Archives and Catalogues

The following Archives and Catalogues can be helpful for proposal preparation and for preparing an observing run.


Catalogues and Databases

Standard Stars Data

Below follows a non-exhaustive list of on-line standard star catalogues. Note that the information might note be fully up-to-date and that some further improvements may be needed.



Adaptive Optics Guide Stars

Guide Star Finder: A Web tool aimed at searching for suitable adaptive optics guide stars, either for single objects as for a list of observing targets.

The tool is based on the USNO-SA2.0 catalogue. Work is in progress to use USNO-B catalogue as an option. The tool also offers the possibility to choose the selection criteria from a short list of different strategies.

Optical/Infrared Interferometry

Optical/Infrared Interferometry

Please check the Registry of stars used for optical/infrared interferometry which have proven poor calibrators.