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Abstract Reference: 31658
Identifier: P4.11
Presentation: Poster presentation
Key Theme: 4 Long-term Management of Data Archives

What is in SIMBAD?

Authors:
Anais Oberto, Cecile Loup

SIMBAD is a dynamic database of astronomical objects. It provides the bibliography, as well as basic information such as the nature of the object, its coordinates, magnitudes, proper motions and parallax, velocity/redshift, angular size, spectral or morphological type, and the multitude of names (identifiers) given in the literature. The information in SIMBAD is a compilation built from what is published in the literature with expert cross-identification performed at the CDS based on the compatibility of several parameters, in the limit of reasonably good astrometry.