Table information for 'feros.data'

General

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

For a list of all services and tables belonging to this table's resource, see Information on resource 'FEROS Public Spectra'

Citing this table

This table has an associated publication. If you use data from it, it may be appropriate to reference 1999Msngr..95....8K (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:

@MISC{vo:feros_data,
  year=2012,
  title={{FEROS} Public Spectra},
  author={Kaufer, A.; Stahl, O.; Tubbesing, S.; Nørregaard, P.; Avila, G.;
Francois, P.; Pasquini, L.; Pizzella, A.; Wolf, B.},
  url={http://dc.zah.uni-heidelberg.de/tableinfo/feros.data},
  howpublished={{VO} resource provided by the {GAVO} Data Center}
}

Resource 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.

Fields

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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 meta.id
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 meta.id;src
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
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_model Model Data model name and version N/A N/A
ssa_csysName Sys System RA and Dec are given in N/A N/A
ssa_timeSI [Time] Time conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention. N/A N/A
ssa_spectralSI [Spectral] Spectral conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention N/A N/A
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
ssa_spectralunit unit(spectral) Unit of the spectral column N/A N/A
ssa_fluxSI [Flux] Flux/magnitude conversion factor in Osuna-Salgado convention N/A N/A
ssa_fluxucd UCD(flux) UCD of the flux column N/A N/A
ssa_fluxunit unit(flux) Unit of the flux column 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 meta.id;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 N/A stat.error;phot.flux.density;em
ssa_fluxSysError Sys. Err flux Systematic error in flux N/A 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
ssa_spaceError Err. Spc Statistical error in position deg stat.error;pos.eq
ssa_spaceCalib Calib. Spc Type of calibration in spatial coordinates N/A meta.code.qual
ssa_spaceRes Res. Spc Spatial resolution of data deg pos.angResolution
ssa_region Coverage Rough coverage based on location and aperture. N/A N/A

Columns that are parts of indices are marked like this.

Other

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VOResource

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Copyright and such:

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