WELCOME TO THE USER MANUAL PAGES OF THE CLUSTER SCIENCE ARCHIVE (CSA)

The CSA provides online access to high-quality, validated, high-resolution data from the Cluster and Double Star instruments together with auxiliary and support data products (e.g. orbit information), plus data visualisation services.

For general information about Cluster and Double Star, the CSA Homepage describes the missions and the archive, and includes a full set of documentation and FAQ for common problems, while the Cluster and Double Star science pages provide more detailed information about the wealth of science achieved so far.

These pages provide the user manual and help pages for the various ways to access the CSA catalogue:

  • Graphical user interface, which requires registration* and login for all functions

  • Command line interface, which requires registration for certain services

    • The 'old' method, Archive Inter-Operability interface (CAIO), which will be discontinued by the end of 2021

    • The 'new' method, Table Access Protocol (TAP), which will replace CAIO

If you already have scripts that use the CAIO, this quick start guide describes the basics of adapting your CAIO script for TAP.

 

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(* Registration and recovery of forgotten details links are in the Why Register page of our main CSA website)