Data Access

The unWISE data are accessible by a variety of means:

Data Lab Table Access Protocol (TAP) service

TAP provides a convenient access layer to the unWISE catalog database. TAP-aware clients (such as TOPCAT) can point to http://datalab.noao.edu/tap, select the unwise_dr1 database, and see the database tables and descriptions. unwise_dr1 contains a table named object, which is described in the Data Lab table browser.

Data Lab Query Manager

The Query Manager is available as part of the Data Lab software distribution. The Query Manager client provides a Python API to Data Lab database services. These services include anonymous access through synchronous queries of the catalog made directly to the database as well as authenticated access, asynchronous queries, personal database storage, and storage through the Data Lab VOSpace.

Image Cutouts

Image cutouts can be retrieved from the Legacy Survey Sky Viewer following this notation:

FITS: http://legacysurvey.org/viewer/fits-cutout/?ra=218.3643&dec=52.8691&layer=unwise-neo4&pixscale=32.00

JPEG: http://legacysurvey.org/viewer/jpeg-cutout/?ra=218.3643&dec=52.8691&layer=unwise-neo4&pixscale=32.00

Jupyter Notebook Server

The Data Lab Jupyter Notebook server (user authenticated service) contains examples of how to access and visualize the unWISE catalog under 03_ScienceExamples/SpectralEnergyDistributions/ with the notebook MidInfraredPhotometry_unWISEdr1_AllWISE.ipynb.

The notebook is also on GitHub with the rest of the Data Lab notebook collection.