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Search and Retrieval

The IUE Archive is currently maintained at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) as part of MAST, the Multi-mission Archive at STScI. The data are stored on-line and backed up on CD. The IUE archive contains data processed from both the IUESIPS and NEWSIPS data processing systems. Primary access is via the web although alternatively, users may download IUE files via ftp.

Normally web users will search the IUE database for particular files using the IUE search form. The returned table of found entries will allow the user to mark the images to be downloaded. Alternatively, if the camera and image numbers are already known, they can be directly entered into the IUE data retrieval page. Your request for data begins a retrieval job. The data are bundled into a tar or zip format file, and downloaded to the disk area specified by the user in the "save as.." pop-up window. The files are downloaded when the pop-up window disappears.

If you have problems reading the file formats, please check our data retrieval help page for suggested ways to read the downloaded compressed files.

If you have problems retrieving your data, you can contact the help desk via the link at the bottom of this page.

You may also find it useful to search the IUE Proposal abstracts. You may search for words or strings, for names of proposers and for specific iue proposals.