target is used null values in "fits' output format are properly described some errors related to Aladin [...]

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  • VizieR main site up and running

    The problem which prevented from querying VizieR yesterday is now fixed. The main VizieR site is up again and waiting for your queries. [...]

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  • VizieR main site temporarily down

    There is currently a problem with the VizieR main site, running at Strasbourg. We hope this problem will be fixed soon. In the meantime, we suggest users to use one of the VizieR mirrors : http://vizier.ast.cam.ac.uk/viz-bin/VizieR http://vizier.cfa.harvard.edu/viz-bin/VizieR http://vizier.hia.nrc.ca/viz-bin/VizieR [...]

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  • Following latest Simbad annotations

    There are 3 different ways to keep you informed about latest annotations posted on Simbad objects: this web page provides the list of the 100 latest annotations a RSS feed (URL: https://cdsannotations.cds.unistra.fr/annotations/last/rss ) is available, to be used in your favourite RSS reader if you are registered, you might also subscribe to receive an e-mail message everytime a new annotation is posted (click on Mail tracking from this page) [...]

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  • Tabular display in SIMBAD

    The tabular display of object lists has been improved. The display of the object lists in SIMBAD has changed and allows to sort the table on any column by clicking on the column header. Consecutive clicks sort alternatively in ascending and descending order. [...]

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  • Interruption of annotations service

    An interruption of the annotations service is scheduled this afternoon. The service will be stopped for 15 minutes sometime between 13:00 UT and 17:00 UT for hardware maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. [...]

  • SimPlay viewer released

    The CDS team is releasing today SimPlay (Simbad disPlay), a simple interactive viewer for Simbad data. For a given position on the sky, SimPlay will display Simbad data sorted by categories (stars, galaxies, ...), overlaid on a background DSS image. Basic data (position, object type, magnitudes) about objects are also displayed, as well as a link to the original Simbad data. Though primarily targeted for outreach usage, SimPlay will also be of interest for more advanced users. [...]

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  • VOSchool, Strasbourg, June 2-4

    A School on the Virtual Observatory will be held in Strasbourg on June 2-4. The goal is to expose the French researcher community to advanced usage of the European Virtual Observatory tools and services so that they can use them efficiently for their own research. More information on the school is available here: https://cds.unistra.fr/meetings/ecolevo2010/ [...]

  • Interruption of Simbad service

    An interruption of the Simbad service is scheduled this morning. The interruption should last less than one hour. In the meantime, you are advised to use the Simbad mirror at CfA. [...]

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  • Interruption of VizieR servers

    An interruption of the vizier service is scheduled for 15 march in the morning (between 08::00 and 12:00UT) for hardware maintenance. Some catalogs will also be unavailable on mirrors (CfA however should be ok) The computers concerned are: the vizier main service the archive server the sesame service (for name resolution) located on the CDS server the large catalogs access on ip 130.79.129.161 and 130.79.128.31 During this action of maintenance which should be finish in the begining of afternoon the machines will be moved into a new computer room. [...]

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  • Annotations service released

    The CDS team is proud to open a new service, allowing you to add annotations to SIMBAD objects. SIMBAD pages showing informations for individual objects will now contain a link at the bottom, allowing you to add informations, remarks or request modifications from CDS staff for this object. In order to use this feature, you will need to register as a user of CDS services. Detailed instructions are available here : [...]

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  • New VizieR version

    A new version is available at https://vizier.cds.unistra.fr Fix the output formats "ascii text plain" and "ascii table" technicals update for 64-bit computer _This version follows the previous beta-version posted the 12 January 2010 [...]

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  • Interruption of VizieR server

    Hardware update

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  • EuroVO-AIDA School 2010

    CDS and the Strasbourg Astronomical Observatory are proud to host the EuroVO-AIDA School, January 25-28 2010. Informations can be found on the school website or the AIDA twiki. [...]

  • Aladin beta release

    A new major Aladin beta release 6.039 is available for tests

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  • New VizieR beta version

    A new beta version is available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr Fix the output formats "ascii text plain" and "ascii table" technicals update for 64-bit computer Note: Thanks to report problems to the VizieR Team [...]

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  • Hierarchies in SIMBAD

    Hierarchical links between objects are now available. The SIMBAD database contains hierarchical links between objects based upon hierarchies like cluster, object in the cluster or galaxy, star in the galaxy. Details can be found here. An important point: to have access to these links, you need first to enable their display on the Output Options page. [...]

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  • Catalog search

    A new version of the Catalog Search is available. Use the Catalog search with the link in the CDS menu. This version improves the ergonomics : A horizontal menu gives access to different views: FTP view, ReadMe view, VizieR view or a link to download files in tar.gz format Each catalog has its "brief summary" A vertical menu displays a hierarchical view of all VizieR catalogs: to add it on your page click on the button [...]

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  • The VizieR archive server changed

    Hardware update The Vizier archive server cdsarc changed. If you notice any problem, please report them to the VizieR team [...]

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  • Access to new SkyBot from Aladin

    Aladin backend has been updated in order to be able to access the new version of the SkyBot service (SkyBot2), developped at IMCCE. If you want to take advantage of this change, there is no need to update your Aladin software. You might have nevertheless to update the definitions of services Aladin is using : access the User preferences from the Edit menu, find the Registry site entry, and click Update. [...]

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  • Planned power outage on Dec. 12

    An upgrade of the electrical system of the CDS computer room will result in a 6 hours power outage planned on Saturday December 12, from 7:00 to 13:00 GMT. The CDS services will be unavailable during this time. Sorry for the inconvenience. [...]

  • Aladin image server maintenance

    The Aladin image server will undergo a scheduled maintenance on Thursday October 15th and might be unavailable for a couple of hours. The other Aladin services (web server, applet, etc) should not be impacted. We apologize for any inconvenience. [...]

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  • Aladin 6

    new release

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  • SIMBAD servers changed

    The SIMBAD servers will be changed during the week-end of july 11-12th. The SIMBAD database and web servers will be replaced by two new servers during this week-end. There will be some interruptions in the SIMBAD accesses. We will try to keep them as short as possible. [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    A new version is available (since 23/06/2009); an error occured in the ConeSearch fixed on 24/06/2009 (18:00UT) _This version follows the previous beta-version posted the 11/06/2009 and 15/05/2009 However, you can use the previous version at viz-old.u-strasbg.fr. _ you can now join tables (refer to documentation) you can type in a list in each field (see the new operator <<; at help pages) you can use a TSV-formatted file as an input list also votable output (was previoously limited to ascii or html output) [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    new beta version available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr. This beta version replaces the previous beta version. votable now conforms to IVOA standard for cone Search (in case of error) Sesame used for name resolution [...]

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  • Aladin Beta release announcement

    Aladin beta release is available. A new Aladin beta release is available. Release number : 5.927 Feel free to install and test it at this address https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/java/AladinBeta.jar The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version. The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed. New features and performance improvements: VOTable 1.2 support including coordinate system frame support Allsky full sky background support frame=nn extension for select script command (ex: select frame=10) get script command name parameter support (ex: get SkyView(pixels=800). [...]

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  • new VizieR version

    beta version available at https://viz-beta.cds.unistra.fr. you can now join tables (refer to documentation) you can type in a list in each field (see the new operator <<; at help pages) you can use a TSV-formatted file as an input list also votable output (was previoously limited to ascii or html output) IAU-style coordinates are acceptable in a Query by Position, e.g. J122345.6-784502 or G123.45-01.23; the leading letter may b omitted when the coordinate frame is otherwise specified (as in the "Catalogue Selection Page" form) Ecliptic positions were added in the query form [...]

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  • IVOA interoperability meeting

    CDS will be hosting the 2009 spring IVOA interoperability meeting, 24-29 May 2009. The full meeting programme is available online [...]

  • new VizieR version

    A new version of VizieR was installed which fixes some bugs. New software version for VizieR installed This version fixes some bugs like: the bin-64 format output was corrected; the cone search output now conforms to the IVOA ConeSearch standard the Content-type of votable result was changed to application/x-votable+xml (instead of text/xml) The "Votable (CSV)" format has been changed to "XML+CSV (Astrores)" etc. [...]

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  • Change of computer

    Computer replacement

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  • Sesame in xml: New schema

    The Sesame server (https://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/Sesame) converts names of astronomical objects into a position. It has an XML output which schema was turned by default to version 4 (http://cds.unistra.fr/xml/sesame_4.xsd). The sesame server is also available as a direct HTTP-GET engine, or as a Web service. It converts the name of an astronomical source (outside the Solar System) into a position in the IRCS (J2000) reference frame, using Simbad, NED and VizieR databases. [...]

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  • Improved access to Simbad data from Aladin

    The access to Simbad data from Aladin has been improved. The requests are faster, allowing queries with a large radius (multiple degrees) Magnitudes R, J and K have been added in the ouput to the existing magnitudes B and V Any problem related to the access to Simbad data from Aladin should be reported to question@simbad [...]

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  • Aladin Beta release announcement

    Aladin beta release v5.033 is available. A new Aladin beta release is available. Release number : v5.033 Feel free to install and test it at this address https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/java/AladinBeta.jar The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version. The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed. New features and performance improvements: Photometry measurements (by circles or polygons) Simbad fast access (faster and larger : large cone search in a few seconds) Undergraduate mode improvements 2 color RGB improvements Multilanguage support improvement (Persian, Italian, auto-updating) Full screen support and preview window support Grabbing/zooming outside the image Fits RICE compression supported NED and Simbad dedicated filters upgradable by GLU Support for FOV IVOA note Major fixed bugs: [...]

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  • SIMBAD3 shutdown

    The SIMBAD3 server will definitely be shutdown on November, 22 2008. Therefore we urge people who are still using SIMBAD3 URLs, particularly in applications, to move them to their equivalent in SIMBAD4. Details can be found here. [...]

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  • Aladin image server offline

    The Aladin image server will be unavailable on Wed. September 17, 10:00 GMT for about one hour for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience. [...]

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  • Aladin Image server

    A new version of the Aladin Image server has been released on July the 24th 2008. A new version of the Aladin server is available through the various versions of all the Aladin interfaces, since Thursday July the 24th. It is based on a new internal organisation, but for the end user it is mainly faster, and provides enhanced quality metadata in a more uniform way. The two modes of metadata display in the metadata tree each have their benefits. [...]

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  • New VizieR version 6.4

    Popularity of catalogues and some others functions were added: The VizieR results in HTML format are now printed as sortable tables, with a style which should bring better readability. Each catalogue has a VizieR-specific 'popularity' represented as a progress bar in the VizieR pages. This 'popularity' is computed from the relative frequency of queries addressed to a specific catalog, on a log scale. A click on this progress bar displays an histogram of queries over the last 2. [...]

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  • First DOIs available in Simbad

    A first set of DOIs of the AJ journal have been made available in Simbad. "The Digital Object Identifier (DOI�) System is for identifying content objects in the digital environment". The main journals available in Simbad have defined DOIs for each paper. Simbad has begun to introduce such article identifiers in the database. They are available for reference queries where a regular bibcode can be used. They are also displayed, when they exist, with a reference. [...]

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  • New ROT measurement structure

    The structure of the ROT(ational velocity) measurement has been changed. The structure of the ROT measurement has been changed to accept new data: 'vsini' can be decimal numbers a 'error' field has been added between square brackets a quality field has been added. Its value can be 'A'(best) to 'E'(unknown). Initially the quality has been set to 'D' for all existing measurements. [...]

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  • New CDS header

    The headers of all CDS pages have been relooked to improve readability. Do not hesitate to report any issue related to improper display or broken link. [...]

  • Aladin Beta release announcement

    Aladin beta release v5.026 is available. A new Aladin beta release is available. Release number : v5.026 Feel free to install and test it at this address https://aladin.cds.unistra.fr/java/AladinBeta.jar The beta version incorporates new features in test phase for the next official Aladin version. The stability of these features is not totally guaranteed. New features and performance improvements: Multilanguage support improvement (Persian, Italian, auto-updating, "testlang" script command) Full screen support and preview window support Grabbing/zooming outside the image Fits RICE compression supported NED and Simbad dedicated filters upgradable by GLU Support for FOV IVOA note Major fixed bugs: [...]

    aladin
  • VizieR modifications

    Change of the default target radius

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  • SIMBAD basic search

    A simple way to query SIMBAD, also available as a search plugin in your browser's toolbar. A single form allows basic search in SIMBAD. The input parameter can be an object identifier, sky coordinates or a bibcode. You can access it at the following address: https://simbad.cds.unistra.fr/simbad/sim-fbasic From this page, you can also install a SIMBAD search engine for your browser. [...]

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  • Aladin beta v.5.023 available

    Aladin Beta version 5.023 is available for downloading. This version includes the following new features: Full screen support Grabbing/zooming outside the image Support for FITS Rice compression NED and Simbad dedicated filters upgradable by GLU Support for FoV IVOA note It also fixes several bugs: No stack checkbox activation bug VizieR catalog list does no longer hide the first line -chart & -nogui parameters again supported Metadata tree memory problem by-passed xmatch with "no match" parameter works fine again [...]

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  • VizieR search engine in your browser

    You can add a VizieR search engine in your browser. This will allow you to directly access the query page for one particular catalogue (by providing its name or code: 2mass, II/246, 2246...), or to search catalogues by author, keyword, ... Simply open the main VizieR web page. You can either install the search engine by clicking on the link: Or install it from the search engine menu: To perform a search, just select the VizieR engine: [...]

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  • CDS News service is opened

    You will now have direct access to informations related to the CDS : new features in the SIMBAD, VizieR or Aladin services new VizieR catalogues new software versions tutorials, workshops ... Informations are accessible on the CDS news service page. You can also subscribe to dedicated RSS feeds to fetch informations directly in your favourite RSS management tool. You can subscribe to all news in one feed, or only a subset related to SIMBAD (or VizieR, Aladin) depending on your interest. [...]

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