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Strasbourg astronomical Data Center (CDS) is dedicated to the collection and worldwide distribution of astronomical data and related information.
The CDS hosts the SIMBAD astronomical database, the world reference database for the identification of astronomical objects; VizieR, the catalogue service for the CDS reference collection of astronomical catalogues and tables published in academic journals; and theAladin interactive software sky atlas for access, visualization and analysis of astronomical images, surveys, catalogues, databases and related data.
The CDS mission is to:
- collect useful information concerning astronomical objects that is available in computerized form;
- upgrade these data by critical evaluations and comparisons;
- distribute the results to the astronomical community;
- conduct research, using these data.