Rave spectra

The DR6 of RAVE releases calibrated spectra.

You can find the fits files of the spectra in the "ravedr6"."dr6_spectra" table, access by the query interface.

How to view a spectrum

Each single spectrum has a page with a graph and an extraction of values from the database. This is very useful if you want to look/inspect a spectrum.

You can access the landing page for a single spectrum directly by using the prefix
https://www.rave-survey.org/spectra/ and appending its rave_obs_id.


  • Please verify that your selected spectrum is available. The spectra do no have a continous numbering!
  • Using https://www.rave-survey.org/spectra/20100502_1050m50_031/ shows you the landing page with information for this spectrum
  • The fits file for the spectrum is: https://www.rave-survey.org/files/fits/20100502/RAVE_20100502_1050m50_031.fits
  • The png file is https://www.rave-survey.org/files/png/20100502/RAVE_20100502_1050m50_031.png

Via the Query-Interface you get the valid links

SELECT rave_obs_id, spectrum_png, spectrum_fits
FROM ravedr6.dr6_spectra
WHERE rave_obs_id = '20100502_1050m50_031'

Clicking on the image will provide you with a page where basic properties derived from the spectrum are shown.