Important notes when using the database

Last update on 21 September 2018


  • The database retrieval system creates the figures using gnuplot version 4.2.6. Therefore, the script downloaded from the server works with this version or later (maybe incompatible with version 4.0 and 3.X).
  • Object has sometimes two or more identifiers. For example, “CS31062-012” has other object names, “G268-32” and “LP706-7”. The SAGA database uses one ID for one object. In this case, you cannot search with the object name neither “G268-32” nor “LP706-7” in the data retrieval subsystem. In the database, the names of objects are used according to the following priority by the catalogue name.
    • CS > BS > HE > HD > BD > CD > DH > G > HIP
  • All the name registered in the database can be seen in
  • You can check the object IDs used in the database from the links in the list.
  • Abundance conversion between log-e, [X/H], and [X/Fe] is done by using solar chemical composition based on the adopted solar abundances in the literature. If they are not available, we use photospheric abundances in Table 1 of Grevesse et al. (1996, ASPC, 99, 117).