This web application has been developed with the assistance of citizen scientists — highly experienced software engineers working outside the academia that volunteered to help with its development. As of December 2016, our team includes (in alphabetical order):


The website is experimental and works in β mode, so some features may not work properly. If you believe you came across its malfunction, or want to request a new feature, please visit our user feedback page and vote for existing bugs / feature requests, or add new ones. For personal comments you are welcome to email site authors.


If the Reference Catalog of galaxy SEDs and this website are useful for your research, please include the link http://rcsed.sai.msu.ru and cite these papers in any emerging publication:

  1. Chilingarian, I., Zolotukhin, I., Katkov, I., Melchior, A.-L. 2016: RCSED — A Value-Added Reference Catalog of Spectral Energy Distributions of 800,299 Galaxies in 11 Ultraviolet, Optical, and Near-Infrared Bands: Morphologies, Colors, Ionized Gas and Stellar Populations Properties, ApJS, v. 228, n. 2, p. 14 [BibTeX entry]   [PDF]
  2. Chilingarian, I., Zolotukhin, I. 2012: A universal ultraviolet-optical colour-colour-magnitude relation of galaxies, MNRAS, v. 419, p. 1727 [BibTeX entry]   [PDF]


This web application inherits from The Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia and The XMM-Newton catalog websites. We would also like to acknowledge the usage of these technologies:

This project has benefited from the support of joint CNRS (France) PICS no. 6590 and RFBR (Russia) no. 15-52-15050 grants.