Tools for data access
DR6 data are distributed via the Catalog Archive
Server (CAS), an SQL database with fast search capabilities, and
the Data Archive Server (DAS), a collection of fits
images and tables containing the outputs of the imaging and
spectroscopic reduction pipelines. In addition, the SDSS collaboration
has created catalogs and other data products based on public survey
data that we link from our Value
Added Data Products page.
Catalog Archive Server (CAS) Search
|Catalog Archive Server
||The Catalog Archive Server offers efficient search tools for
querying the imaging and spectro catalogs from SDSS.
|SEGUE Catalog Archive Server
||The SEGUE Catalog Archive Server offers an interface to the
SEGUE imaging data (also available thru the CASJOBS interface)
|Spectro Query Server
||Search spectra by
position, or by spectral or photometric parameters. Retrieve survey
|Imaging Query Server
||Search photometry catalog by position or by photometric
parameters. Retrieve survey files.
||Upload plate,MJD,fiber list as part of a SQL query
||Find SDSS matches for a list of objects.
||Directly search the database using your own SQL queries (also see
skyserver help pages).
||Use this batch job server for direct SQL searches of the
database with generous timeout setting. Share result sets with your
collaborators. Access to BEST, TARGET, SEGUE verions of sky.
||Point and click on SDSS images.
||Generate jpeg finding charts from SDSS images.
||Get jpeg cutouts of SDSS imaging for object lists with link to
finding chart. Option to generate object list from SQL
In addition to using the web interfaces above, you can directly
connect to the database server to perform your own SQL queries using
||python script to submit
SQL queries from the command-line
||Submit SQL queries from an emacs buffer
Data Archive Server (DAS)
- images of the night sky ("corrected frames")
in fits and jpeg format
- calibrated object lists with photometric
parameters as fits binary tables
- reduced spectra and spectral parameters as fits
binary tables and ps/gif plots
Files and directories within the DAS are designated by survey
identifiers of the desired data:
run/rerun/camcol/field for imaging;
plate/MJD/fiberID for spectroscopy. The easiest way to
obtain this designation is by one of the query forms provided. The DAS is
described in detail on the DAS structure
and contents page.
| FOOT DR6
||Check whether coordinate is in DR6 for arbitrary
(list of) RA,DECs; if so, retrieve
| FOOT Supplemental
||Check whether coordinate is in supplemental imaging runs for arbitrary
(list of) RA,DECs; if so, retrieve
|DR6 DAS retrieval form
||Use query forms above to obtain
survey designation of required data to be uploaded here.
Small result sets will be
returned as .tar or .zip archive; larger sets can be
downloaded using wget. The coverage page explains runs,
reruns etc. The DAS users'
guide explains how the form works.
|Supplemental DAS retrieval form
||Use these query forms to obtain
survey designation of data in supplemental imaging runs.
|http access to DAS
||Recommended method for retreiving data.
Use your web browser or other http clients like
Recommended options for
wget to mirror entire directories:
--no-host-directories -l inf -r -np --continue
||Recommended method for updating existing partial mirrors.
The rsync URL is
rsync://firstname.lastname@example.org/DR6. See the rsync help page.
|Spectra in bulk
||Get all spectroscopic data, or redshift lists by object type (galaxies, quasars, stars)
Last modified: Fri Jun 29 15:52:31 CEST 2007