RAVE spectra (ravedr6.dr6_spectra)


Provides links to the FITS files of spectra and their DOI, and a preview of the spectra. Each spectrum is normalised, as a result of the SPARV 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;
  • 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
rave_obs_id char meta.id

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

doi char meta.id

Digital Object Identifier of the RAVE field, i.e. the observation, in which the spectrum was taken

spectrum_png char meta.ref

Preview of a single RAVE spectrum, and an error spectrum, normalised by SPARV.

spectrum_fits char meta.ref

FITS file with 2 tables: single RAVE spectrum, and an error spectrum, normalised by SPARV.

rave_field char meta.id

Observation set of RAVE spectra