Use this option to browse through the main Catalog listings, as if reading a book. This is by far the simplest way to access the infrared database without complicated search procedures. To open the Catalog, click a green button below. The Catalog listings for that hour of RA will be displayed. You can scroll up and down through the listings using the mouse or the up/down arrow keys.
Select an hour of RA as a starting point:
Explanation of Catalog column headings
a) "Open" the Catalog to the page containing the source name of interest: Click on the red button to find the source name in the Atlas. The Atlas name listed is a link to the source location in the Catalog. Click on the link to display the Catalog page containing the source, then you can scroll up and down to identify all records for that source. This option provides an efficient way to find the source in the Catalog.
b) Create a summary of Catalog data for the source name of interest: You can restrict the search results to those records falling within 2 arcminutes of the source of interest and create a shorter list of records for sources within that search area, by using the green button below. Choose a source name to generate a summary of the observations within a small region of sky around that source. This option returns Catalog listings for all sources within 2 arcminutes of RA and Dec, including observations of other sources in the region.
Any one (or any combination) of the search fields below can be used to limit your search. It is not necessary to specify all fields. For example, if the Right Ascension, Declination and R.A./DEC range are not specified, the entire sky will be searched. This will result in a longer search time, but will result in a complete survey based on the specified parameters. Click on SEARCH PARAMETER HELP or the individual links below for an explanation of the format of each search parameter.
For an explanation of the bibliographic reference number, click on Bibliographic Reference Number Help.
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