Welcome to the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED)
April 2013 Release
New and Improved Functionality
Foreground Galactic extinction values (Aλ [mag]) based on
Schlafly et al.
2011 are now computed using the latest version of the
Schlegel et al.
1998 dust maps and code available at
New capability to return foreground Galactic extinction values
(Aλ [mag]) from
Schlafly et al.
2011 in up to 88 photometric bands in the Customized Output
feature of the Build Data Table from Input List tools
(By Name and
Near Name/Position), and in the
By Classifications query form.
Corrections were made to the logic for
By Parameters (All-Sky)
searches. These bug fixes improve searches involving constraints on
multiple object types and searches excluding particular name prefixes.
The results of Photometric Data
searches have been revised such that when Fν in Jansky [Jy]
or [W m-2 Hz-1] units are selected for
homogenized flux density values derived by NED, these only
apply to broad-band photometric measurements; homogenized spectral line
measurements are now given in their proper integrated flux
units of [Jy Hz] or [W m-2].
Notice of Discontinuing Services:
Server Mode (nedsrv) soon to be replaced with web services.
The following table gives statistics for data added to NED since
the previous public update and total NED holdings:
|Data Type ||Added ||Total|
|Unique Objects ||310,514 ||177,171,814|
|Publication Abstracts ||1,401 ||62,639|
|References ||3,167 ||87,104|
|Object Links to References ||1,672,995 ||27,563,536|
|Multiwavelength Cross-IDs ||1,708,218 ||192,140,592|
|Object Associations ||1,766 ||1,400,791|
|Photometric Data Points ||77,594 ||1,746,037,957|
|Objects with Redshifts ||133,971 ||4,154,567|
|Redshift-Independent Distances ||225 ||64,404|
|Objects with Redshift-Independent Distances||0||13,407|
|Objects with Detailed Classifications||6,750 ||216,012|
|Images ||27,071 ||2,725,265|
|Spectra ||317 ||478,207|
|Detailed Object Notes ||522 ||72,137|
Highlights of Latest Additions to Objects and Basic Data
Highlights of Latest Additions to Photometry
26,748 images in the u, g, r, i, and z bands for a sample of 4458 PGC
galaxies from the EFIGI catalogue.
Baillard et al.
122 images from an H I/Optical Atlas of Isolated Galaxies.
D. J. Pisano, Eric M. Wilcots and Charles T. Liu.
192 spectra from GHASP: an H-alpha kinematic
survey of 203 spiral and irregular galaxies - VII.
Epinat et al.
44 spectra from Comparison of AGN and Nuclear
Starburst Activity in Seyfert 1 and 2 Galaxies Based on Near-Infrared 2-4
Oi et al.
45 spectra from An H I study of Scd galaxies.
36 spectra from Observations of Neutral Hydrogen
in Bright Southern Galaxies.
Whiteoak, J. B., and Gardner, F. F.
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