seleste: Software for Astronomical Database Queries

With seleste, astronomers can discover and browse catalogs and databases, with full access to data and related information. seleste can give quick results, but can also be customized to the fine-tuned level needed for final research results. SQL queries are available through an easy click-and-drag interface, as well as through direct SQL access. seleste can also be used in a scriptable mode via a command line interface. seleste also performs full-up database functions such as joins and can be used to do cross-matching.

seleste finds, views the contents of, and executes queries on any catalog that understands VO protocols. Catalogs already available include: the Chandra Source Catalog, SDSS, 2MASS, Hipparcos and more. For more information and to download seleste, visit http://cda.cfa.harvard.edu/seleste/

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