Table information for 'bgds.ssa_time_series'


Table Description: This table contains about metadata about the photometric time series from BGDS in IVOA SSA format. The actual data is available through a datalink service or in the phot_i and phot_r tables.

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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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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
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A meta.ref.url;meta.dataset
owner Owner Owner of the data N/A N/A
embargo Embargo ends Date the data will become/became public a N/A
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A meta.code.mime
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte N/A
ssa_dstitle Title A compact and descriptive designation of the dataset. N/A meta.title;meta.dataset
ssa_creatorDID C. DID Dataset identifier assigned by the creator N/A
ssa_pubDID P. DID Dataset identifier assigned by the publisher N/A N/A
ssa_cdate Proc. Date Processing/Creation date N/A time;meta.dataset
ssa_pdate Pub. Date Date last published. N/A N/A
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
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
ssa_targname Object Common name of object observed. N/A;src
ssa_targclass Ob. cls Object class (star, QSO,...; use Simbad object classification if at all possible) N/A src.class
ssa_redshift z Redshift of target object N/A src.redshift
ssa_targetpos Obj. pos Equatorial (ICRS) position of the target object. N/A pos.eq;src
ssa_snr SNR Signal-to-noise ratio estimated for this dataset N/A stat.snr
ssa_location Location ICRS location of aperture center deg pos.eq
ssa_aperture Aperture Angular diameter of aperture deg instr.fov
ssa_dateObs Date Obs. Midpoint of exposure d time.epoch
ssa_timeExt Exp. Time Exposure duration s time.duration
ssa_specmid Mid. Band Midpoint of region covered in this dataset m em.wl;instr.bandpass
ssa_specext Bandwidth Width of the spectrum m em.wl;instr.bandwidth
ssa_specstart Band start Lower value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.min
ssa_specend Band end Upper value of spectral coordinate m em.wl;stat.max
ssa_length Length Number of points in the spectrum N/A N/A
ssa_dstype Data type Type of data (spectrum, time series, etc) N/A N/A
ssa_publisher Publisher Publisher of the datasets included here. N/A N/A
ssa_creator Creator Creator of the datasets included here. N/A N/A
ssa_collection Collection A short handle naming the collection this spectrum belongs to. N/A N/A
ssa_instrument Instrument Instrument or code used to produce these datasets N/A;instr
ssa_datasource Src Method of generation for the data (one of survey, pointed, theory, custom, artificial). N/A N/A
ssa_creationtype Using Process used to produce the data (archival, cutout, filtered, mosaic, projection, spectralExtraction, or catalogExtraction) N/A N/A
ssa_reference Ref. URL or bibcode of a publication describing this data. N/A N/A
ssa_fluxStatError Err. flux Statistical error in flux s**-1 stat.error;phot.flux.density;em
ssa_fluxSysError Sys. Err flux Systematic error in flux s**-1 stat.error.sys;phot.flux.density;em
ssa_fluxcalib Calib Flux Type of flux calibration (ABSOLUTE, CALIBRATED, RELATIVE, NORMALIZED, or UNCALIBRATED). N/A N/A
ssa_binSize Spect. Bin Bin size in wavelength m em.wl;spect.binSize
ssa_spectStatError Err. Spect Statistical error in wavelength m stat.error;em
ssa_spectSysError Sys. Err. Spect Systematic error in wavelength m stat.error.sys;em
ssa_speccalib Calib. Spect. Type of wavelength calibration N/A meta.code.qual
ssa_specres Spec. Res. Resolution on the spectral axis m spect.resolution;em.wl
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
time_min 1. Obs First timestamp in time series (MJD Topocentric UTC) d time.epoch;stat.min
time_max Last Obs Last timestamp in time series (MJD Topocentric UTC) d time.epoch;stat.max
amp Amplitude Difference between brightest and weakest observation. mag arith.diff;phot.mag
mean_mag 〈mag〉 Mean magnitude in band given in phot_band. mag phot.mag;stat.mean
field Field Survey field observed. N/A;obs.field
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
mjds T[] An array containing the epochs of the time series d time.epoch
mags mag[] An array containing the values of the time series. mag phot.mag

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