Beginner Search

An introduction to astroquery.mast, covering the three types of queries and data downloads.

Beginner ZCut

The zcut feature enables you to request cutouts from various deep field surveys.

Large Downloads

When downloading large datasets, you may encounter timeout errors. This Notebook demonstrates robust queries that are less likely to encounter these issues.

Historic Quasar Observations

Much of the data in MAST is archival; from no longer operational missions. Learn to check for archival coverage of your target and analyze the results.