Using SIMBAD to look at images taken by other telescopes
SIMBAD is a site provides access to data, images
and papers relevant to all types of astronomical objects. You can
use it to preview objects to help decide whether you want to oberve
- Click on this link to go to the SIMBAD home page:
- Enter the 'Identifier' (e.g. M1 or NGC
4321 or Owl Nebula) and click 'Submit'
Various information is returned, including alternative names and the coordinates in various systems.
Look for the Aladdin previewer link further down the
page. Click this and after a short wait you will get a black
and white image taken by another (usually less powerful) telescope.
- To return to the SIMBAD home page click the
Internet Explorer Back button three times.
Using DSS instead to look at images taken by other telescopes:
Go to Digitised Sky Survey instructions
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