Object-base Links

Object-based Links to External Data Services

(Latest Revision: 26 June 2017)

One very useful feature of NED is that when you view the results for a single object (i.e., a By Name search or after clicking on a single object in a list generated by a Near Name or Near Position search), it automatically includes a suite of links to external archives and services for you. For example, when you search for galaxy "Messier 082", in the query report click on "External Services" in the INDEX box, and this will bring you to the following section:

Here with a simple click, you will be able to access additional information for the same object in the SIMBAD database, various catalogs in the CDS VizieR service (depending on relevant cross-IDs in NED), SDSS Sky Server (DR6, DR7, DR8, DR9 or DR12), NASA/IPAC Infrared Science Archive (IRSA), Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST), etc.