"The HI Parkes All-Sky Survey, or HIPASS, is a
21-cm HI survey of the southern sky undertaken with a
in Australia. The one-dimensional spectral data for a given position is
available for downloading in a variety of different
The full data release contains data from 388 8o x 8o
< +2o (except for a few arcmin
near Decl. -90o)."
HEASARC is a source of gamma-ray, X-ray, and extreme ultraviolet
observations of cosmic (non-solar) sources. This site provides access to
associated analysis software,
documentation, expertise in how to use them, as well as relevant
educational and outreach material.
This site also provides many
general astronomical tools
to obtain multiwaveband images of the sky and astronomical catalog searches
via the HEASARC
"On these pages you
will find tools and tutorials on how to access more than 1,000,000 spectra
Sloan Digital Sky Survey
(SDSS DR1, DR2, DR3) and the 2 degree Field redshift survey (2dFGRS). The
services are open to everyone to publish their own spectra in the same
"OpenSkyQuery allows you to
cross-match astronomical catalogs and select subsets of catalogs with a
general and powerful query language. You can also
import a personal catalog
objects and cross-match it against selected databases."
"Using NVO DataScope scientists can discover
and explore hundreds of data resources available in the Virtual Observatory.
Users can immediately discover what is known about a given region of the
sky: they can view survey images from the radio through the X-ray, explore
archived observations from multiple archives, find recent articles
describing analysis of data in the region, find known interesting or
peculiar objects and survey datasets that cover the region."
"A Registry is a
distributed database of Virtual Observatory resources -- primarily access
services for catalog, image, and spectral data, but also descriptions of
organizations and data collections. There are several coordinated registry
implementations that share information by harvesting each other's resources.
Searches for resources
can be done by keyword, or advanced queries can be expressed in the SQL
"The Canadian Astronomical Data Center (CADC),
the Space Telescope European Coordination Facility (ST-ECF)
and the Multimission Archive at STScI (MAST)
are pleased to make available combined images from the Wide Field Planetary
Camera 2 of the Hubble Space Telescope. These combined images are the
products of the basic registration and averaging of related sets of WFPC2
images, referred to as associations, that is usually performed by archival
researchers after the retrieval of individual images. As of November 2002,
over 15,000 combined images have been created from associations of nearly
50,000 individual WFPC2 images."
"GAVO has implemented
standard cone searches on catalogues derived from the ROSAT All Sky Survey (RASS).
Source Catalogues were loaded into a relational database and a simple query
interface provides access to this database for performing a cone search.
These catalogues are relatively small and can also be downloaded directly
archive at the Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE)."
"Rave is an ambitious
program to conduct a survey to measure the radial velocities, metallicities
and abundance ratios for up to a million stars using the
1.2-m UK Schmidt Telescope
Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO),
over the period 2003 - 2010. The survey represents a giant leap forward in
our understanding of our own Milky Way galaxy, providing a vast stellar
kinematic database larger than any other survey proposed for this coming
decade. The main data product will be a southern hemisphere survey of about
a million stars. This survey would comprise 0.7 million thin disk main
sequence stars, 250,000 thick disk stars, 100,000 bulge and halo stars, and
a further 50,000 giant stars including some out to 10 kpc from the Sun."