I was wondering if it is possible for me to obtain data about the Lightning network mainnet, particularly the nodes and the edges (channels) in the network. I know that the graph is visualized in explorers such as https://lnmainnet.gaben.win/ and https://graph.lndexplorer.com/. I wish to obtain the data itself so I can reconstruct the graph and run some network simulations for my research. I understand that the standard way is to run a Lightning node yourself and then sync for the network's topology through your node. However, I do not have access to the computational resources and memory to run a full Lightning node.
If anyone knows of a way I can obtain the data without having to run a Lightning node, or has the data and is willing to share it for purely research purposes, it would be of tremendous help.