International Virtual Observatory Alliance
This specification defines a simple query protocol for retrieving records from a catalog of astronomical sources. The query describes sky position and an angular distance, defining a cone on the sky. The response returns a list of astronomical sources from the catalog whose positions lie within the cone, formatted as a VOTable. This version of the specification is essentially a transcription of the original Cone Search specification in order to move it into the IVOA standardization process.
Simple Cone Search
IVOA Recommendation 22 February 2008
- Interest/Working Group:
- Roy Williams,
- Raymond Plante
This document has been produced by the Data Access Layer Working Group.
It has been reviewed by IVOA Members and other interested parties, and has been endorsed by the IVOA Executive Committee as an IVOA Recommendation. It is a stable document and may be used as reference material or cited as a normative reference from another document. IVOA's role in making the Recommendation is to draw attention to the specification and to promote its widespread deployment. This enhances the functionality and interoperability inside the Astronomical Community.