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Image Service:
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)

Short name: GALEX
IVOA Identifier: ivo://archive.stsci.edu/sia/galexPublisher: Space Telescope Science Institute
More Info: http://galex.stsci.edu
VO Compliance: Level 2: This is a VO-compliant resource.
Status: active
Registered: 2017 Jun 05 18:22:33Z


The Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX), a NASA Small Explorer mission, is performing the first all-sky, deep imaging and spectroscopic ultraviolet surveys in space. The prime goal of GALEX is to study star formation in galaxies and its evolution with time.

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About the Resource Providers

This section describes who is responsible for this resource

Publisher: Space Telescope Science Institute

Creator: Chris Martin

Contact Information:
X Tom Donaldson
Email: archive at stsci.edu

Status of This Resource

This section provides some status information: the resource version, availability, and relevant dates.

Version: V1.0
Availability: This is an active resource.
  • This service apparently provides only public data

This resource was registered on: 2017 Jun 05 18:22:33Z
This resource description was last updated on: 2023 Jun 30 15:01:19Z

What This Resource is About

This section describes what the resource is, what it contains, and how it might be relevant.

Resource Class: CatalogService
This resource is a service that provides access to data (specifically, images). With this type of service, you can search for data by issuing a query, and information about available data is returned as a table.
Resource type keywords:
  • Archive
Subject keywords:
  • Cosmology
  • Observational Astronomy
  • Galactic and extragalactic astronomy
  • Galaxies
  • Star Formation
This service provides data from:
  • facility: GALEX
Intended audience or use:
  • Research: This resource provides information appropriate for supporting scientific research.
More Info: http://galex.stsci.edu

Data Coverage Information

This section describes the data's coverage over the sky, frequency, and time.

Wavebands covered:

  • UV

Available Service Interfaces

Simple Image AccessXX

This is a standard IVOA service used to search for images from this resource that overlap with a specified region of the sky.

VO Compliance: Level 2: This is a VO-compliant resource.
Available endpoints for the standard interface:
  • https://mast.stsci.edu/portal_vo/Mashup/VoQuery.asmx/SiaV1?MISSION=GALEX&
Image service type: Pointed: pre-computed non-survey images will be returned.
Maximum query region accepted:
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Maximum image size returned:
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Maximum number of matching records returned:

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under Cooperative Agreement AST0122449 with the Johns Hopkins University
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