The Cluster and Double Star Science Archive


VERSION 2.0-rc2 (under development/not full version), released 21 May 2018


While working best on Firefox, the CSA is now available through any internet browser. Full functionality will be implemented in successive releases after this, however, the current version (2.0-rc2) already provides many core features of the Java application:

  • Data downloads up to 1 GB
  • Visual inspection of metadata details
  • Pre-generated plots (1h, 6h and 24h long) 
  • On-demand plots
  • Quick-look plots browsing

As this is under development, we would greatly appreciate reports of any problems or unexpected behaviour.


version 1.4.10, released 21 May 2018


To access the archive through its Java graphical user interface, please use the above link. This interface includes the following data services:

Direct data download up to 1 GB or Schedule data download up to 40 GB 

Visualize key datasets (on-demand & pregenerated plots)

Visualize particle distributions (on-demand only)

Browse inventory information

Store data profiles 

Automatic login

Note that Java 8 is now needed



Use the above link to learn how to access the Cluster science archive data products via several ways including: wget, MATLAB, IDL and data streaming. Please note, that since August 1, 2017, command line users must renew their CSACOOKIE, due to the installation of a new server on July 31.


Check the FAQ section if any problem occurs, or contact us.

Key new features of latest release.


Public version 1.4.10, released May 21, 2018.