As a specialized scientific library, we are able to provide you with access to numerous free databases, to a large number of databases licensed through national licenses of the DFG and Databases that are licensed specifically for AIP. Usually, a login is not necessary. Access to databases licensed for the AIP may require an IP address of the AIP (Instruction VPN). For the administration of the accesses we use the Database Information System (DBIS). There you have the possibility to search for indexed databases, to display them by subjects or in alphabetical order.
Helpful databases on a glance
Anglo-Australian Observatory - Databases and Catalogues
Provider: Australian National University
APPLAUSE Archives of photographic plates for astronomical use
Provider: Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam
The database contains digitized photographic plates of astronomical observations from six different observatories in Germany, Estonia and the Vatican. In addition to scans of nearly 100,000 photographic plates, logbooks, calibration data, and more than 4.4 billion extracted individual objects are available. The oldest observations date back to 1893.
ARI Bibliographical Database for Astronomical References
Provider: Universität Heidelberg
The database lists articles and books from all areas of astronomy and astrophysics as well as related fields
AStrometic Target & Reference stars Interactive Database (ASTRID)
Provider: Max-Planck-Instituts für Astronomie
ASTRID is used to collect relevant parameters for target and reference star pairs. The database contains both archive data on the stars and the measurements from the preparation programs. A login is required, which can be requested from the database operator.
Astronomical Data System (ADS)
Provider: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
This NASA Astrophysics Data System Abstract Service database contains references to space science, astronomy, and astrophysics, some with abstracts.
Provider: Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg
The portal of the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg is the entry point to various services and databases of the CDS.
Deep Sky Database
Provider: Saguaro Astronomy Club
This database is an observation list generator for amateur astronomers who like to search for deep sky objects.
Duden and Langenscheidt Dictionaries Online
The Portal offers licensed access to numerous general language dictionaries as well as technical dictionaries and the Duden. AIP IP-address needed.
ESO Science Archive
Provider: European Southern Observatory
Contains data from ESO telescopes. Raw data are stored along with the corresponding calibrations, as well as selected products contributed by the community or created by ESO. In addition, raw data from UKIDSS/WFCAM obtained at the UK Infrared Telescope in Hawaii are available.
Hipparcos and Tycho Catalogues
Provider: European Space Agency
The final products of the Hipparcos mission - the Hipparcos and Tycho catalogs - were published in June 1997. The catalogs were produced under the responsibility of large scientific teams in collaboration with ESA
Provider: European Space Agency / Laboratory for Space Astrophysics and Theoretical Physics (LAEFF)
INES stands for "IUE Newly Extracted Spectra". The goal of the INES system is to reach the largest possible number of scientists and to provide IUE spectra in a form that does not require detailed knowledge of instrumental properties. The INES data were obtained by processing the output products of the final IUE archive.
The Two Micron All Sky Survey at IPAC
Provider: The University of Massachusetts / Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (JPL/ Caltech)
NASA Extragalactic Database (NED)
NED is a comprehensive database of multi-wavelength data for extragalactic objects that provides a systematic, continuous amalgamation of information from hundreds of major sky surveys and tens of thousands of research publications.
NASA Infrared Science Archive (IRSA)
IRSA's mission is to curate the science products of NASA's infrared and submillimeter missions, including many large-scale all-sky surveys. In total, IRSA provides access to about a trillion astronomical measurements, including coverage of the entire sky in 29 bands.
National Space Science Data Center
Permanent archive for NASA space science data. This includes astronomy and astrophysics, solar and space plasma physics, and planetary and lunar science. As a permanent archive, the NSSDC works with NASA's discipline-specific "active archives," which provide access to the data for researchers and, in some cases, the general public. In addition, you will find the NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive (NSSDCA) here
POSS II / STScI Digitized Sky Survey
Provider: Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-V)
Provider: SDSS-V collaboration
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is one of the largest, most detailed astronomical surveys.
The Interactive NGC Catalog Online - SEDS
Provider: Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)