Gaia catalogues

Convenient downloads of the full Gaia main catalogue


The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is an affiliated data center to ESAC.

Data conversion description

The hdf5 files listed here can be read or explored by any hdf5 library or the command line utils h5ls and h5dump. They are created with, and suitable for use with vaex. To convert the original CSV files provided by ESAC yourself, please consult this Makefile. The original files are obtained from the Gaia Archive by ESA.

Gaia early Data Release 3 (eDR3)

See the README for more default information.

  • Full dataset split in two sets of columns:
  • gaia-edr3-poege5.hdf5 - Similar to full dataset, but with parallax/parallax_error >= 5 - 144 GB
  • gaia-edr3-rv.hdf5 - Only with radial velocities - 7 million - 5.2GB

Gaia Data Release 2 (DR2)

See the README for more default information.