VAO Software Release: Data Discovery Tool (version 1.7)

Retrieve astronomical data about a given position or object in the sky.

The VAO has released a new version of the Data Discovery Tool (v1.7) on August 25, 2014. With this tool you can find datasets from thousands of astronomical collections known to the VO and over wide areas of the sky. This includes thousands of astronomical collections  – photometric catalogs and images — and archives around the world.

New features of the Data Discovery Tool include:
  • New Search: In addition to the Virtual Observatory search, one can now directly search all the observations held at the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST), the official archive for HST, Kepler, GALEX and several other missions.
  • Crossmatch: Any result table can be crossmatched with the major CDS catalogs as well as the observations from MAST.
  • Upload: One can now upload a target list into the tool for the purpose of crossmatching.
Try it now at http://usvao-web.ipac.caltech.edu/tools. Feedback on your experience with the Data Discovery Tool is appreciated!