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[ascl:2201.002] AstroToolBox: Java tools for identifying and classifying astronomical objects

AstroToolBox identifies and classifies astronomical objects with a focus on low-mass stars and ultra-cool dwarfs. It can search numerous catalogs, including SIMBAD (measurements & references), AllWISE, Gaia, SDSS, among others, evaluates spectral type for main sequence stars including brown dwarfs, and provides SED fitting for ultra-cool and white dwarfs. AstroToolBox draws Gaia color-magnitude diagrams (CMD) with overplotted M0-M9 spectral types, and can draw Montreal Cooling Sequences on the white dwarf branch of the Gaia CMD. The tool can also blink images from different epochs in an image viewer, thus allowing visual identification of the motion or variability of objects. The software displays time series (static or animated) using infrared and optical images of various surveys and contains a photometric classifier. It also includes astrometric calculators and converters, an ADQL query interface (IRSA, VizieR, NOAO) and a batch spectral type lookup feature that uses a CSV file with object coordinates as input. The ToolBox also has a file browser linked to the image viewer, which makes it possible to check a large list of objects in a convenient way, and can save interesting finds in an object collection for later use.

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