DR6 catalog of diagnostic data (ravedr6.dr6_obsdata)

The table has 518347 rows, 22 columns.


dr6_obsdata contains helpful diagnostic information regarding the Rave data and derived data products. This includes, e.g., the observing data, exposure time, fiber number, field plate, number of arc lines used for the wave length calibration, the coordinates of the field plate center, phase of Moon, and healpix coordinates.


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.


Name Type UCD Unit Description
rave_obs_id char meta.id Unique Identifier for RAVE objects, Observation Date, Fieldname, Fibernumber
ra_input double pos.eq.ra
Angle[deg] Right ascension (J2000)
dec_input double pos.eq.dec
Angle[deg] Declination (J2000)
field char meta.id
Observed area of one ECHIDNA observation
obsdate int time.obs YYYYMMDD Observation Date (YYYYMMDD)
fieldname char meta.id
Field name, derived from center of observed Field (RA/Dec)
fibernumber int meta.id.instr.part [1..150] Instrument fiber number (2df)
ut_start char time.start timestamp universal time
ut_end char time.end timestamp universal time, end of observation
lst_start char time.start timestamp Local Sideral Time at start of exposure
lst_end char time.end timestamp Local Sideral Time at end of exposure
exposure_time float time.duration s
ra_plate double pos.eq.ra
Angle[deg] Right ascension
dec_plate double pos.eq.dec
Angle[deg] Declination
platenumber int meta.id
[1..3] Number of fieldplate on instrument
airmass float obs.airMass Air mass
lunar_phase float time.phase Lunar phase
cluster_flag char meta.code
n_repeats int meta.number Number of repeat observation of a stellar object
footprint_flag int meta.code from (tbd)
pos spoint pos spoint provides quick positional matches, especially for cone searches
healpix4096 long meta.code Hierarchical Equal-Area iso-Latitude Pixelisation value (N_side = 4096)