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MAST Interfaces

MAST provides a variety of interfaces to access its hosted data collections. Tables in this document provide a few-letter code to indicate which interface(s) may be used to access data from a given collection. The following table lists the codes and their meaning.

Interface CodeDescription
CJCasJobs (requires a separate account)
GHTTP Get Request
PPortal user interface
PXPortal Cross-match
VOTVirtual Observatory Tables interface
WFCustom MAST web form

Data Catalogs

MAST hosts catalogs from a wide variety of digital surveys and source compendia to facilitate research. These catalogs are available in one or more MAST interfaces. See the table of Interface Codes above.

The catalogs may also be accessed via a Virtual Observatory table access protocol. The following table lists the catalogs by their acronyms.

2MASSStandard and 6XCJ, PXTwo-micron All-Sky Survey: IR photometric catalogCutri, et al. 2003, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
CFHTLSDeep, Wide; T0007 ReleasePXCanada-France-Hawaii Telescope Legacy Survey: optical/near-IR photometric catalogsHudelot, et al. 2012, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
PXCalsberg Meridian Catalog: astrometric positions
CTL8.0.1CJ, PXTESS Candidate Target ListStassun, et al. 2018, AJ, 156, A102
DENISDR3PXDeep Near-Infrared Survey (DENIS) point-source photometric catalogDENIS Consortium 2005, VisieR On-line Data Catalog
CJTESS sources with threshold-crossing events
WFFaint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm: radio source catalog.

Becker, et al. 1995, ApJ, 450, 559

White, et al. 1997, ApJ, 475, 479

Hefland, et al. 2015, ApJ, 801, A25

GAIADR1, DR2, EDR3CJ, PXGAIA Astrometric catalog of stellar positions and proper motions.

GAIA Collaboration 2018, A&A, 616, A1

GAIA Collaboration 2017, A&A, 605, A79

GAIA Collaboration 2021, A&A, 649, A1

GALEX: AIS+MISGR5CJAll-sky imaging survey and Medium-depth imaging survey: photometric UV catalogBianchi, et al. 2011, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
GALEX: AllGR 6+7CJ, PXSource catalog all surveys: photometric UV catalogBianchi, et al. 2014, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
PXSource CatalogIPAC 2008, VisieR On-line Data Catalog
GSC2.2, 2.3, ASCWF, PXGuide-Star Catalog of stellar positions and magnitudesLasker, et al. 2008, AJ, 136, 735
CJPhotometric source catalog of 47 Tuc

Kalirai et al. 2012, AJ, 143, 11

CJATLAS All-Sky Reference Catalog of starsTonry et al. 2018, ApJ, 867, 105
CJSource catalog of variable stars from the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert SystemHeinze, et al. 2018, AJ, 156, A241
CJGALEX-SDSS-WISE Legacy Catalog of galaxy propertiesSalim et al. 2016, ApJS, 227, 2
CJRevised Kepler Stellar and Exoplanet Properties from GAIA-DR2Berger, et al. 2018, ApJ, 866, 99
CJProbablistic classifications of unresolved point-sources in Pan-STARRS1Tachibana & Miller 2018, PASP, 130, 994
CJCatalog of stellar parametersSharma, et al. 2018, MNRAS, 473, 2004
CJSwift UVOT serendipitous source catalogPage, et al. 2015, Proceedings of Science, 223, 37

3: MagAper2

3: MagAuto

CJ, C.M, P, PX, VOTHubble Source Catalog, includes Hubble Catalog of Variables; source positions and multi-band magnitudes

Whitmore et al. 2016, AJ, 151, A134

Bonanos et al., 2019, A&A, 630, A92

PXIRSF Magellanic Clouds Point-Source CatalogDaisuke, et al. 2007, PASJ, 59, 615
WF, PXKepler Input CatalogBrown, et al. 2011, AJ, 142, A112
KOIDR25CJKepler Object of Interest catalog of stars with exo-planetsThompson, et al. 2018, ApJS, 235, A38
PXMagellanic Clouds Photometric Survey: the LMC: multi-band optical catalog of starsZaritsky, et al. 2004, AJ, 128, 1606
PXNaval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset astrometric catalogZacharias, et al. 2005, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
PXOGLE Photometric Catalog of the Galactic BulgeUdalski, et al. 2002, AcA, 52, 217
Pan-STARRSDR1, DR2CJ, C.MPanoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System photometric catalogChambers, K, et al. 2019, https://arxiv.org/abs/1612.05560
PHATv2CJPanchromatic Hubble Andromeda Treasury photometric surveyJohnson, et al. AJ, 752, A95
PXCatalog of Positions and Proper Motions of starsRöser, et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 401
PXPPMX on the ICRSRoeser, et al. 2010, AJ, 139, 2440
PXSurveying the Agents of a Galaxy's EvolutionMeixner, et al. 2006, AJ, 132, 2268
SDSSDR7, 8, 9, 14CJ, PXPhotometric Source Catalog: multi-band optical and near-IR photometryAbazajlan, et al. 2009, ApJS, 182, 543
SPM4.0PXYale/San Juan Southern Proper Motion CatalogGirard, et al. 2011, AJ, 142, 15
TIC8.1CJ, PXTESS Input CatalogStassun, et al. 2018, AJ, 156, A102
PXTycho-2 Astrometric CatalogHog, et al. 2000, A&A, 355, L27
UCAC2, 3, 4PXUS Naval Observatory CCD Astrograph CatalogZacharias, et al. 2013, AJ, 145, 44
UKIDSS:DXSDR8, DR9PXUKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey: Deep Extragalactic Survey

Lawrence, et al. 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1599

Lawrence, et al. 2012, VizieR Online Data Catalog

UKIDSS:GCSDR8, DR9PXUKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey: Galactic Clusters Survey

Lawrence, et al. 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1599

Lawrence, et al. 2012, VizieR Online Data Catalog

UKIDSS:GPSDR6PXUKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey: Galactic Plane Survey

Lawrence, et al. 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1599

Lawrence, et al. 2012, VizieR Online Data Catalog

UKIDSS:LASDR7, DR8, DR9PXUKIRT Infrared Deep Sky Survey:  Large Area Survey

Lawrence, et al. 2007, MNRAS, 379, 1599

Lawrence, et al. 2012, VizieR Online Data Catalog

USNOA2.0, B1.0PXUSNO Astrometric CatalogMonet, et al. 2003, AJ, 125, 984
PXWISE All-Sky Photometric SurveyCutri, et al. 2012, VizieR On-line Catalog

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