Hipparcos Interactive data access tool
The Hipparcos data access software provides tools to interrogate and display the Hipparcos data from overall statistics to the solution details for individual stars. It also provides access to large sets of ground-based photometric and spectroscopic data, where the Hipparcos information on (in particular) parallaxes can give insight into colour-index dependencies. Relevant calibration data are also made available.
Download the tool
After downloading the files, unzip the data files and run the .jar file (double click). This activates the main window from which all data access is run. All data files are contained in the data folder. Identifying the position of the data folder is done when the software is first run, or when the menu item Data Location is called. Also identified at this stage is a default location (folder or equivalent) for output files, such as PDF files of charts. The tool requires Java 8.
Documentation and Help
Hipparcos interactive data access by Floor van Leeuwen, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.