The "VizieR Catalogs" search allows you to search for catalogs matching your words.
You can specify the fields to be queried, through the "quick" access (first author, keyword, etc.), or to select one in the full list of terms listed in "All search terms". The available terms are defined in the following table.
Tick the "Full Search" to expand the search to all the searchable fields./p>
Tick the "Highlight" box to see the items which match the words of your query./p>
To search for an exact expression, quotes are required :
e.g. "Kepler Input Catalog"
To restrict the search to specific catalogs/surveys like Gaia, SDSS, 2MASS... you can use the field alias :
e.g. alias: Gaia
Returns catalogs (including DR1 and DR2) whereas « Gaia » alone gives a long list of catalogs.
To retrieve catalogs using the name of the sources from a specific survey, you can use tables.columns.name :
Returns a long list of catalogs where the 2MASS names of the sources are given in at least one table of the catalog.
To search for catalogs containing measurements from specific telescopes, you can use the field Description :
e.g. description:Kepler Q17
Returns catalogs having "Kepler" in the Description section AND "Q17" anywhere else…