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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)
C.MCatalogs.MAST
E.MExo.MAST
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.

CatalogVersionInterfaceDescriptionReferences
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
CMC14
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
Exoplanets_TESS
CJTESS sources with threshold-crossing events
FIRST
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
GLIIMPSE
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
HLSP_47TUC
CJPhotometric source catalog of 47 Tuc

Kalirai et al. 2012, AJ, 143, 11

HLSP_ATLAS_REFCAT2
CJATLAS All-Sky Reference Catalog of starsTonry et al. 2018, ApJ, 867, 105
HLSP_ATLAS_VAR
CJSource catalog of variable stars from the Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert SystemHeinze, et al. 2018, AJ, 156, A241
HLSP_GSWLC
CJGALEX-SDSS-WISE Legacy Catalog of galaxy propertiesSalim et al. 2016, ApJS, 227, 2
HLSP_KG_RADII
CJRevised Kepler Stellar and Exoplanet Properties from GAIA-DR2Berger, et al. 2018, ApJ, 866, 99
HSLP_PS1_PSC
CJProbablistic classifications of unresolved point-sources in Pan-STARRS1Tachibana & Miller 2018, PASP, 130, 994
HLSP_TESS_HERMES
CJCatalog of stellar parametersSharma, et al. 2018, MNRAS, 473, 2004
HLSP_UVOTSSC
CJSwift UVOT serendipitous source catalogPage, et al. 2015, Proceedings of Science, 223, 37
HSC

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

IRSF MCPS
PXIRSF Magellanic Clouds Point-Source CatalogDaisuke, et al. 2007, PASJ, 59, 615
KIC
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
LMCPS
PXMagellanic Clouds Photometric Survey: the LMC: multi-band optical catalog of starsZaritsky, et al. 2004, AJ, 128, 1606
NOMAD
PXNaval Observatory Merged Astrometric Dataset astrometric catalogZacharias, et al. 2005, VizieR On-line Data Catalog
OGLE II BULGE
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
PPMX
PXCatalog of Positions and Proper Motions of starsRöser, et al. 2008, A&A, 488, 401
PPMXL
PXPPMX on the ICRSRoeser, et al. 2010, AJ, 139, 2440
SAGE
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
TGASDR1PXTycho-GAIA
TIC8.1CJ, PXTESS Input CatalogStassun, et al. 2018, AJ, 156, A102
Tycho-2
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
WISE
PXWISE All-Sky Photometric SurveyCutri, et al. 2012, VizieR On-line Catalog

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