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Version 8.1
January 2015
Revision History

STScI Archive Manual

Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Archive

    • 1.1 Data in the Archives
    • 1.2 Other Archives Containing HST Data
    • 1.3 Proprietary Data
    • 1.4 Publication of Archival Research Results
    • 1.5 Registration
    • 1.6 Searching for Data
    • 1.7 Retrieving Data
    • 1.8 User Support
      • 1.8.1 Support for Archival Research
      • 1.8.2 MAST Newsletter
      • 1.8.3 Archive Hotseat
      • 1.8.4 Questions and Comments
      • 1.8.5 When a Retrieval Fails
      • 1.8.6 Documentation
    • 1.9 Using FTP
    • 1.10 Using STSADS/IRAF to Analyse Your Data

  2. Chapter 2 - Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes

    • 2.1 MAST Interfaces
    • 2.2 MAST Web Tutorial (currently offline)
    • 2.3 Mission Web Search Interfaces
    • 2.4 HST Pointings Interface
    • 2.5 MAST Web Services
    • 2.6 MAST Tools
      • 2.6.1NED/MAST Cross Correlation Search
      • 2.6.2 VizieR/MAST Cross Correlation Search
      • 2.6.3 Specview
      • 2.6.4 MAST Coplotter
      • 2.6.5 MAST Scrapbook
    • 2.7 Hints for Searching
      • 2.7.1 Searching for Planets, Comets and Asteroids
      • 2.7.2Searching for HST data by Object Class
      • 2.7.3 Search HST catalog by Region in the Sky
      • 2.7.4 Searching with Ranges of Coordinates
      • 2.7.5 Searching with Ranges in Time
      • 2.7.6 Searching Across Multiple Missions
      • 2.7.7 Comparing Observations from two different missions
      • 2.7.8 Abstract Searches
      • 2.7.9 High-Level Science Product Searches
      • 2.7.10 Performing Large Searches
    • 2.8 Previewing Data
    • 2.9 Retrieving Data From the Archive
      • 2.9.1 Retrieving HST and FUSE Data From DADS
      • 2.9.2 Downloading Other MAST Data
        • 2.9.2.1 Downloading data from the serach interface
        • 2.9.2.2 Downloading data via anonymous FTP
        • 2.9.2.3 Downloading MAST data via the browser
        • 2.9.2.4 Downloading ASCII versions of the spectral data
      • 2.9.3 High-Level Science Products
        • 2.9.3.1 Downloading Via Anonymous FTP
        • 2.9.3.2 Downloading via Browser
        • 2.9.3.3 Downloading from te High-Level Science Products Search Form
    • 2.10 Data Archiving Guidelines
    • 2.11 Guidelines for Contributing High-Level Science Products to MAST
      • 2.11.1 File Formats, Keywords and Naming COnventions
      • 2.11.2 Delivery of Files to STScI
      • 2.11.3 Web Support
    • 2.12 MAST Documentation
  3. Chapter 3 - Starview
    • 3.1 Introduction to StarView
    • 3.2 Using StarView
    • 3.3 Retrievals
      • 3.3.1 Retrieval List Window Options
      • 3.3.2 Retrieval Options
      • 3.3.3 Reference File Retrieval
    • 3.4 A Simple Search using Quick Search
    • 3.5 Saving and Refining a Search
      • 3.5.1 Saving and Uploading
      • 3.5.2 Exporting Results
      • 3.5.3 Cross Qualification
      • 3.5.4 Saving SQL Query
    • 3.6 More Complex Example
    • 3.7 Building a New Search or Modifying an Existing Search
      • 3.7.1 Custom Query Generator Tool
      • 3.7.2 Adding Fields to an Existing Form
      • 3.7.3 Manipulating Fields
  4. Chapter 4 - GALEX
    • 4.1 Getting Started with GALEX
    • 4.2 Data Searches
    • 4.3 GALEX File Naming Conventions
    • 4.4 GALEX Object Nomenclature
    • 4.5 Text Descriptions of GALEX File Types
    • 4.6 Determining Header (keyword) Definitions
  5. Appendix 1: Acronym List
  6. Appendix 2: HST Specific Information