Data Release 3

For the scientific description of data release 3 see: The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE): Third data release.

A short description and documentation of the DR3 table.

This includes as Metadata:

  • Name
  • Data type
  • UCD (VO descriptor)
  • Unit
  • Description

for each column of the published tables.

Table Dr3A

Columns

ColumnTypeUCDUnitDescription
Namevarchar
RAVEIDvarcharmeta.idObject ID (RA-DEC)
RAdegdoublepos.eq.radegRight Ascension (J2000)
DEdegdoublepos.eq.decdegDeclination (J2000)
Glondoublepos.galactic.londegLongitude (J2000 GCS)
Glatdoublepos.galactic.latdegLatitude (J2000 GCS)
HRVfloatspect.dopplerVeloc
pos.heliocentric
km/sHeliocentric radial velocity
eHRVfloatstat.error
spect.dopplerVeloc
pos.heliocentric
km/sError of Heliocentric radial velocity stat.error
pmRAfloatpos.pmmas/yrProper Motion (Right Ascension)
epmRAfloatstat.error
pos.pm
mas/yrProper Motion error (Right Ascension)
pmDEfloatpos.pmmas/yrProper Motion (Declination)
epmDEfloatstat.error
pos.pm
mas/yrProper Motion error (Declination)
Spmsmallintmeta.id.part[0,1,2,3,4]source of proper motion (1)
Imagfloatphot.mag
em.opt.I
magInput Catalog I magnitude
Obsdatevarchartime.obsYYYYMMDDObservation Date (YYYYMMDD)
FieldNamevarcharmeta.id
meta.file
Center of Observed Field (RA/Dec)
PlateNumbersmallintmeta.id
instr.plate
[1,2,3]Instrument Plate Number
FiberNumbersmallintmeta.id.instr.part[1,150]Instrument FiberNumber
Tefffloatphys.temperature.effectiveKEffective Temperature
loggfloatphys.gravitydexGravity
Metfloatphys.abund.Zdex[m/H]
alphafloat
CHISQfloatstat.fit.chi2chi square
S2Nfloatstat.snrDR2 signal to noise
STNfloatstat.snr(R+)Signal / Noise Ratio Pipeline V < 5.0
CorrelationCoefffloatstat.correlation(R+)Tonry-Davis $R$ correlation coefficient
PeakHeightfloatstat.correlation
stat.value
[0,1]Height of correlation peak
PeakWidthfloatstat.correlation
stat.value
km/sWidth of correlation peak
CorrectionRVfloatspect.dopplerVeloc
arith.zp
km/sZero point correction applied Heliocentric Radial Velocity
SkyRVfloatspect.dopplerVelockm/sMeasured HRV of sky
SkyeRVfloatstat.error
spect.dopplerVeloc
km/serror HRV of sky
SkyCorrelationfloatstat.correlation(R+)Sky Tonry-Davis Correlation coefficient
SNRatiofloatstat.snr(R+)Signal/Noise Ratio of Pipeline V 5.x
BTfloatphot.mag
em.opt.B
magTycho-2 BT magnitude
eBTfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.opt.B
magerror BT
VTfloatphot.mag
em.opt.V
magTycho-2 VT magnitude
eVTfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.opt.V
magerror VT
USNOIDvarcharmeta.id.crossUSNO-B designation
DisUSNOfloatmeta.id.cross
pos.angDistance
masDistance to USNO-B source
B1floatphot.mag
em.opt.B
magUSNO-B B1 magnitude
R1floatphot.mag
em.opt.R
magUSNO-B R1 magnitude
B2floatphot.mag
em.opt.B
magUSNO-B B2 magnitude
R2floatphot.mag
em.opt.R
magUSNO-B R2 magnitude
IUSNOfloatphot.mag
em.IR.I
magUSNO-B I magnitude
XidQualityUNSOchar
DENISIDvarcharmeta.id.crossDENIS designation
DisDENISfloatmeta.id.cross
pos.angDistance
masDistance to DENIS source
IDENISfloatphot.mag
em.IR.I
magDENIS I magnitude
eIDENISfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.opt.I
magerror DENIS I magnitude
JDENISfloatphot.mag
em.IR.J
magDENIS J magnitude
eJDENISfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.IR.J
magerror DENIS J magnitude
KDENISfloatphot.mag
em.IR.K
magDENIS K magnitude
eKDENISfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.IR.K
magerror DENIS K magnitude
XidQualityDENIScharmeta.code.qualCross-Identification Flag (see DR3, Note 2)
TWOMASSIDvarcharmeta.id.cross2MASS designation
Dis2MASSfloatmeta.id.cross
pos.angDistance
masDistance to 2MASS source
J2MASSfloatphot.mag
em.IR.J
mag2MASS J magnitude
eJ2MASSfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.IR.J
magerror 2MASS J magnitude
H2MASSfloatphot.mag
em.IR.H
mag2MASS H magnitude
eH2MASSfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.IR.H
magerror 2MASS H magnitude
K2MASSfloatphot.mag
em.IR.K
mag2MASS K magnitude
eK2MASSfloatstat.error
phot.mag
em.IR.K
magerror 2MASS K magnitude
TWOMASSphotFLAGvarcharmeta.code.qual2MASS photometric flag
XidQuality2MASScharmeta.code.qualCross-Identification Flag (see DR3, Note 2)
ZeroPointFLAGvarcharmeta.code.qualQuality Flag for ZeroPoint correction (see DR3, Note )
SpectraFLAGvarcharmeta.code.qualQuality Flag for Spectra (see DR3, Note 4)
MaskFLAGfloatmeta.code.qualFlag for Continuum problems in Spectra (see DR3, Note 5)

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UCD (Unified Content Descriptor): see UCD1+ Controlled Vocabulary (Virtual ObservatoryRecommendation)

Unit: astronomical units, see e.g. Units in the VO  (Virtual ObservatoryRecommendation)