Information on Service 'SuperCOSMOS Sources'

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The SuperCOSMOS data primarily originate from scans of the UK Schmidt and Palomar POSS II blue, red and near-IR sky surveys. The ESO Schmidt R (dec < -17.5) and Palomar POSS-I E (dec > -17.5) surveys have also been scanned and provide an early (1st) epoch red measurement. Mirrored here is the source table containing four-plate multi-colour, multi-epoch data which are merged into a single source catalogue for general science exploitation. Within the GAVO DC, some column names have been adapted to local customs (primarily positions, proper motions).

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this service's resource, see Information on resource 'SuperCOSMOS Sources'

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local means it is listed on our front page, ivo_managed means it has a record in the VO registry.

Input Fields

The following fields are available to provide input to the service (with some renderers, some of these fields may be unavailable):

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
classMagB Classmagb B band magnitude selected by B image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.B
classMagI Classmagi I band magnitude selected by I image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
DEC Delta (ICRS) Declination (ICRS decimal) deg pos.eq.dec
hscs_pos Position/Name Coordinates (as h m s, d m s or decimal degrees), or SIMBAD-resolvable object N/A N/A
hscs_sr Search radius Search radius in arcminutes N/A N/A
MAXREC Match limit Maximum number of records returned. Pass 0 to retrieve service parameters. N/A N/A
objID Objid SuperCOSMOS identifier of merged source N/A meta.id;meta.main
RA Alpha (ICRS) Right Ascension (ICRS decimal) deg pos.eq.ra
RESPONSEFORMAT Output Format File format requested for output. N/A meta.code.mime
SR Search Radius Search radius deg N/A
VERB Verbosity Exhaustiveness of column selection. VERB=1 only returns the most important columns, VERB=2 selects the columns deemed useful to the average user, VERB=3 returns a table with all available columns. N/A N/A

Default Output Fields

The following fields are contained in the output by default. More fields may be available for selection; these would be given below in the VOTable output fields.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
_r Dist. Distance to cone center deg pos.distance
blendB Blendb Blend flag from B band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.B
blendI Blendi Blend flag from I band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.I
blendR1 Blendr1 Blend flag from R1 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R
blendR2 Blendr2 Blend flag from R2 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R
chi2 Chi2 Chi-squared value of proper motion solution N/A stat.fit.chi2
classB Classb Image classification from B band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.B
classI Classi Image classification from I band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.I
classMagB Classmagb B band magnitude selected by B image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.B
classMagI Classmagi I band magnitude selected by I image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
classMagR1 Classmagr1 R1 band magnitude selected by R1 image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
classMagR2 Classmagr2 R2 band magnitude selected by R2 image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
classR1 Classr1 Image classification from R1 band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.R
classR2 Classr2 Image classification from R2 band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.R
dej2000 Dej2000 Mean Dec, computed from detections merged in this catalogue deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
e_pmDE E_pmde Error on proper motion in Dec direction deg/yr stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.dec
e_pmRA E_pmra Error on proper motion in RA direction deg/yr stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.ra
Ebmv Ebmv The estimated foreground reddening at this position from Schlegel et al. (1998) mag phys.absorption
ellipB Ellipb Ellipticity of B band detection N/A src.ellipticity
ellipI Ellipi Ellipticity of I band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.I
ellipR1 Ellipr1 Ellipticity of R1 band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.R
ellipR2 Ellipr2 Ellipticity of R2 band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.R
epoch Epoch Epoch of position (variance weighted mean epoch of available measures) yr time.epoch
gCorMagB Gcormagb B band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.B
gCorMagI Gcormagi I band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
gCorMagR1 Gcormagr1 R1 band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
gCorMagR2 Gcormagr2 R2 band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
meanClass Meanclass Estimate of image class based on unit-weighted mean of individual classes N/A src.class.starGalaxy
Nplates Nplates No. of plates used for this proper motion measurement N/A meta.number;obs
objID Objid SuperCOSMOS identifier of merged source N/A meta.id;meta.main
objIDB Objidb objID for B band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc
objIDI Objidi objID for I band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc
objIDR1 Objidr1 objID for R1 band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc
objIDR2 Objidr2 objID for R2 band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc
pmDE Pmde Proper motion in Dec direction deg/yr pos.pm;pos.eq.dec
pmRA Pmra Proper motion in RA direction deg/yr pos.pm;pos.eq.ra
prfStatB Prfstatb Profile statistic from B band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy
prfStatI Prfstati Profile statistic from I band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R
prfStatR1 Prfstatr1 Profile statistic from R1 band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R
prfStatR2 Prfstatr2 Profile statistic from R2 band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R
qualB Qualb Bitwise quality flag from B band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.B
qualI Quali Bitwise quality flag from I band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.I
qualR1 Qualr1 Bitwise quality flag from R1 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R
qualR2 Qualr2 Bitwise quality flag from R2 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R
raj2000 Raj2000 Mean RA, computed from detections merged in this catalogue deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
sCorMagB Scormagb B band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag.em.opt.B
sCorMagI Scormagi I band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
sCorMagR1 Scormagr1 R1 band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
sCorMagR2 Scormagr2 R2 band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
sigDec Sigdec Uncertainty in Dec (formal random error not including systematic errors) deg stat.error.pos.eq.ra
sigRA Sigra Uncertainty in RA (formal random error not including systematic errors) deg stat.error;pos.eq.ra

VOTable Output Fields

The following fields are available in VOTable output. The verbosity level is a number intended to represent the relative importance of the field on a scale of 1 to 30. The services take a VERB argument. A field is included in the output if their verbosity level is less or equal VERB*10.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD Verb. Level
objID Objid SuperCOSMOS identifier of merged source N/A meta.id;meta.main 1
raj2000 Raj2000 Mean RA, computed from detections merged in this catalogue deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main 1
dej2000 Dej2000 Mean Dec, computed from detections merged in this catalogue deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main 1
pmRA Pmra Proper motion in RA direction deg/yr pos.pm;pos.eq.ra 5
pmDE Pmde Proper motion in Dec direction deg/yr pos.pm;pos.eq.dec 5
meanClass Meanclass Estimate of image class based on unit-weighted mean of individual classes N/A src.class.starGalaxy 5
_r Dist. Distance to cone center deg pos.distance 10
classMagB Classmagb B band magnitude selected by B image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.B 12
classMagR1 Classmagr1 R1 band magnitude selected by R1 image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 12
classMagR2 Classmagr2 R2 band magnitude selected by R2 image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 12
classMagI Classmagi I band magnitude selected by I image class mag phot.mag;em.opt.I 12
epoch Epoch Epoch of position (variance weighted mean epoch of available measures) yr time.epoch 15
sigRA Sigra Uncertainty in RA (formal random error not including systematic errors) deg stat.error;pos.eq.ra 15
sigDec Sigdec Uncertainty in Dec (formal random error not including systematic errors) deg stat.error.pos.eq.ra 15
e_pmRA E_pmra Error on proper motion in RA direction deg/yr stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.ra 15
e_pmDE E_pmde Error on proper motion in Dec direction deg/yr stat.error;pos.pm;pos.eq.dec 15
ellipB Ellipb Ellipticity of B band detection N/A src.ellipticity 15
ellipR1 Ellipr1 Ellipticity of R1 band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.R 15
ellipR2 Ellipr2 Ellipticity of R2 band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.R 15
ellipI Ellipi Ellipticity of I band detection N/A src.ellipticity;em.opt.I 15
prfStatB Prfstatb Profile statistic from B band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy 15
prfStatR1 Prfstatr1 Profile statistic from R1 band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R 15
prfStatR2 Prfstatr2 Profile statistic from R2 band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R 15
prfStatI Prfstati Profile statistic from I band detection N/A src.class.starGalaxy;em.opt.R 15
Ebmv Ebmv The estimated foreground reddening at this position from Schlegel et al. (1998) mag phys.absorption 15
gCorMagB Gcormagb B band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.B 22
gCorMagR1 Gcormagr1 R1 band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 22
gCorMagR2 Gcormagr2 R2 band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 22
gCorMagI Gcormagi I band magnitude assuming object is galaxy mag phot.mag;em.opt.I 22
sCorMagB Scormagb B band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag.em.opt.B 22
sCorMagR1 Scormagr1 R1 band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 22
sCorMagR2 Scormagr2 R2 band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.R 22
sCorMagI Scormagi I band magnitude assuming object is star mag phot.mag;em.opt.I 22
qualB Qualb Bitwise quality flag from B band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.B 22
qualR1 Qualr1 Bitwise quality flag from R1 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R 22
qualR2 Qualr2 Bitwise quality flag from R2 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R 22
qualI Quali Bitwise quality flag from I band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.I 22
objIDB Objidb objID for B band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc 25
objIDR1 Objidr1 objID for R1 band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc 25
objIDR2 Objidr2 objID for R2 band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc 25
objIDI Objidi objID for I band detection merged into this object N/A meta.id.assoc 25
chi2 Chi2 Chi-squared value of proper motion solution N/A stat.fit.chi2 25
Nplates Nplates No. of plates used for this proper motion measurement N/A meta.number;obs 25
classB Classb Image classification from B band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.B 25
classR1 Classr1 Image classification from R1 band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.R 25
classR2 Classr2 Image classification from R2 band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.R 25
classI Classi Image classification from I band detection N/A src.class;em.opt.I 25
blendB Blendb Blend flag from B band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.B 25
blendR1 Blendr1 Blend flag from R1 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R 25
blendR2 Blendr2 Blend flag from R2 band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.R 25
blendI Blendi Blend flag from I band detection N/A meta.code.qual;em.opt.I 25

Copyright, License, Acknowledgements

The SuperCOSMOS source table is merely mirrored here. See http://www-wfau.roe.ac.uk/sss/index.html for more information and usage conditions.

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