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The following page describes the basic IPAC Table Format, which can be used with IRSA Services that support multi-object searches. http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/DDGEN/Doc/ipac_tbl.html Please pay particular attention to the "DBMS Cons...
You cannot input a list of object names directly into the Catalog Search Tool. However, you can feed your list (with no header) into the IPAC Table Reformat and Validation Service: http://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/applications/TblCheck/ [1] If you cl...
Program interfaces are available for many IRSA services. Catalog Search [1], with user guide [2] Spitzer Heritage Archive [3] IRSA Image Server [4] Atlas [5] (images, spectra, and small catalogs from most IRSA data sets) Image Cutouts [6...
The standard IRSA acknowledgment [1] is: This research has made use of the NASA/ IPAC Infrared Science Archive, which is operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under contract with the National Aeronautics and Space ...
This usually means that the table you uploaded is in a binary file format, such as .doc, .rtf or .xls. In order for a table to be read by IRSA's services, it must be in a plain text ASCII file. If you are using Microsoft Word, be aware documents may ap...
This error indicates that the table you uploaded contains too many data columns and too few column names. If you are using IPAC ASCII Column-Aligned, or tab- or comma-delimited formats, the number of cells containing data must not exceed the number of ...
This error message means that the column names in your table do not sufficiently describe an object name, or the locations on the sky using ra, dec, glon, glat, etc. Clean up the column names so they are recognizable by IRSA services. See Supported ...
Three common conditions may result in this error message. REASON #1: When using IPAC Table Format, data are located beneath the vertical bars in the header. SOLUTION: Align the data with the columns in the header. (See IPAC Table Format [1]) R...
To uncompress the files you have downloaded from the command line, type "unzip .zip". To uncompress multiple files at once, type "unzip '*.zip'" (the single quotes are important), or "unzip \*.zip" -- you just have to escape out the wildcard. Double...
Yes. The IRSA YouTube channel [1] has several tutorials on archives housed at IRSA -- there are playlists organized by archive as well as a set of "micro-tutorials" relevant for more than one archive. The videos are in HD; you may need to manually use the...
IRSA has a mailing list to inform users of new data releases and tools. Mailings are infrequent; only a few times a year. If you would like to be added or removed from this email list, please submit a ticket to the Help Desk.
IRSA is part of a larger consortium of projects called the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center, or IPAC [1], which maintains several online educational resources for teachers and students, particularly the Cool Cosmos [2] site. Additionally, IRS...
If you have data that would benefit the infrared and sub-millimeter astronomical community, please submit a ticket through IRSA's Help Desk [1]. To learn more about IRSA's quality standards for contributed data, please read about IRSA's Data Validat...
Depending on your specific needs, there are a few places you can view and download presentation-quality images: The Featured Images Gallery [1] is a gallery of all images featured on IRSA's home page. Several 2MASS images are available in the follow...
There are a couple of resources you can tap into: 1. IRSA's Knowledgebase This is a searchable list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). To get there, visit the Help Desk at: https://irsasupport.ipac.caltech.edu/ and click on "Knowledgebas...
IRSA does not routinely provide the ability to download entire data sets for its mission holdings. In some cases, mission data may have small enough volume that it is straight-forward to download using IRSA's program interface. For most missions, however,...
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