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Search Page - Catalog of Infrared Observations

1. Browse the Catalog Listings:

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:

[00] [01] [02] [03] [04] [05] [06] [07] [08] [09] [10] [11]
[12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [no pos.]

Explanation of Catalog column headings

2. Access the Catalog Data by Source Name:

It can be difficult to locate a source in the Catalog simply by typing its name, because source names and spellings are not standardized, and names are often abbreviated in the database. However, all of the object names contained in the database are listed alphabetically in an Atlas of Infrared Sources, which is a supporting tool built into the Catalog. Two effective ways of finding an object in the Catalog by name using the Atlas are provided here:

"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.

[Locate Source]

3. Search the Bibliography:

Search by First Author:

You can view the collection of journal articles from which the Catalog data were obtained, arranged alphabetically by first author. Select the button corresponding to the first author's last name:

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M]
[N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]

Last modified: December 5, 2000

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