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Wolfram Knowledge about Astronomical Radio Sources in Microsoft Excel

Astronomical Radio Source entities primarily include objects surveyed as part of the Third Cambridge Catalogue of Radio Sources.

A few example entities...

Sagittarius A*
3C 273
3C 234
3C 89
3C 400.1
3C 153.1
3C 76.1
3C 66
3C 171
3C 424

You can access the following properties for each entity...

  • name
  • distance from Earth
  • distance from Sun
  • Fanaroff-Riley class
  • heliocentric XYZ coordinates
  • mean flux density at 178 MHz
  • object type
  • redshift
  • related objects
  • spectral index
  • wikipedia summary text
  • alphanumeric name
  • alternate names
  • altitude
  • next maximum altitude
  • next transit altitude
  • apparent altitude
  • azimuth
  • azimuth at rise
  • azimuth at set
  • above the horizon
  • constellation
  • daily time above horizon
  • declination
  • next maximum altitude time
  • right ascension
  • next rise
  • next set
  • elongation from the Sun
  • next transit time
  • + more
  • - less

Note: Wolfram entities represent physical entities as well as mathematical and other scientific concepts. Each entity type has a unique set of properties. Wolfram entity types and properties correspond to "data types" and "fields" in Excel.

How to Use Wolfram Data in Excel

Note: This is now available with a Microsoft 365 Family or Personal subscription.


Highlight data and click the Automatic button

Select cells or columns in a table with the text to convert, then select the Automatic button in the Data Types gallery of the Data tab. Wolfram's natural language understanding will recognize the entities and convert them.


Browse associated data

Select the Insert Data button that appears to browse a list of all available properties. Select one to insert data into your workbook. When you have data in a table, Excel will automatically fill the table for you. Wolfram has hundreds of expertly curated entities in Excel, encompassing the sciences, arts, culture, and more.


Automatically get data

Once converted to an entity, you can use key Excel features to work with data pulled from Wolfram. Sort and Filter data, or create formulas that reference an entity's properties and values.


Browse more information

Selecting the icon of a converted cell opens a card where you can find detailed data from Wolfram. This means you don't need to leave Excel to accomplish your goals.

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