Author image Graham Bell
and 3 contributors


Astro::Catalog::Query::SIMBAD - A query request to the SIMBAD database


  $sim = new Astro::Catalog::Query::SIMBAD( RA        => $ra,
                                            Dec       => $dec,
                                            Radius    => $radius,
                                            Target    => $target,

  my $catalog = $sim->querydb();


The module is an object orientated interface to the online SIMBAD database. Designed to return information on a single object.

Target name overrides RA/Dec.

The object will by default pick up the proxy information from the HTTP_PROXY and NO_PROXY environment variables, see the LWP::UserAgent documentation for details.

See Astro::Catalog::Query for the catalog-independent methods.


  L<Astro::Catalog>, L<Astro::Catalog::Star>, L<Astro::Catalog::Query>.

Derived from Astro::SIMBAD on CPAN.


Copyright (C) 2001-2003 University of Exeter. All Rights Reserved. Some modifications copyright (C) 2003 Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council. All Rights Reserved.

This program was written as part of the eSTAR project and is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Public License.


Alasdair Allan <>, Tim Jenness <>