MINIJ-PAS-PDR201912 - Data Access Services

MiniJ-PAS Public Data Release (December, 2019) provides access to the combined scientific images in 60 filters covering a total area of ~ 1deg2. Mini_J-PAS-PDR201912 is based on images collected by the JST250 telescope and the Pathfinder instrument. This third internal data release covers the same area as the first MiniJ-PAS internal data release but data has been reprocessed using an improved version of the pipeline. This data release includes two types of data: FITS images and single and dual catalogue data (parameters measured from images, such as photometry or morphology data). Single catalogues are the ones where the detection and photometry had been done on each image independently. While, dual catalogues are the catalogues where the detection and photometry had been done using as reference image the r-SDSS image.

MiniJ-PAS web site offers dual catalogues data through several different online data access tools, each suited to a particular need. The table below gives a short description of each of tool indicating when you might use each one, based on what information you know already and what information you want to find out. Click on the name of a tool to access to it. Single catalogue data is also available but, currently, only through V.O. services.

Tool What it Does Use it when...
Sky Navigator Lets you navigate through the sky by panning and zooming. When you click on an object, you get a summary of it and you have options to see its photospectrum, explore it or search it in other catalogues. You are looking through the sky for objects to study.
Object List Search Lets you upload a list of sky positions, object names or objects identifiers, then returns a list of objects near those positions. Displays a summary, photospectra and thumbnail images for the list of objects. You want to quickly scan through a list of objects or you have a list of sky objects from another astronomical database and you want to find all objects near each of your objects. You want to create a report of a list of objects.
Image Search Lets you search and download coadded images by position or name. Lets you see a preview for each image. This service is only available if you have logged in. You want to look at or download a coadded image.
Cone Search Lets you search the database for objects near a certain sky position and with certain brightnesses. You want to find objects in one part of the sky.
Coverage Map Lets you display the sky area covered by the data release. You want to know the fields covered by the data release. These fields are linked to see them quickly in the sky navigator tool.
Multi-Order Coverage Map (MOC) Lets you download the Multi-Order Coverage map (MOC) which describes the area covered by the data release (fits file). You want to download the MOC file to compute very fast data set operations (unions, intersections,...) or query data (sources, images,...) of other data releases only inside this data release area using external tools like VizieR, Aladin or Topcat.
V.O. Services Lets you access to images and objects data through Virtual Observatory (V.O.) protocols using V.O. compatible applications. V.O. services offered are Simple Cone Search (SCS), Table Access Protocol (TAP), Simple Image Access Protocol (SIAP) and Simple Spectral Access Protocol (SSAP). You want to use a V.O. compatible application to access catalogue data or images and you want to know the URL of the service.
V.O. Asynchronous Queries (ADQL) Lets you search the database for all objects that meet any criteria you can think of, then returns whatever object data you request. Database queries are in Astronomical Data Query Language (ADQL), which is basically a standardised version of SQL (ADQL help and examples). This service is only available if you have logged in. You want to answer a specific astronomical research question.
Direct Download Services Lets you build the URL for different services for images or objects data download. This service is only available if you have logged in. You want to download images or objects data from the command line or from your own scripts and you want to know how to build the URL of the service.
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