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

The table has 518347 rows, 9 columns.


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


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(, 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
km/s Heliocentric radial velocity
hrv_error_sparv float spect.dopplerVeloc
km/s Heliocentric radial velocity
correlation_coeff_sparv float stat.correlation (R+) Tonry-Davis R correlation coefficient
correction_rv_sparv float spect.dopplerVeloc
km/s Zero point correction applied Heliocentric Radial Velocity
chisq_sparv float chi square from SPARV pipeline
snr_med_sparv double stat.snr (R+) Signal/Noise Ratio