HEASARC Astrobrowse Search Help

The search form allows you to preselect the resources you want to query. Note: this is NOT where you enter the name of a specific target or coordinates - the next form asks for that information. For example, if you want to query data in catalogs containing AGN data, you might enter AGN in the Additional keywords input box. The search terms will be looked for in the descriptions of the databases. To show you what these keywords are going to be searched against, here is one of the database description files that would be matched for the term AGN in this example. The entire file is searched for matching keywords.

%ActionName         cadc_veron96
%Description        Veron96
%Owner              HEASARC'CADC
%DistribDomain      SSDS
%DistribDomain      SSDS.astronomy
%VersionNumber      0  1998/08/14 14:48:40
%Url                http://cadcwww.dao.nrc.ca/cadcbin/wdb/astrocat/qso96/query?n
ame=&vmag=&dec=$1&radio=&simbad=simbad&tab_z=on&ra=$2&tab_name=on&n_vmag=&max_ro
ws_returned=100&tab_vmag=on&tab_dec=on&umb=&bmv=&l_z=&tab_radio=on&box=$3&tab_ra
=on&tab_umb=on&z=&tab_bmv=on
%Url.Method         POST
%Param.DataType     $1= Coo(J2000,DE)
%Param.DataType     $2= Coo(J2000,RA)
%Param.DataType     $3= Angle(DMS)
%Param.Value        $3= 00 10 00
%VerboseDescr       This database is the 7th edition of the Catalog of Quasars a
nd Active Galactic Nuclei by Veron-Cetty and Veron, and is an update of the codev
ious versions, containing data culled from 1662 references (+176 more than the 6
th edition published in 1993).  Keywords: quasar, QSO, AGN, Active Galactic Nucl
ei, BL Lac.
%Institute          CADC
%Email              cadc@dao.nrc.ca
%Doc.User           http://cadcwww.dao.nrc.ca/astrocat/veron96_help.html
%ApplicationField   Astrobrowse\nInstitute  = CADC\nLocation   = Victoria, BC\nD
EFAULT    = No\nDataSource = Derived\nDataAvailable = Catalog\nBandpass   = Radi
o\nBandpass   = Optical

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FIRST
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GSC
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interact*
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IRAS
IUE
JCMT
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Lowell
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messier
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nova*
NRAO
NTT
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remnant*
ROE
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