ATNF Data Access
ATNF Data Access Policy
Data obtained from the ATNF facilities is made available to other users on request 18 months after the date of observations, unless a special case for extended proprietary rights is accepted by the Director or Time Allocation Committee. The ATNF Director may override the release of data at his discretion.
Australia Telescope Archive Databases
Information from the Australia Telescope Compact Array, Parkes Radiotelescope, Mopra Radiotelescope and the Long Baseline and VLBI arrays is available in several archive databases:
- The Australia Telescope Online Archive provides access to data files recorded from observations at the Compact Array.
- The Projects Database contains information given on proposals submitted to all facilities.
- The Parkes Positions Database contains positions from all observations taken at Parkes since 1999, and the large 20cm MB surveys back to 1997.
Target of Opportunity and NAPA data release
Results from ToO or NAPA observations should be made publicly available as soon as possible via an appropriate international astronomy service (e.g. IAU circular, Astronomers Telegram, Gamma Ray Burst Coordinated Network (GCN). The results should be made public in time for other groups to follow up the same event.
ToO and NAPA observations have the same proprietary period of 18 months, for the release of raw data as standard observations. Proprietary rights will be suspended, however, if results are not made public within a week of the initial observation. In this case the raw data may be given to other groups. The proprietary rights will be restored after the results have been released.
ATNF HI Survey DatabasesThe ATNF HI Survey Gateway provides access to various ATNF HI surveys. By inputting a position in either galactic or equatorial coordinates, a list of data cubes containing the specified position will be listed. To go directly to the data server of a specific HI survey follow the links below.
- The HI Multibeam Data Archive --- (HVC catalogs, HIPASS & ZOA data access)
- Calibrated HI spectra from the HI Parkes All-Sky Survey (HIPASS) and the ZOA HI survey (|b| < 5 degr)
- HIPASS data cube server (version 1)
- The "Local Volume HI Survey" (LVHIS) --- (ATCA HI moment maps of nearby, southern galaxies)
- Magellanic Clouds HI data cube server
- Magellanic Clouds HI emission spectra from ATCA and Parkes surveys. HI columns density and temperature maps are also available for the SMC and the LMC.
- SGPS HI & continuum data server
The Parkes Pulsar Multibeam Survey
Data from the pulsar multibeam survey are made available as follows:
Data on pulsars discovered in the survey are placed on the WWW at the time of acceptance of the paper announcing the discoveries, or 18 months after confirmation of the detection, whichever is first.
Raw data tapes from the pulsar survey are available for copying 2 years after recording. Software for copying tapes to disk or other tapes can be provided.
For further information see the ATNF Pulsar Group's home page
or contact Dick Manchester.