Information on Service 'FEROS Public Spectra Web Interface'

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Spectra from FEROS spectrograph at La Silla's 1.5m telescope as obtained during commissioning and guaranteed time.

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Service Documentation

Issues

The FITS RA and DEC header cards contain positions obtained from the telescope guidance system. These positions are frequently off by several arcminutes with respect to the actual object. Therefore, in the metadata table, the positions used for SSA location are obtained from SIMBAD whenever the target names could be resolved.

The nomenclature of objects in the FITS header is somewhat eclectic. For the SSA target name, we use translated names that can be resolved using SIMBAD.

However, there are quite a few names we could no longer make sense of; we marked these in the SSA target names with a tilda (~). For these spectra, the SSA location is constructed from the (flaky) positions in the RA, DEC header cards. Any assistance in figuring out proper designations for the objects observed is appreciated.

This service currently only serves data from the commissioning phase and from guaranteed time on the instrument. Spectra taken in visitor mode may be available from ESO in unreduced form.

If you have reduced spectra obtained with FEROS and would like to publish them, please do not hesitate to contact gavo@ari.uni-heidelberg.de.

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Spatial Coverage

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
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A meta.code.mime
ssa_dateObs Date Obs. Midpoint of exposure d time.epoch
ssa_location Location ICRS location of aperture center deg pos.eq
ssa_targname Object Somewhat cleaned name of the target object as given in the file. The names should either be SIMBAD-resolvable or give a reference for the source. Some names we could not make sense of are marked with a tilda (~); any help figuring out what they are is appreciated. N/A meta.id;src

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
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A meta.ref.url;meta.dataset
dlurl Datalink Access URL of a datalink document for the dataset (cutouts, different formats, etc) N/A N/A
location_dec Dec N/A deg pos.eq.dec;meta.main
location_ra RA N/A deg pos.eq.ra;meta.main
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A meta.code.mime
ssa_aperture Aperture Angular diameter of aperture deg instr.fov
ssa_dateObs Date Obs. Midpoint of exposure d time.epoch
ssa_specend Band end Upper value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.max
ssa_specstart Band start Lower value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.min
ssa_targname Object Common name of object observed. N/A meta.id;src

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
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A meta.ref.url;meta.dataset 1
ssa_location Location ICRS location of aperture center deg pos.eq 5
ssa_dateObs Date Obs. Midpoint of exposure d time.epoch 5
ssa_timeExt Exp. Time Exposure duration s time.duration 5
ssa_length Length Number of points in the spectrum N/A N/A 5
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte N/A 11
ssa_dstitle Title A compact and descriptive designation of the dataset. N/A meta.title;meta.dataset 15
ssa_creatorDID C. DID Dataset identifier assigned by the creator N/A meta.id 15
ssa_pubDID P. DID Dataset identifier assigned by the publisher N/A N/A 15
ssa_cdate Proc. Date Processing/Creation date N/A time;meta.dataset 15
ssa_pdate Pub. Date Date last published. N/A N/A 15
ssa_bandpass Bandpass Bandpass (i.e., rough spectral location) of this dataset; this should be the most appropriate term from the values of VODataService vs:Waveband. N/A instr.bandpass 15
ssa_cversion C. Version Creator assigned version for this dataset (will be incremented when this particular item is changed). N/A meta.version;meta.dataset 15
ssa_targname Object Common name of object observed. N/A meta.id;src 15
ssa_targclass Ob. cls Object class (star, QSO,...; use Simbad object classification http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-display?data=otypes if at all possible) N/A src.class 15
ssa_redshift z Redshift of target object N/A src.redshift 15
ssa_targetpos Obj. pos Equatorial (ICRS) position of the target object. N/A pos.eq;src 15
ssa_snr SNR Signal-to-noise ratio estimated for this dataset N/A stat.snr 15
ssa_aperture Aperture Angular diameter of aperture deg instr.fov 15
ssa_specmid Mid. Band Midpoint of region covered in this dataset m em.wl;instr.bandpass 15
ssa_specext Bandwidth Width of the spectrum m em.wl;instr.bandwidth 15
ssa_specstart Band start Lower value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.min 15
ssa_specend Band end Upper value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.max 15
ssa_csysName Sys System RA and Dec are given in N/A N/A 15
ssa_spectralucd UCD(spectral) UCD of the spectral column in the spectra served; when you have wavelengths, use em.wl for vacuum wavelengths, em.wl;obs.atmos for air wavelengths. N/A N/A 15
ssa_spectralunit unit(spectral) Unit of the spectral column N/A N/A 15
ssa_fluxucd UCD(flux) UCD of the flux column N/A N/A 15
ssa_fluxunit unit(flux) Unit of the flux column N/A N/A 15
ssa_publisher Publisher Publisher of the datasets included here. N/A N/A 15
ssa_creator Creator Creator of the datasets included here. N/A N/A 15
ssa_collection Collection A short handle naming the collection this spectrum belongs to. N/A N/A 15
ssa_instrument Instrument Instrument or code used to produce these datasets N/A meta.id;instr 15
ssa_datasource Src Method of generation for the data (one of survey, pointed, theory, custom, artificial). N/A N/A 15
ssa_creationtype Using Process used to produce the data (archival, cutout, filtered, mosaic, projection, spectralExtraction, or catalogExtraction) N/A N/A 15
ssa_reference Ref. URL or bibcode of a publication describing this data. N/A N/A 15
ssa_fluxStatError Err. flux Statistical error in flux N/A stat.error;phot.flux.density;em 15
ssa_fluxSysError Sys. Err flux Systematic error in flux N/A stat.error.sys;phot.flux.density;em 15
ssa_fluxcalib Calib Flux Type of flux calibration (ABSOLUTE, CALIBRATED, RELATIVE, NORMALIZED, or UNCALIBRATED). N/A N/A 15
ssa_binSize Spect. Bin Bin size in wavelength m em.wl;spect.binSize 15
ssa_spectStatError Err. Spect Statistical error in wavelength m stat.error;em 15
ssa_spectSysError Sys. Err. Spect Systematic error in wavelength m stat.error.sys;em 15
ssa_speccalib Calib. Spect. Type of wavelength calibration N/A meta.code.qual 15
ssa_specres Spec. Res. Resolution on the spectral axis m spect.resolution;em.wl 15
ssa_spaceError Err. Spc Statistical error in position deg stat.error;pos.eq 15
ssa_spaceCalib Calib. Spc Type of calibration in spatial coordinates N/A meta.code.qual 15
ssa_spaceRes Res. Spc Spatial resolution of data deg pos.angResolution 15
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A meta.code.mime 20
ssa_model Model Data model name and version N/A N/A 20
ssa_timeSI [Time] Time conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention. N/A N/A 20
ssa_spectralSI [Spectral] Spectral conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention N/A N/A 20
ssa_fluxSI [Flux] Flux/magnitude conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention N/A N/A 20
ssa_dstype Data type Type of data (spectrum, time series, etc) N/A N/A 20
owner Owner Owner of the data N/A N/A 25
embargo Embargo ends Date the data will become/became public a N/A 25
ssa_region Coverage Rough coverage based on location and aperture. N/A N/A 30

Copyright, License, Acknowledgements

If you use this data, please reference Kaufer, A., et al: Commissioning FEROS, the new high-resolution spectrograph at La-Silla. :bibcode:`1999Msngr..95....8K.

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