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ABSTRACT

1.INTRODUCTION

2.ASTRONOMICAL DATA
2.1.FITS
2.2.Reading HST FITS Files
2.3.Other File Formats

3.OPTICAL AND UV INFORMATION
3.1.Preprints and Papers
3.2.NASA Extragalactic Database (NED)
3.3.A Thousand and One Catalogues in Strasbourg: CDS
3.4.SIMBAD
3.5.VizieR
3.6.Aladin
3.7.Dictionary of Nomenclature of Astronomical Objects
3.8.Information & On-line Data in Astronomy
3.9.StarPages
3.10.NSSDC
3.11.Leda
3.12.Data
3.13.Other Images, Lists and Catalogs
3.14.Scanned Data
3.15.Optical and UV Surveys
3.16.Multiwavelength Maps
3.17.Astrometry
3.18.Artificial Data
3.19.Other Meta Databases
3.20.Software
3.21.Planetary Information
3.22.Organizations
3.23.How Am I Going to Remember This?

4.OPTICAL AND UV ARCHIVES
4.1.Optical Archives
4.2.Other Ultraviolet Satellites

5.THE HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
5.1.Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS)
5.2.The Faint Object Camera (FOC)
5.3.Near Infrared Camera and Multi-Object Spectrometer (NICMOS)
5.4.Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
5.5.Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2)
5.6.Faint Object Spectrograph (FOS)
5.7.Goddard High Resolution Spectrograph (GHRS)
5.8.High Speed Photometer (HSP)
5.9.The Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS)
5.10.Cosmic Origins Spectrograph (COS)

6.THE HUBBLE DATA ARCHIVE
6.1.The Data Archive and Distribution Service (DADS)
6.2.Browsing the HDA
6.3.How to Use the HDA

7.SURFING FOR DATA

8.ACRONYMS

9.ASTRONOMICAL CDs

10.REFERENCES