Machine Readable Tables in the AAS journals

Please use these pages to understand the machine readable format that we use for the AAS Journals.

Standards: A short summary of the MRT standard.

Units: AAS machine readable tables use standard SI units in most cases.

Labels: Learn about standard formats for column labels.

Explanations: Descriptive explanations help ensure the user understands the content of each column.

Programs: Learn about software to read and write the MRT format.

Proofs: Tables are proofed by the AAS Data Editors before publication.