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Looking for decent star catalog / database

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posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 11:16 AM
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I'm looking for a reasonable complete / up-to-date CSV (comma separated value) catalog of stars. I'm attempting to do a bit of research and I need a database that actually cooperates with me in my quest.

So I'm looking for a star catalog / database that is either in a CSV format, or is a modern excel file.

Either of these kinds of files I can import into SQL Server and build a serious database of stars that doesn't limit me to their "Canned" queries.

Databases / file with multiple tables is okay.

So, please if you know of such an animal; please post a link.




posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 11:17 AM
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Yeah, I'm looking for the same thing. Hipparcos database is great, but I'm looking for something which can be used offline.

Can anyone help us astronomers?


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posted on Nov, 11 2013 @ 12:35 PM
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swanne
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Yeah, I'm looking for the same thing. Hipparcos database is great, but I'm looking for something which can be used offline.

Can anyone help us astronomers?


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Here's something I found interesting

Its a website with many links to different catalogs, some may actually be useful. Anyway, I got the latest(?) "NSTARS" database from NASA in CSV format. It will import directly into excel or other spreadsheet.

I would also recommend that you find a copy of Microsoft SQL Server EXPRESS. It is a free SQL based database engine that works quite well from the desktop. It will import excel files, and make them actually useful



posted on Nov, 12 2013 @ 08:08 AM
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Thanks!



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