Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information

Abstract Reference: 30358
Identifier: D1
Presentation: Demo Booth organisational
Key Theme: 8 Other


Allen Mark

The Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre, CDS) provides a number of reference astronomy services. SIMBAD is the reference database for the identification and bibliography of astronomical objects (outside the solar system)  VizieR is a catalogue service for large sky surveys, catalogues and tables published in academic journals, and increasingly for other types of data ""attached to publications""  The Aladin interactive sky atlas provides an interactive portal for access to collections of images and data available in the Virtual Observatory  The CDS fast cross-matching service provides capabilities for positional cross-matching of very large catalogues. This booth will provide live demonstrations of these services, and also practical advice on accessing the CDS services via different interfaces. We highlight use of the Hierarchical Progressive Surveys (HiPS), a HEALPix based scheme for images, catalogues and 3-dimensional data cubes, and its use in Aladin Lite. We welcome the opportunity for interactions and feedback from the ADASS community.