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General Tasks

Some problems, such as getting images, searching for objects by magnitude, and matching two datasets, appear in all areas of astronomy research. These guides will give you step-by-step directions for solving these problems with SDSS data.

Click on one of the questions below to see a guide. Open the tools through the links provided in the guides, and follow along as you read.

How do I...

  1. Get an image and spectrum of my favorite object?

  2. Find out if SDSS's imaging data for an object are reliable?

  3. Find data for all objects in a given RA/Dec/Magnitude/Absolute Magnitude range?

  4. Find images and spectra for all objects in a given RA/Dec/Magnitude/Absolute Magnitude range?

  5. Upload my own data to see what the SDSS knows about those objects?

  6. Get a random subset of the data?

  7. Find closely paired objects?

  8. Create a finding chart for my telescope?


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