Table information for 'rave.main'

General

Table Description: The RAVE object catalog of radial velocities, surface gravities, and chemical parameters for about 500000 stars, data release 5. We have removed almost all fields originating from crossmatches (as this is intended for use within our TAP service, where users can do the crossmatches themselves). Also, some obviously buggy columns (e.g., footprint_flag) were dropped. Note that columns with names ending in _k originate from the stellar parameters pipeline, those with names ending in _c come from the chemical pipeline. Columns ending in _n_k indicate calibrated values.

This table is available for ADQL queries and through the TAP endpoint.

Resource Description: The RAdial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) contains stellar atmospheric parameters (effective temperature, surface gravity, overall metallicity), radial velocities, chemical abundances and distances. Observations between 2003 and 2013 were used to built the 5 RAVE data releases.

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this table's resource, see Information on resource 'RAdial Velocity Experiment: RAVE DR5'

Citing this table

This table has an associated publication. If you use data from it, it may be appropriate to reference 2013AJ....146..134K (ADS BibTeX entry for the publication) either in addition to or instead of the service reference.

Reference the Table

To cite the table as such, we suggest the following BibTeX entry:

@MISC{vo:rave_main,
  year=2009,
  title={RAdial Velocity Experiment: {RAVE} DR5},
  author={ Kordopatis,G.; Gilmore, G.; Steinmetz, M.; Boeche, C.; Seabroke,
G.M.; Siebert, A.; Zwitter, T.; Binney, J.; de Laverny, P.;
Recio−Blanco, A.; Williams, M.E.K.; Piffl, T.; Enke, H.; Roeser, S.;
Bijaoui, A.; Wyse, R.F.G.; Freeman, K.; Munari, U.; Carillo, I.;
Anguiano, B.; Burton, D.; Campbell, R.; Cass, C.J.P.; Fiegert, K.;
Hartley, M.; Parker, Q.A.; Reid, W.; Ritter, A.; Russell, K.S.;
Stupart, M.; Watson, F.G.; Bienayme, ́O.; Bland−Hawthorn, J.; Gerhard,
O.; Gibson, B.K.; Grebel, E.K.; Helmi, A.; Navarro, J.F.; Conrad, C.;
Famaey, B.; Faure, C.; Just, A.; Kos, J.; Matijevic, G.; {McMillan},
P.J.; Minchev, I.; Scholz, R.; Sharma, S.; Siviero, A.; Wylie de Boer,
E.; Zerjal, M.},
  url={http://dc.zah.uni-heidelberg.de/tableinfo/rave.main},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}
}

Fields

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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
rave_obs_id RAVE UID Unique Identifier for RAVE objects: Observation Date, Fieldname, Fibernumber N/A meta.id;meta.main
raveid RAVE-ID Main RAVE identifier N/A meta.id
raj2000 RA Right ascension (J2000.0) deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dej2000 Dec Declination (J2000.0) deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
glon l Galactic longitude deg pos.galactic.long
glat b Galactic latitude deg pos.galactic.lat
rv RV Heliocentric radial velocity km/s spect.dopplerVeloc;pos.heliocentric
e_rv Err(RV) Error in heliocentric radial velocity km/s stat.error;spect.dopplerVeloc;pos.heliocentric
obsdate Date Observation date. d time.epoch;obs
field_name Field Name of RAVE field (RA/DE) N/A meta.id;obs.field
plate_number PlateNumber Number of field plate [1..3] N/A meta.id;obs.field
fiber_number Fiber# Number of optical fiber used to obtain the spectrum [1,150]. N/A meta.number;instr.setup
teff_k Teff Effective temperature from the stellar parameter pipeline. K phys.temperature.effective
e_teff_k Err(Teff) Error in the effective temperature from the stellar parameter pipeline. K stat.error;phys.temperature.effective
logg_k log(g) Log gravity as determined by the stellar pipeline. N/A phys.gravity
e_logg_k Err(log(g)) Error in logg_k. N/A stat.error;phys.gravity
met_k m/H Metallicity [m/H] from the stellar parameter pipeline. N/A phys.abund.Z
met_n_k Met_N_K Calibrated metallicity [m/H] from the stellar parameter pipeline. N/A phys.abund.Z
e_met_k eMet_K Error in metallicity [m/H] from the stellar parameter pipeline. N/A stat.error;phys.abund.Z
snr_k SNR_K Signal to noise value for the stellar parameter pipeline. N/A stat.snr
algo_conv_k Conv? Quality flag for stellar parameter pipeline [0..4]. [Note 5] N/A meta.code.qual
al Al Abundance of Al [Al/H] N/A phys.abundance
al_n Al_N Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Al abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
si Si Abundance of Si [Si/H] N/A phys.abundance
si_n Si_N Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Si abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
fe Fe Abundance of Fe [Fe/H] N/A phys.abundance.Fe
fe_n Fe_N Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Fe abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
ti Ti Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Ti abundance. N/A phys.abundance
ti_n Ti_N Number of used spectral lines for calculation of Ti abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
ni Ni Abundance of Ni [Ni/H] N/A phys.abundance
ni_n Ni_N Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Ni abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
mg Mg Abundance of Mg [Mg/H] N/A phys.abundance
mg_n Mg_N Number of spectral lines used for the computation of Mg abundance. N/A spect.line;phys.abundance
Jmag m_J 2MASS J magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.J
e_Jmag Err(m_J) 2MASS J total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.J
Hmag m_H 2MASS H magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.H
e_Hmag Err(m_H) 2MASS H total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.H
Kmag m_K 2MASS K_s magnitude mag phot.mag;em.IR.K
e_Kmag Err(m_K) 2MASS K_s total magnitude uncertainty mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.IR.K
chisq_c χ²(chem) χ² of the Chemical Pipeline N/A stat.fit.chi2
id_2mass ID_2MASS 2MASS Target designation N/A meta.id
id_denis ID_DENIS DENIS Target designation N/A meta.id
id_usnob1 ID_USNOB1 USNOB1 Target designation N/A meta.id
id_tycho2 TYCHO2 TYCHO2 target designation N/A meta.id
id_ucac4 UCAC4 UCAC4 target designation N/A meta.id
id_ppmxl PPMXL PPMXL target designation. N/A meta.id
parallax parallax Parallax (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) mas pos.parallax
e_parallax e_parallax Error Parallax (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) mas stat.error;pos.parallax
dist_binney dist Distance (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) kpc pos.distance
e_dist e_dist Error in Distance (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) kpc stat.error;pos.distance
distance_modulus DistanceModulus_Binney Distance modulus (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) N/A phot.mag.distMod
e_distance_modulus eDistanceModulus_Binney Distance modulus (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) N/A stat.error;phot.mag.distMod
log_av log Av Extinction (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) N/A phys.absorption
e_log_av Err. log Av Error in extinction (from 2014MNRAS.437..351B) N/A stat.error;phys.absorption
min_dists Min.Dists 20 minimum distances to the base spectrum given by alphabetic codes from 2012ApJS..200...14M. N/A N/A
stddev_rv σ_HRV Standard deviation in HRV from 10 resampled spectra km/s stat.stddev;spect.dopplerVeloc;pos.heliocentric
mad_rv Median A.D. HRV Median absolute deviation in HRV from 10 resampled spectra km/s stat.fit.residual;stat.median;spect.dopplerVeloc;pos.heliocentric
stddev_teff_k σ_Teff Standard deviation in Teff_K from 10 resampled spectra K stat.stddev;phys.temperature.effective
mad_teff_k Median A.D. Teff Median absolute deviation in Teff_K from 10 resampled spectra K stat.fit.residual;stat.median;phys.temperature.effective
stddev_logg_k σ_logg Standard deviation in Teff_K from 10 resampled spectra N/A stat.stddev;phys.gravity
mad_logg_k Median A.D. logg Median absolute deviation in metallicity from 10 resampled spectra N/A stat.fit.residual;stat.median;phys.abund.Z
stddev_met_k σ_logg Standard deviation in metallicity from 10 resampled spectra N/A stat.stddev;phys.abund.Z
chisq_k χ²(stellar) χ² of the Stellar Parameter Pipeline N/A stat.fit.chi2
teff_ir Teff(IR) Effective temperature from infrared flux method K phys.temperature.effective
e_teff_ir Err. Teff(IR) Error in the effective temperature from infrared flux method K stat.error;phys.temperature.effective
ir_direct IR Temp Src Infrared temperature method: IRFM -- Temperature derived from infrared flux method; CTRL -- Temperature computed via color-Teff relations; NO -- No temperature derivation possible N/A meta.code
alpha_c Alpha enr. Alpha-enhancement from chemical pipeline (log solar ratio; 'dex') N/A phys.abund
frac_c Frac. chem. Fraction of spectrum used for calculation of abundances N/A stat.value
av_schlegel Ext. Total Extinction in V-band from 1998ApJ...500..525S mag phys.absorption
n_gauss_fit #Gauss dist. Number of components required for multi-Gaussian distance modulus fit. N/A meta.number
gauss_mean_1 Gauss 1 σ Gaussian number 1 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, width. N/A stat.fit.param
gauss_frac_1 Gauss 1 weight Gaussian number 1 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, weight. N/A stat.fit.param
gauss_mean_2 Gauss 2 σ Gaussian number 2 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, width. N/A stat.fit.param
gauss_frac_2 Gauss 2 weight Gaussian number 2 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, weight. N/A stat.fit.param
gauss_mean_3 Gauss 3 σ Gaussian number 3 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, width. N/A stat.fit.param
gauss_frac_3 Gauss 3 weight Gaussian number 3 in the estimated PDF of the object distance, weight. N/A stat.fit.param
rep_flag Repeat? True if the object was observed multiple times N/A meta.code.qual
cluster_flag Cluster? True if this was a targeted cluster observation N/A meta.code.qual
id_tgas TGAS # TGAS target designation N/A meta.id.cross

Columns that are parts of indices are marked like this.

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Notes

Note 5

Flag of Stellar Parameter Pipeline.

0 Pipeline converged
1 no convergence.
2 MATISSE oscillates between two values and the mean is given.
3 results of MATISSE at the boundaries or outside the grid and the DEGAS value has been adopted
4 the metal-poor giants with SNR<20 have been re-run by DEGAS with a scale factor (ie, internal parameter of DEGAS) of 0.40

Copyright and such: All publications making use of the RAVE data should refer to the paper given in source.