UKIRT Bulk Download

The data set for the UKIRT 2015–2018 public release includes approximately 78 million time series files, or roughly 205 GB of data. These data sets are too large to view or download through a web browser, so the NASA Exoplanet Archive provides a search interface to the time series metadata. The format of the search results depends on the size of the query return. Users requesting more than 5 million rows should use the whole data set products below.

Download UKIRT Data

The time series are available via wget scripts, while the other products, such as the survey metadata, can be downloaded directly. For query-based data retrieval, use the Exoplanet Archive's Table Access Protocol (TAP) service.

Data Set Size Description and Instructions
UKIRT Bulk Time Series wget scripts (by Year, Field ID, and CCD ID)

File containing
download scripts:
515 MB

Time series files: 205 GB

Use this option to download all UKIRT time series individually from a single wget script. The IPAC ASCII files are in tar.gz format.

UKIRT Bulk Time Series tar file wget scripts (by Year, Region*, Field ID, and CCD ID):

All Years

* Region is not included in the 2015 and 2016 files.

Files containing
download scripts
: 8–80 KB

Time series files:
  • All years: 204.1 GB
  • 2018: 45.4 GB
  • 2017: 83.77 GB
  • 2016: 48.60 GB
  • 2015: 26.41 GB

Use this option to download time series by survey year. The time series are bundled in pre-packaged .tar files. The All Years link allows you to download all of the .tar files together.

1. Click on a year to download the wget script as a tar.gz file.

2. Extract/expand the tar.gz file to produce the wget script.

3. Run the wget script to download tar.gz files for time series organized by Year, Region (if applicable), Field ID, and CCD ID.

The time series are in IPAC ASCII (.tbl) format.

UKIRT Time Series metadata (by Year, Field ID, and CCD ID) 4.4 GB IPAC ASCII files in tar.gz format
UKIRT Year, Field ID, and CCD list 17 KB IPAC ASCII format
UKIRT ID list 135 MB IPAC ASCII files in tar.gz format
UKIRT Source ID/Tile-CCD cross-reference 135 MB IPAC ASCII files in tar.gz format

Other links

Last update: 13 July 2021