3.19. Other Meta Databases
- Astrobrowse allows the user
to retrieve information from several sites using one single query form.
The user only needs to specify a position (or a name that will be resolved
into a position), a search radius and a list of the services (as available
from different organizations) that can be accessed. At the moment only
a prototype exists on-line
- AMASE (http://amase.gsfc.nasa.gov)is
an on-line multi-mission and multi-spectral range catalog with pointers
to locate data stored in different NASA archives. Besides the information
of each object (name, coordinates, color, radial velocity or redshift,
proper motion, etc.), AMASE provides the very useful information about
the observation: the mission, instrument, instrument configuration and
detector used; the pointing, time of observation and roll angle; the target,
proposal and principal investigator.
- The Astronomical Data Center
contains more than 800 catalogs and 750 tables culled from the literature.
The ADC has produced 3 CD-ROMs with astronomical catalogs (a fourth one
will have been made available at the end of 1997). A list of the recently
incorporated catalogs is included in the monthly ADC Newsletter distributed
electronically and also stored at the ADC site.