The SIMBAD astronomical database. The CDS reference database for astronomical objects

  title={The SIMBAD astronomical database. The CDS reference database for astronomical objects},
  author={Marc Wenger and Françoise Ochsenbein and Daniel Egret and Pascal Dubois and François Bonnarel and S. B. Borde and Françoise Genova and G{\'e}rard Jasniewicz and Suzanne Laloe and Soizick Lesteven and Richard Monier},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics Supplement Series},
Simbad is the reference database for identification and bibliography of astronomical objects. It contains identifications, “basic data”, bibliography, and selected observational measurements for several million astronomical objects. 
Simbad is developed and maintained by CDS, Strasbourg. Building the database contents is achieved with the help of several contributing institutes. Scanning the bibliography is the result of the collaboration of CDS with bibliographers in Observatoire de Paris… 

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