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The service exposes data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the U.S. National Science Foundation, and NASA, the project gathers data from observatories and other sources to allow creation of a map covering large sections of the universe. The web service gives access to data for over 80 million astronomical objects, such as stars, galaxies, and quasars. Teachers are invited to adapt existing projects for classroom use.

Methods support access to photos, animated skyscape images, spectra graphs and data. Support is also provided for searching by radial and rectangular measurements and creating a star chart for a location as well as managing resources created using SkyServer tools.

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SkyServer: Highlights

Summary
Astronomical data and image service
Category
Science
Tags
Protocols
REST
Data Formats
XML
API home
http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/help/docs/ap ... 

SkyServer: Specifications

Functionality

Client Install Required
No  
Service Endpoint
http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
None  
Developer Key Required
No  
Account Required
No  
Commercial Licensing
Yes  
Provider
www.sdss.org  
Non-Commercial Lic.
Yes  
Data Licensing
Public Domain  
Usage Fees
Free  
Program Fees
 
Certification Program
 
Usage Limits
skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/help/docs/limits.asp 
Terms of Service
skyserver.sdss.org/dr1/en/credits/datause.asp 

Security

Authentication Model
Public 
SSL Support
No 
Read-only Without Login
Yes 

Support

Vendor API Kits
 
Community API Kits
 
API Blog
 
Site Blog
 
API Forum
 
Developer Support
 
Console URL
 

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