Table information for 'cs82morphoz.main'


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Resource Description: This is a catalogue of photometric redshifts of galaxies in the Stripe 82 obtained when morphology (galaxy size, ellipticity, Sérsic index, and surface brightness) are included in training on galaxy samples from the SDSS and the CFHT Stripe-82 Survey (CS82). Our redshifts yield a 68th percentile error of 0.058(1 + z), and a outlier fraction of 5.2 per cent.

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This table has an associated publication. If you use data from it, it may be appropriate to reference 2018MNRAS.475.3613S (ADS BibTeX entry for the publication) either in addition to or instead of the service reference.

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

  title={Photometric redshifts in Stripe 82},
  author={Soo, John Y H and Moraes, Bruno and Joachimi, Benjamin and Hartley, William and Lahav, Ofer and Charbonnier, Aldée and Makler, Martín and Pereira, Maria E S and Comparat, Johan and Erben, Thomas and Leauthaud, Alexie and Shan, Huanyuan and Van Waerbeke, Ludovic},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}

Resource Documentation

The distributions P(z) used to estimate z_phot and z_morph are available as FITS binary tables from pz_phot (1.4 GB) and pz_morph (0.8 GB), respectively.

The data in the cs82morphoz.main table is also available as a FITS binary table: phz.fits (0.7 GB).


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
objid_cs82 CS82 id Identifier built as im_num*1000000+se_id N/A;meta.main
ra RA ICRS Right Ascension deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dec Dec ICRS Declination deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
flags Ex. Qual Source extraction quality flag (ranges from 0 to 3, with 0 being the best) N/A meta.code
weight lensFit lensFit shape measurement confidence. weight>0 indicates good shape measurement N/A stat.weight
fitclass Fit class lensFit star-galaxy classifier: 1=stars; 0=galaxies; -1=no usable data; -2=blended objects; -3=miscellaneous reasons; -4=chi-square exceeded critical value N/A meta.code;src.class
mag_auto i Kron CS82 Kron i-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.i
magerr_auto Err. i Kron CS82 Kron i-band magnitude error. Signal-to-noise ratio is 1.086/MAGERR_AUTO mag stat.error;phot.mag;em.opt.i
mag_exp i fit CS82 exponential fit i-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.i
mag_psf i psf CS82 PSF i-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.i
reff_exp R Exponential fit effective radius arcsec phys.angsize;src
aspect_exp Ax. Ratio Exponential fit axis-ratio N/A src.morph.param
mu_mean_exp SB Exponential fit mean surface brightness mag/arcsec**2;em.opt.i
p_exp S/E? Exponential shape probability: ~1 -> disc galaxy; ~0 -> elliptical galaxy N/A
n_ser Sérsic Sersic index N/A
spread_model_ser Spread model Sersic spread model, the star-galaxy separator we used for this study. All objects in this catalogue have SPREAD_MODEL_SER>0.008, which are considered extended objects (galaxies). N/A
lens lens? Lensing tag. Objects with lens=1 are objects from the lensing subsample (fitclass=0, weight>0) N/A meta.code
objid_sdss SDSS id SDSS object ID for objects with matched ugriz broadband magnitudes (if available) N/A
mag_dered_u u dered SDSS dereddened u-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.U
mag_dered_g g dered SDSS dereddened g-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.V
mag_dered_r r dered SDSS dereddened r-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.R
mag_dered_i i dered SDSS dereddened i-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
mag_dered_z z dered SDSS dereddened z-band magnitude mag phot.mag;em.opt.I
zspec z spec Spectroscopic redshift from source given in source_spec N/A src.redshift
zphot z phot Photometric redshift estimated using inputs ugriz+morphology N/A src.redshift
zmorph z morph Photometric redshift estimated using inputs i+morphology N/A src.redshift
zbest z best Best redshift for this object, in order of priority: zspec, zphot, zmorph N/A src.redshift
odds_phot Odds(z best) Odds value for zphot N/A
odds_morph Odds(z morph) Odds value for zmorph N/A
odds_best Odds(z best) Odds value for zbest (=1 if zspec is used) N/A
source_spec Src Source of spectroscopy: SDSS, BOSS, DEEP2, WIGGLEZ or VVDS N/A meta.bib
class_spec Class Class of object based on spectral fit: GALAXY or QSO N/A meta.code.class

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