NED Image Data Atlas
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.
The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) is built around a master list of extragalactic objects for which cross identifications of object names and positions are established using data published in journal articles and survey catalogs covering all wavelengths. Detailed photometry, positions, and redshift data are assimilated, entered with uncertainties when available, and linked to bibliographic references, abstracts and online literature. NED also maintains an image archive that currently contains over 1.9 million images, maps and links to external images. NED's image archive focuses on unique FITS images acquired from authors of journal articles, but also includes cut-outs from very large sky surveys such as 2MASS and the Digitized Sky Survey. NED currently contains data for over 7.5 million objects, and the content is continually being updated. Revised versions of the public database are released every few months.
NED images are represented as overlays in red on the ISSA all-sky composite image above. Either type in a coordinate or click on any red region to get a close-up of the area. The Size of the search is adjustable. But requests outside the minimum and maximum limits given below will revert to the nearest limit.
Please note that the above all-sky grid is in Galactic coordinates, however, the default coordinate search is done using Equatorial J2000, unless specified otherwise within the coordinate input string. This service is a collaborative project between the NED group and the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) group at the Infrared Processsing and Analysis Center (IPAC).
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):
[minimum 0.25]
[maximum 12.5]
Images must cover coordinate
Coordinate Examples:
  • 10.68469 +41.26904 eq
  • 00h 42m 44.33s +41d 16m 08.5s Equ J2000
  • 121.17432 -21.57296 ga
  • M16
Default: Equatorial J2000