Master file of the RaveDR6 data release (ravedr6.dr6_sparv)


dr6_sparv is the master file of the Rave DR6 data release. The table contains all observations and objects for which a spectrum can be found in the spectral data base, contains all observations for which the pipeline converged to provide a radial velocity and is the sample of spectra that served as input for further analysis pipelines, e.g., those to derive stellar atmospheric parameters or abundances. The table contains the heliocentric radial velocity, information on the zero-point calibration using sky lines and convergence information of the pipeline



2704 raveid carried a + instead of a - sign. Look into table dr6_errata_raveid. The correct values have been inserted.


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 (, processed by the GaiaData Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, 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

Unique Identifier for RAVE objects, Observation Date, Fieldname, Fibernumber

raveid char

(J2000 GCS)

objectid char
hrv_sparv float spect.dopplerVeloc

Heliocentric radial velocity

hrv_error_sparv float stat.error

Error of heliocentric radial velocity

correlation_coeff_sparv float stat.correlation

Tonry-Davis R correlation coefficient

correction_rv_sparv float spect.dopplerVeloc

Zero point correction applied Heliocentric Radial Velocity

chisq_sparv float

chi square from SPARV pipeline

snr_med_sparv double stat.snr

Signal/Noise Ratio