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.



2704 raveid carried a + instead of a - sign. Look into table dr6_errata_raveid. The table has been updated with the correct raveid.


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
deg Right ascension (J2000)
dec_input double pos.eq.dec
deg Declination (J2000)
field char meta.id
Observed area of one ECHIDNA observation
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)
fibernumber int meta.id.instr.part Instrument fiber number (2df). Can take values between 1 and 150.
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
lst_start char time.start Local Sideral Time at start of exposure. Represented as: hours:minutes:seconds
lst_end char time.end Local Sideral Time at end of exposure. Represented as: hours:minutes:seconds
exposure_time float time.duration s Exposure time.
ra_plate double pos.eq.ra
deg Right ascension of the centre of the plate
dec_plate double pos.eq.dec
deg 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
cluster_flag char meta.code.qual Flags if the cluster observation was targeted or not. 0 = not a targeted, 1 = targeted.
n_repeats int meta.number Number of repeat observation of a stellar object
footprint_flag int meta.code.qual Flags if the selection function footprint (sff) is part of RAVE or outside. 1 = part of, 0 = outside.
pos spoint pos spoint provides quick positional matches. Necessary for cone searches.
healpix4096 long meta.code Hierarchical Equal-Area iso-Latitude Pixelisation value (N_side = 4096)