Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) Data Access
DSS Overview DSS Data Access DSS Cutouts
You can get a close-up map of a region by clicking on any area in red on the above image, or by typing a coordinate below.
Target Selection Single Object
(Name or Coords)
Table Upload
(Multi Object) Instructions
Size (deg):
[maximum 12.5]
Images must cover coordinate
Coordinate Examples:
  • 289.3848 11.9674 eq
  • 19h17m32s 11d58m02s Equ J2000
  • 46.5377 -0.2518 ga
  • M 31
Default: Equatorial J2000
The DSS FAQ is available at STScI, where these data originated. Additionally, please see the Schmidt Plate Summary, Transmission Curves for Photometric Bandpass plots and DSS Photometric Calibration information. A list of tiles with known problems is available here.
The Digitized Sky Survey copyright © 1994, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc. The Digitized Sky Surveys were produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under U.S. Government grant NAG W-2166.
Click here for more information and instructions on using Atlas Instructions
Also available is a Program Interface to Atlas.