RAVE observation field (ravedr6.dr6_fields)


Provides data about the observations and links to the resulting FITS files of spectra and previews


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;
  • 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.


Name Type UCD Unit Description
id int meta.id

DB id

field char meta.id

Unique Identifier for RAVE objects, Observation Date, Fieldname

doi char meta.id

Digital ObjectIdentifier of the field

obsdate int time.obs

Integer representing the Observation Date as: YYYYMMDD

fieldname char meta.id

Field name, derived from center of observed Field (RA/Dec)

ut_start char time.start

Universal time (UT) at begin of the observation. Represented as: hours:minutes:seconds

ut_end char time.end

Universal time (UT) at the end of the observation. Represented as: hours:minutes:seconds

exposure_time float time.duration s

Exposure time.

ra_plate double pos.eq.ra

Right ascension of the centre of the plate

dec_plate double pos.eq.dec

Declination of the centre of the plate

platenumber int instr.plate

Number of fieldplate on instrument. Can take values between 1 and 3.

airmass float obs.airMass

Air mass

lunar_phase float time.phase

Lunar phase