Gaia catalogues

Convenient downloads of the full Gaia main catalogue


The Kapteyn Astronomical Institute is an affilated 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 Data Release 2 (DR2)

See the README for more default information.

Gaia Data Release 1 (DR1)