I'm looking for an open REST API to make ocasional queries of stars and constellations. Concretly I'm looking for getting the right ascension and declination of the most important stars of a few constellations (other parameters are optional).


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For simple, there is a webservice called LookUP which provides a web, REST and XML api for star and constellation data by name.

If that doesn't quite meet your need, there's SIMBAD Astronomical Database, which is where the above-noted LookUP tool is getting its data.

  • I've found SIMBAD yesterday and is perfect for my needs. Thank you
    – marbri91
    Oct 9, 2015 at 12:30

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