NED 2021 Release Highlights

In 2021, NED had six releases. Here are highlights from the November and December releases and links to the other four releases.

December 2021 Release Highlights

  • Batch job status reports are updated to more accurately reflect the processing stages: accepted → waiting → running → complete.
  • Display formatting is improved in NED abstracts, batch job status reports, and some error messages.
  • Some backend system components and services are updated.

November 2021 Release Highlights

  • The Chandra Source Catalog (CSC 2.0.1), with over 317K unique X-ray sources, has been integrated into NED. Details can be found here.
  • 989K new object links (pointers) were added to over a thousand new references.
  • 323K new sources from the literature were cross-identified with NED objects.
  • 5.3 million new photometric data points have been integrated into SEDs.

For further information and information about other releases from NED, please see the NED News page and Release Archive page.

Date: January 19th, 2022
Category: Project News
Image Link: csc2_gal.diagram.png
Image Caption: The locations, in Galactic coordinates, of the CSC 2.0 detections. The size of each symbol is proportional to the logarithm of the number of sources detected in the stack, while the color encodes the number of closely-located observations. Credit: NASA/CXC.