June 2020 Release Highlights

(Latest Revision: 28 May 2020)

Database Contents

Tabular summaries of NED's current holdings are presented here. Graphic summaries are presented here.

References and Object Pointers

664,852 new object links (pointers) to 1,742 new references including:

  • 82,091 COSMOS2015 sources published in Cosmic Web of Galaxies in the COSMOS Field: Public Catalog and Different Quenching for Centrals and Satellites (Darvish, B. et al. 2017ApJ...837...16D ) and Infrared Selection of Obscured Active Galactic Nuclei in the COSMOS Field (Chang, Y. et al. 2017ApJS..233...19C )
  • 23,929 Galaxies and Galaxy Groups from Galaxy Groups Within 3500 km s-1 (Kourkchi, E. and Tully, R. B. 2017ApJ...843...16K )
  • 19,179 LARGESS galaxies and redshifts from The Large Area Radio Galaxy Evolution Spectroscopic Survey (LARGESS): survey design, data catalogue and GAMA/WiggleZ spectroscopy (Ching, J. et al. 2017MNRAS.464.1306C )
  • 823 Fermi gamma-ray sources from The Second Catalog of Flaring Gamma-Ray Sources from the Fermi All-sky Variability Analysis (2FAV) (Abdollahi, S. et al. 2017ApJ...846...34A )
  • 564 NuSTAR X-ray sources from The NuSTAR Serendipitous Survey: The 40-month Catalog and the Properties of the Distant High-energy X-Ray Source Population (Lansbury, G.B. et al. 2017ApJ...836...99L )
  • 1,709 Galaxies and redshifts from An ALMA Survey of Submillimeter Galaxies in the Extended Chandra Deep Field South: Spectroscopic Redshifts (Danielson, A.L.R. et al. 2017ApJ...840...78D )
  • 1,228 Cosmic Voids from A Cosmic Void Catalog of SDSS DR12 BOSS Galaxies (Mao, Q. et al. 2017ApJ...835..161M )
  • 3,199 Supernovae through Dec 2019 from ASASSN, and Transient Name Server, and Sloan Digital Sky Survey-II Supernova Survey
  • 172 Gamma-Ray Bursts through Dec 2019 from Swift GRBs with XRT positions

Cross-IDs and New Objects

  • 22,400 new objects from the literature
  • 232,776 sources from the literature cross-identified with NED objects


  • 149,427 additional redshifts
  • 5,784 more objects with redshifts


449,987 new photometric data points integrated into SEDs, including:

  • NIR: VISTA magnitudes from A Comparative Study of Density Field Estimation for Galaxies: New Insights into the Evolution of Galaxies with Environment in COSMOS out to z ∼ 3 (Darvish, Behnam et al., 2015ApJ...805..121D)
  • Radio: FIRST fluxes from Nature and evolution of powerful radio galaxies at z ~ 1 and their link with the quasar luminosity function (van Velzen, Sjoert et al., 2015MNRAS.446.2985V)
  • FIR: Herschel fluxes from PACS photometry of the Herschel Reference Survey - far-infrared/submillimetre colours as tracers of dust properties in nearby galaxies (Cortese, L. et al., 2014MNRAS.440..942C)
  • Xray: Swift fluxes from Constraining the rate and luminosity function of Swift gamma-ray bursts (Howell, E.J., 2014MNRAS.444...15H)
  • UV & VIS: GALEX and KPNO magnitudes from GALEX catalogue of UV point sources in M33 (Mudd, Dale & Stanek, K.Z. 2015MNRAS.450.3811M)


  • 350 images for 70 galaxies from Chandra Early-type Galaxy Atlas (Kim et al. 2019ApJS..241...36K )
  • 119 images from A Near-infrared Census of the Multicomponent Stellar Structure of Early-type Dwarf Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster (Janz et al. 2014ApJ...786..105J )
  • 5 images for MESSIER 033 from Dust Heating Sources in Galaxies: The Case of M33 (HERM33ES) (Boquien et al. 2011AJ....142..111B )
  • 1 cube for NGC 6251 from The XMM-Newton view of the X-ray halo and jet of NGC 6251 (Sambruna et al. 2004A&A...414..885S)


  • 2196 spectra from Far-infrared Line Spectra of Active Galaxies from the Herschel/PACS Spectrometer: The Complete Database (Fernández-Ontiveros et al. 2016ApJS..226...19F)
  • 82 spectra from The quasar MBH-Mhost relation through cosmic time - I. Data set and black hole masses (Decarli et al. 2010MNRAS.402.2441D)

Redshift-independent Distances

  • The Galaxy Distances Tabulation (NED-D) contains 272,573 distances for 147,363 galaxies.

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