Bulge Radial Velocity Assay (BRAVA)
You can get a close-up map of a region by selecting a point in red on the above image, or by typing a coordinate below.
The Bulge Radial Velocity Assay (BRAVA) consists of spectra of approximately 8500 red giants in the Galactic bulge, shown in red on the ISSA image above. Either type in a coordinate and hit 'Submit' or click on any red region to get a close-up of the area; the size of the search is adjustable.
BRAVA catalog data are available using IRSA's Catalog Search, which allows for complex search queries.
The canonical papers for BRAVA are Rich et al. (2007) and Kunder et al. (2012).
Click here for more information and instructions on using Atlas Instructions
Also available is a Program Interface to Atlas.
Target Selection Single Object
(Name or Coords)
Table Upload
(Multi Object) Instructions
Size (deg):
[maximum 6.5]
Images must cover coordinate
Coordinate Examples:
  • 278.9434 -24.7927 eq
  • 18h35m46.42s -24d47m33.7s Equ J2000
  • 9.0256 -7.8183 ga
Default: Equatorial J2000