RAVE DR6 (ravedr6)


RAVE DR6 is the 6th and last in the series of Rave data releases. For the first time it is accompanied by a data base of wavelength calibrated and flux normalized spectra. These are provided for 518 392 observations of 451 788 unique stars. Furthermore, it provides a new setof stellar parameters employing parallax information from Gaia DR2, and a new set of chemical abundances.


Funding for Rave has been provided by: the Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP); the Australian Astronomical Observatory; the Australian National University; the Australian Research Council; the French National Research Agency; the German Research Foundation (SPP 1177 and SFB 881); the European Research Council (ERC-StG 240271 Galactica); the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica at Padova; The Johns Hopkins University; the National Science Foundation of the USA (AST-0908326); the W. M. Keck foundation; the Macquarie University; the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the Slovenian Research Agency; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Science & Technology FacilitiesCouncil of the UK; Opticon; Strasbourg Observatory; and the Universities of Basel, Groningen, Heidelberg and Sydney. This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia(https://www.cosmos.esa.int/gaia), processed by the GaiaData Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dpac/consortium). Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement.