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Is there any site with telescopes data?

Most general purpose observatories release the data taken on their facilities after the expiration of the proprietary period (this is the time, typically 12-18 months, where the data is only available ...
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Where can the public stream live astronomical data from?

Live data from Earth orbit may work somewhat, live data from elsewhere are possible only intermittently and have comparably low bandwidth. Let's look at a few prominent examples and in the end a few ...
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Is there a clearer version of Giuseppe Piazzi's complete set of observations for the discovery of Ceres?

Following JohnHoltz's wise advice, here it is: https://zs.thulb.uni-jena.de/receive/jportal_jparticle_00316276
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Is there a database of all known star names/identifiers?

The closest service to what you are describing is the SIMBAD Astronomical Database from the Université de Strasbourg/CNRS. At the time I write this post, it contains 10.8M objects and 35.5M ...
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Where can I find online-available datasets for the KIC 8462852?

I would suggest to follow the instructions given here: NASA how to get Kepler lightcurves There you find the links to two archives, where you can enter the name of the source "KIC 8462852" ...
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Is there a clearer version of Giuseppe Piazzi's complete set of observations for the discovery of Ceres?

The data in tabular CSV form. Refer to Prallax's answer for the schema. ...
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Where can I find Arecibo's data archive?

Arecibo recently opened the Arecibo Observatory Data Archive, which allows folks to obtain data organized by project. About 1800 proposals are listed, although not all of those have data available ...
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Where to find data on orbits of exoplanetary systems?

One of, if not the most comprehensive exoplanet table is found at exoplanet.eu which also lists the angle of the ascending node and the time of perihelion, time-of-transit, stellar data etc as far as ...
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Finding raw HST data for WFC or HRC?

You can get these data from MAST but it's not terribly obvious. Once you have filtered down to the data you want, selecting the data for download will produce a box that allows Uncalibrated file types ...
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Star data format explained

It looks like XEphem's format of databases as described in the manual's file format description. Does the filename end in .edb ? That is a common extension for ...
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How can I obtain raw observation data of stars surrounding Sgr A*?

Observations of stars near Sgr A* are done in the near-infrared, usually with adaptive optics. Most of these are done by two groups: Andrea Ghez's group at UCLA, using the Keck Telescopes in Hawaii, ...
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Examples of the oldest "precoveries"; objects that were first discovered in recent data but then looking back are confirmed in much older data

If handwritten notes of visual observation are valid, a good candidate is the observation of Neptune by Galileo in 1612, 234 years before the actual discovery. Also available without paywall here
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Where can the public stream live astronomical data from?

Maybe you'd be interested in something like this: https://www.itelescope.net/ They let you rent time on well spec'd telescopes installed in dark sky sites, and you can point them and stream the data ...
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How does one "use" the Pan-Starrs data?

If you are looking for images of a particular moving object, the Solar System Object Image Search (SSOIS) at the Canadian Astronomy Data Centre (CADC) has indexed the Pan-STARRS collection. You can ...
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How does one "use" the Pan-Starrs data?

There are two main datasets available from the PanSTARRS survey which are available from the archive at MAST/STScI. These are the Object Catalog, a (large) list of parameters such as position, ...
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Data to "check" Kepler’s first law

Great project! and welcome to Stack Exchange. I'll post a short answer but I think someone can add a more detailed, thorough and insightful answer. I think that website is not well suited, so I'll ...
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Method to get data from NED IPAC and NVSS, without manually giving RA/dec input

Unfortunately although a lot of astronomy image/catalog services allow uploading a file of object names or coordinates to query, it seems the NVSS postage stamp server is not one of them. The only way ...
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Where can the public stream live astronomical data from?

Point a webcam at the sky. Technically that's a live stream of astronomical data. (That's not just a joke. Some folks like meteor watchers really do that for actual sky observation.) But seriously, ...
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Where can I download the historic sunrise and sunset times for a location?

You might want to find an astronomical almanach or year book. They usually have tables of sunrise and sunset times. They usually cover only one year, though and accurate times only for selected places....
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Data to "check" Kepler’s first law

Kepler's first law is that a planet moves in an ellipse with the sun at one focus. Your equation is that of an ellipse about the focus, so, you have proven Kepler's first law. The $\varphi$ is what ...
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How to check what telescopes were looking at a certain portion of sky at a particular time?

The areas of the sky covered by the major Near Earth Object (NEO) surveys are reported to the Minor Planet Center. You can plot visualizations of that sky coverage data using the sky coverage form ...
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Is there a website out there where I can find/compare data on stellar parameters for the brightest stars?

As you’ve discovered, there are a lot of different catalogs out there, and many ways to search them. It would help if you could narrow your question a bit - what kind of data are you looking for? ...
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Moon Images from Earth

I occasionally view the Earth illuminated side of the new and old moons with my Mallincam electronic eyepieces. Unlike the sun illuminated side there are no shadows in the view but the features do ...
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Why do radio telescopes, but not shorter wavelengths, have this Big Data problem?

Shouldn't it be the other way around, that shorter wavelength telescopes like those in IR and the visible and UV generate more data because they have higher resolution per unit of aperture? This is a ...
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How do I get started in astronomy data analysis?

The Python AstroML module might be interesting to you. It is accompanied by a textbook about machine learning applied to astronomical datasets, but if you don't have the cash to spend on the book, ...
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How do I get started in astronomy data analysis?

A possibility might be a course at a university, youtube, or a self-study-course via a book. What we've used in our astrostatistics class was "Wall & Jenkins: Practical Statistics for Astronomers"...
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Downloadable GCNS (Gaia Catalog of Nearby Stars)

Perhaps I am late, but the GCNS is available via VizieR. The data can be both queried there and downloaded via FTP: https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/J/A+A/649/A6#/browse, theoretically it is ...
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Syntax for the naming of TESS data repository

The TESS file format is described in Section 2.1 of the TESS Science Data Products Description Document (data at the major archives such as MAST, IPAC/NEXSci or PDS should always have one of these ...
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Mars satellite data similar to Sentinel-2?

Both ESA and NASA have a policy that data need to be made available after a certain grace period. Look at the respective satellite mission like you look at the sentinel mission pages and you will ...
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