SIMBAD (the Set of Identifications, Measurements, and Bibliography for
Astronomical Data) is an astronomical database of objects beyond the
Solar System. It is maintained by the Centre de données astronomiques
de Strasbourg (CDS), France.
SIMBAD was created by merging the Catalog of Stellar Identifications
(CSI) and the Bibliographic Star Index as they existed at the Meudon
Computer Centre until 1979, and then expanded by additional source
data from other catalogues and the academic literature. The first
on-line interactive version, known as Version 2, was made available in
1981. Version 3, developed in the C language and running on UNIX
stations at the Strasbourg Observatory, was released in 1990. Fall of
2006 saw the release of Version 4 of the database, now stored in
PostgreSQL, and the supporting software, now written entirely in Java.
As of 10 February 2017,
SIMBAD contains information for 9,099,070
objects under 24,529,080 different names, with 327,634 bibliographical
references and 15,511,733 bibliographic citations.
The minor planet
4692 SIMBAD was named in its honour.
Planetary Data System (PDS) – NASA's database of information on
SSSB, maintained by
JPL and Caltech.
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) – a database of information
on objects outside the Milky Way, also maintained by JPL.
NASA Exoplanet Archive
NASA Exoplanet Archive – an online astronomical exoplanet catalog
and data service
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^ "NASA Exoplanet Archive". NASA Exoplanet Science Institute.
Retrieved 12 July 2016.