Table information for 'bgds.phot_all'


Table Description: All mean photometry of bgds in one table. It may be simpler to write queries against the split-band tables phot_band. Measurements in different fields and bands have not been merged, as that procedure is too error-prone in crowded milky way regions.

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Resource Description:

From the Bochum Galactic Disk Survey, time series have been obtained in the r and i bands on an (up to) nightly basis. Depending on the field, the time series contain up to more than 300 nights over more than 7 years. Each measurement represents the averaged flux over 10 minutes of observation (from 9 averaged 10s images).

The Bochum Galactic Disk Survey is an ongoing project to monitor the stellar content of the Galactic disk in a 6 degree wide stripe centered on the Galactic plane. The data has been recorded since mid-2010 in Sloan r and i simultaneously with the Robotic Bochum Twin Telescope (RoBoTT) at the Universitaetssternwarte Bochum near Cerro Armazones in the Chilean Atacama desert. It contains measurements of about 2x10^7 stars over more than seven years. Additionally, intermittent measurements in Johnson UVB and Sloan z have been recorded as well.

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Citing this table

This table has an associated publication. If you use data from it, it may be appropriate to reference 2015AN....336..590H (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={{BGDS} time series},
  author={Hackstein, M. and Haas, M. and Fein, C. and Chini, R.},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}


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NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
band_name Filter The band the mean photometry is given for. N/A;instr.filter
obs_id Obs_id Main identifier of this observation (a single object may have multiple observations in different bands and fields) N/A;meta.main
ra Ra ICRS right ascension for this object. N/A pos.eq.ra;meta.main
dec Dec ICRS declination for this object. N/A pos.eq.dec;meta.main
mean_mag 〈mag〉 Mean magnitude in band given in phot_band. mag phot.mag;stat.mean
err_mag Err〈mag〉 Error in mean magnitude in this band mag stat.error;phot.mag
amp Amplitude Difference between brightest and weakest observation. mag arith.diff;phot.mag
flux 〈flux〉 Mean flux in this band; this is computed from the mean magnitude based on Landolt standard stars. mJy phot.flux;stat.mean
err_flux Err〈flux〉 Error in mean flux in this band mJy stat.error;phot.flux
nobs #Obs Number of observations in this light curve N/A meta.number;obs

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If you use GDS data, please cite 2015AN....336..590H.