Organization:Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg

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The Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS; English translation: Strasbourg Astronomical Data Centre) is a data centre which collects and distributes astronomical information[1] . It was established in 1972 under the name Centre de Données Stellaires. The on-line services currently provided by the CDS include:

  • SIMBAD, a database of astronomical objects.
  • VizieR, a service for astronomical catalogues and data associated with publications.
  • Aladin, an interactive sky atlas and image database.
  • X-Match, a catalogue cross-matching service.

See also

  • Observatory of Strasbourg


  1. Genova, F. (2000). "The CDS information hub. On-line services and links at the Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg". Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement 143: 1–7. doi:10.1051/aas:2000333. Bibcode2000A&AS..143....1G.