The DES DR1 and DR2 data are accessible by a variety of means:Data Lab Table Access Protocol (TAP) service
TAP provides a convenient access layer to the DES DR1 and DR2 catalog databases. TAP-aware clients (such as TOPCAT) can point to http://datalab.noao.edu/tap, select the des_dr1 database, and see the database tables and descriptions. des_dr1 contains fifteen tables, with main containing the primary object photometry. For a one-line description of all of the tables, see the overview page. To view the schema of the tables, use the Query Tool
Data Lab Query Manager
The Query Manager is available as part of the Data Lab software distribution or through the Data Lab Jupyter Notebook server. The Query Manager client provides a Python API to Data Lab database services. For the DES DR1 release, these services include anonymous and authenticated access through synchronous and asynchronous queries of the catalog.
The Data Lab Simple Image Access (SIA) service provides a fast way to retrieve cutouts from DES images. For an example of how to use the SIA service, look at the example DES Jupyter notebooks.
Jupyter Notebook Server
The Data Lab Jupyter Notebook server contains examples of how to access and visualize the DES DR1 and DR2 catalogs (account creation required).