Virtual Observatory Access (astropy.vo)


The astropy.vo module has been deprecated and will be removed in a future version. The SAMP functionality has been moved to astropy.samp, and the conesearch functionality has been moved to Astroquery.

The astropy.vo subpackage handles simple access for Virtual Observatory (VO) services.

Other third-party Python packages and tools related to astropy.vo:

  • PyVO provides further functionality to discover and query VO services. Its user guide contains a good introduction to how the VO works.
  • Astroquery is an Astropy affiliated package that provides simply access to specific astronomical web services, many of which do not support the VO protocol.
  • Simple-Cone-Search-Creator shows how to ingest a catalog into a cone search service and serve it in VO standard format using Python (using CSV files and healpy).