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Astronomical Data on the Web

This is a list of astronomical data available on the World Wide Web which I put together for a lecture at the NEON archive school, held at ESO in August 2006, organized by:
  1. Thematic Archives, collections of mission data by wavelength;
  2. Integration Facilities, which provide basic data on astronomical sources, ingest and collect catalogues and tables, and are linked to journals;
  3. (Active) Missions and Ground-based Archives, where the parenthesis refers to the fact that non-active missions which are not archived anywhere else are also included;
  4. (Mostly) Large Area Surveys and Catalogues, where "large" means covering at least ~ 10% of the sky, although a selection of some smaller-area surveys is also included;
  5. Virtual Observatories.
This list is by no means supposed to be complete (especially so in terms of planetary and solar data) but should provide a good starting point for astronomers interested in multi-wavelength work.


Thematic Archives

UMRAO Database Interface (radio variability)
LAMBDA (millimeter)
IRSA (IR)
MAST (optical/UV)
HEASARC (X-ray/gamma-ray)
ASDC Multi-Mission Interactive Archive (X-ray)
Leicester Database and Archive Service (LEDAS; X-ray/gamma-ray)
PDS (Planetary)
SDAC (solar)

Integration Facilities

NED (Extragalactic)
SIMBAD
VizieR (Catalogues)
ADS (Journals)
SkyView (Images)
HyperLeda (Galaxies Database)

(Active) Missions and Ground-based Archives

Radio and Millimetric

NRAO
MERLIN
European VLBI Network
ATCA
JCMT

Infrared

Spitzer
ISO

Optical

ESO
UK Astronomical Data Centre
CFHT
NOAO
GEMINI
AAT
HST (MAST)
HST (ST-ECF)
HST (CADC)

UV

GALEX
FUSE

X-ray/gamma-ray

XMM
Chandra
INTEGRAL
HETE-2
SUZAKU (Astro-E)
RXTE
BeppoSAX

 

(Mostly) Large Area Surveys and Catalogs

Radio and Millimetric

The HI Parkes All Sky Survey (HIPASS)
TEXAS [365 MHz]
Westerbork Northern Sky Survey (WENSS) [325 and 350 MHz]
Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey (SUMSS) [843 MHz]
The NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) [1.4 GHz]
The VLA FIRST Survey [1.4 GHz]
NRAO GB6 [5 GHz]
PMN Surveys [5 GHz]
ATCA Catalogue of PMN Sources [4.8 and 8.6 GHz]
The Parkes quarter-Jansky flat-spectrum [2.7 GHz]
CATS home page
WMAP Catalog

Infrared

2MASS
DENIS
DIRBE
IRAS
MSX

Optical

APM
APS POSS I Catalog and Database Access
ROE/NRL UKST COSMOS Catalog
SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys
USNO Catalogues
The STScI Digitized Sky Survey
ESO Online Digitized Sky Survey
Guide Star Catalogues
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
MACHO 
OGLE
2dF QSO Redshift Survey (2QZ)
2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dfGRS)
GOODS
COSMOS

UV

GALEX

X-ray/gamma-ray

ROSAT All-Sky Survey
The Second ROSAT Catalog of Pointed Observations
The WGA Catalogue of ROSAT Point Sources
XMM-Newton Serendipitous Source Catalogue
HEAO-1 A2 (Piccinotti)
RXTE All-Sky Slew Survey
Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope

Virtual Observatories

The International Virtual Observatory Alliance
EURO-VO
NVO
VSO (solar)

Paolo Padovani, August 2006
Disclaimer: This list is by no means supposed to be complete