PPMXL BestNeighbour table lists each matched Gaia object with its best neighbour in the external catalogue.
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|ppmxl_oid||long||meta.id.cross||External Catalogue source identifier|
|number_of_neighbours||int||meta.number||Number of neighbours in External Catalogue|
|number_of_mates||short||meta.number||Number of mates in Gaia Catalogue|
|best_neighbour_multiplicity||short||meta.number||Number of neighbours with same probability as best neighbour|