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Volume 21, Issue 3

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Large Astronomical Surveys, Catalogs and Databases

A. M. Mickaelian
Published Online: 2017-03-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0391

Abstract

We review the status of all-sky and large astronomical surveys and their catalogued data over the whole range of electromagnetic spectrum, from gamma-ray to radio, such as ROSAT in X-ray, GALEX in UV, SDSS and several POSS1/2 based catalogs (APM, MAPS, USNO, GSC) in optical, 2MASS and WISE in NIR, IRAS and AKARI in MIR/FIR, NVSS and FIRST in radio range and others. Present astronomical archives contain billions of objects, Galactic as well as extragalactic, and the vast amount of data in them permit new studies and discoveries. Cross-correlations result in revealing new objects and new samples. Very often, dozens of thousands of sources hide a few very interesting ones that are needed to be discovered by comparison of various physical characteristics. Most of the modern databases currently provide VO access to the stored information. This permits not only open access but also fast analysis and managing of these data.

Keywords: surveys; catalogues; archives; databases

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About the article

Received: 2012-02-13

Accepted: 2012-05-18

Published Online: 2017-03-23

Published in Print: 2012-09-01


Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 21, Issue 3, Pages 331–339, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2017-0391.

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