The VizieR database of astronomical catalogues

@article{Ochsenbein2000TheVD,
  title={The VizieR database of astronomical catalogues},
  author={Françoise Ochsenbein and Patricia Bauer and J. Marcout},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics Supplement Series},
  year={2000},
  volume={143},
  pages={23-32}
}
VizieR is a database grouping in an homoge- neous way thousands of astronomical catalogues gath- ered for decades by the Centre de Donn ees de Strasbourg (CDS) and participating institutes. The history and cur- rent status of this large collection is briefly presented, and the way these catalogues are being standardized to t in the VizieR system is described. The architecture of the database is then presented, with emphasis on the man- agement of links and of accesses to very large catalogues… 

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