SPARCL - SPARCL Field Catalog (SFC)

SPARCL Field Catalog

List of Fields available via Retrieve

CORE fields (common to all Data Sets)

Name Storage Units Description Default All
data_release CORE [Categorical] Data release of a given record (with a common data structure, e.g., SDSS-DR16, BOSS-DR16)
datasetgroup CORE [Categorical] Common name for a coherent set of spectra published as a single release (e.g., SDSS_BOSS)
dateobs CORE Range of observational dates for a given spectrum (single value for a single date)
dateobs_center CORE Central value of the dateobs range
dec CORE deg Declination in degrees
exptime CORE second Exposure time in seconds
extra_files CORE Additional files read for ingest
file CORE File used for this record
instrument CORE [Categorical] Instrument used for observation
ra CORE deg Right Ascension in degrees
redshift CORE Measured redshift, or radial velocity in units of redshift
redshift_err CORE Uncertainty on the measured redshift, or radial velocity in units of redshift
redshift_warning CORE Bitmask with warning on redshift result
site CORE [Categorical] Site of observations
sparcl_id CORE Universally Unique Identifier for spectrum in SPARCL
specid CORE Dataset-specific spectrum identifier (may not be unique)
specprimary CORE Whether an entry is the primary spectrum for a given target object
spectype CORE [Categorical] Spectral type of the object (STAR, GALAXY, QSO)
targetid CORE Dataset-specific photometric target identifier
telescope CORE [Categorical] Telescope used for the observation
updated CORE Date and time when the record was created/updated
wavemax CORE AA Maximum value of wavelength coverage in Angstroms
wavemin CORE AA Minimum value of wavelength coverage in Angstroms
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AUX and SPECTRA fields (unique to each Data Set)

Data Set: BOSS-DR16, AUX fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
tfile AUX File that best fit template comes from in idlspec2d product
theta AUX Template coefficients of best fit
thing_id AUX Resolve THING_ID in SDSS imaging for best positional match
thing_id_targeting AUX Resolve THING_ID in SDSS imaging for targeted object
tile AUX Tile number (each tile can have several plates drilled for it)
vdisp AUX km s-1 Velocity dispersion
vdispchi2 AUX Chi-squared for best-fit velocity dispersion
vdispdof AUX Number of degrees of freedom in velocity dispersion fit
vdisp_err AUX km s-1 Error in velocity dispersion
vdispnpix AUX Number of pixels overlapping the templates used in the velocity dispersion fit
vdispz AUX Redshift associated with best-fit velocity dispersion
vdispz_err AUX Error in redshift associated with best-fit velocity dispersion
wcoverage AUX Coverage in wavelength, in units of log10 wavelength
xfocal AUX mm Hole position on plate (+X = +RA)
yfocal AUX mm Hole position on plate (+Y = +DEC)
z_conf_person AUX Visual-inspection confidence (0=not inspected or no confidence, 1,2=low confidence, 3,4=high confidence)
z_err_noqso AUX Error in Z_NOQSO redshift
z_noqso AUX Best redshift when ignoring QSO fits, recommended for BOSS CMASS and LOWZ targets; calculated only for survey=boss spectra, not for any SDSS spectrograph data
zoffset AUX micron Washer thickness used for backstopping BOSS quasar targets, so they are closer to 4000 Angstrom focal plan
z_person AUX Visual-inspection redshift
zwarning_noqso AUX Warnings in z_noqso redshift (BOSS spectra only); 0 means everything is OK

Data Set: BOSS-DR16, SPECTRA fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
flux SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Coadded calibrated flux
model SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Pipeline best model fit used for classification and redshift
sky SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Subtracted sky flux
ivar SPECTRA 1e+34 cm4 s2 AA2 erg-2 Inverse variance of flux
wavelength SPECTRA AA Wavelength in units of Angstroms
wave_sigma SPECTRA pixel Line-spread function width (sigma of approximating Gaussian) in units of number of pixel
mask SPECTRA and_mask

Data Set: SDSS-DR16, AUX fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
chi68p AUX 68-th percentile value of abs(chi) of the best-fit synthetic spectrum to the actual spectrum (around 1.0 for a good fit)
boss_target2 AUX Always set to zero (placeholder for BOSS target flags never used)
spectrosynflux AUX nanomaggy Best-fit template spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
z_noqso AUX Best redshift when ignoring QSO fits, recommended for BOSS CMASS and LOWZ targets; calculated only for survey=boss spectra, not for any SDSS spectrograph data
subclass AUX Best spectroscopic subclassification
ancillary_target1 AUX BOSS ancillary science target selection information at plate design
ancillary_target2 AUX BOSS ancillary target selection information at plate design
elodie_bv AUX mag (B-V) color index for ELODIE star
vdispchi2 AUX Chi-squared for best-fit velocity dispersion
tcolumn AUX Columns of template files that correspond to each template
wcoverage AUX Coverage in wavelength, in units of log10 wavelength
elodie_dof AUX Degrees of freedom in fit to best ELODIE star
sectarget AUX Deprecated version of secondary (calibration) target flags (meanings highly overloaded)
deredsn2 AUX Dereddened overall signal-to-noise-squared measure for plate (only for BOSS spectrograph plates)
designid AUX Design identification number for plate
rchi2diff AUX Difference in reduced chi-squared between best and second best fit
rchi2diff_noqso AUX Difference in reduced chi-squared between best and second best fit for Z_NOQSO redshift
platerun AUX Drilling run that this plate was drilled in
eboss_target1 AUX eBOSS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags for main eBOSS survey
eboss_target2 AUX eBOSS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags for main eBOSS survey
eboss_target_id AUX EBOSS unique target identifier for every spectroscopic target
elodie_teff AUX Kelvin Effective temperature of ELODIE star
lambda_eff AUX AA Effective wavelength drilling position was optimized for
elodie_sptype AUX ELODIE star spectral type
vdispz_err AUX Error in redshift associated with best-fit velocity dispersion

Data Set: SDSS-DR16, SPECTRA fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
flux SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Coadded calibrated flux
ivar SPECTRA 1e+34 cm4 s2 AA2 erg-2 Inverse variance of flux
mask SPECTRA and_mask
model SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Pipeline best model fit used for classification and redshift
sky SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Subtracted sky flux
wavelength SPECTRA AA Wavelength in units of Angstroms
wave_sigma SPECTRA pixel Line-spread function width (sigma of approximating Gaussian) in units of number of pixel

Data Set: SDSS-DR17, AUX fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
platequality AUX Final quality of plate this spectrum came from (good, marginal, or bad)
platesn2 AUX Overall signal-to-noise-squared measure for plate (only for SDSS spectrograph plates)
spec1_i AUX Signal-to-noise squared for spectrograph #1, at i=19.90 for SDSS spectrograph spectra, i=20.20 for BOSS spectrograph spectra
comments_person AUX Visual-inspection comments
tcolumn AUX Columns of template files that correspond to each template
z_err_noqso AUX Error in Z_NOQSO redshift
platerun AUX Drilling run that this plate was drilled in
run2d AUX Spectroscopic 2D reduction (extraction of spectra) name
subclass AUX Best spectroscopic subclassification
plateid AUX Unique database ID of plate based on PLATE, MJD, RUN2D (same as SkyServer version)
vdispz AUX Redshift associated with best-fit velocity dispersion
mjd AUX days Modified Julian Day of observation
tfile AUX File that best fit template comes from in idlspec2d product
spec1_g AUX Signal-to-noise squared for spectrograph #1, at g=20.20 for SDSS spectrograph spectra, g=21.20 for BOSS spectrograph spectra
cy AUX y of Normal unit vector in J2000
sn_median_all AUX Median signal-to-noise per pixel across full spectrum
vdispdof AUX Number of degrees of freedom in velocity dispersion fit
nspecobs AUX Number of spectroscopic observations of this source
bluefiber AUX Set to 1 if this hole was designated a blue fiber, 0 if designated a red fiber (high redshift LRGs are preferentially in red fibers)
sourcetype AUX String expressing type of source (similar to OBJTYPE in DR8 and earlier)
spec2_r AUX Signal-to-noise squared for spectrograph #2, at r=20.25 for SDSS spectrograph spectra, r=20.20 for BOSS spectrograph spectra
elodie_z_err AUX Error in redshift fit to ELODIE star
ancillary_target1 AUX BOSS ancillary science target selection information at plate design
specsdss AUX Set to 1 for primary SDSS spectrograph observation of object, 0 otherwise
wcoverage AUX Coverage in wavelength, in units of log10 wavelength

Data Set: SDSS-DR17, SPECTRA fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
flux SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Coadded calibrated flux
ivar SPECTRA 1e+34 cm4 s2 AA2 erg-2 Inverse variance of flux
mask SPECTRA and_mask
model SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Pipeline best model fit used for classification and redshift
sky SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Subtracted sky flux
wavelength SPECTRA AA Wavelength in units of Angstroms
wave_sigma SPECTRA pixel Line-spread function width (sigma of approximating Gaussian) in units of number of pixel

Data Set: DESI-EDR, AUX fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
chi2 AUX Best fit chi-squared
bgs_target AUX BGS (Bright Galaxy Survey) target selection bitmask
sv1_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv2_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv3_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
tsnr2_bgs AUX BGS template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
obsconditions AUX Bit-coded of allowed observing conditions
coadd_fiberstatus AUX Bitwise AND of the FIBERSTATUS values of the spectra used in the coadd
sv_primary AUX Boolean flag (True/False) for the primary coadded spectrum in SV (SV1+2+3)
plate_dec AUX deg Declination to be used by PlateMaker
deltachi2 AUX Delta-chi-squared for template fit from Redrock
desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask
sv1_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv2_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv3_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
program AUX DESI program type - BRIGHT, DARK, BACKUP, OTHER
tsnr2_elg AUX ELG template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
fa_type AUX Fiberassign internal target type (science, standard, sky, safe, suppsky)
firstnight AUX First calendar date of the exposures used in the coadded spectrum as YYYYMMDD of the beginning of the observing night
tsnr2_gpbbackup AUX GPBBACKUP template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
tsnr2_gpbbright AUX GPBBRIGHT template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_gpbdark AUX GPBDARK template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
healpix AUX HEALPixel containing this location at NSIDE=64 in the NESTED scheme
numobs_init AUX Initial number of observations for target calculated across target selection bitmasks and OBSCONDITIONS
lastnight AUX Last calendar date of the exposures used in the coadded spectrum as YYYYMMDD of the beginning of the observing night

Data Set: DESI-EDR, SPECTRA fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
flux SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Coadded calibrated flux
ivar SPECTRA 1e+34 cm4 s2 AA2 erg-2 Inverse variance of flux
mask SPECTRA Mask value
model SPECTRA 1e-17 erg cm-2 s-1 AA-1 Pipeline best model fit
wavelength SPECTRA AA Wavelength in units of Angstroms
wave_sigma SPECTRA AA Line-spread function width (sigma of approximating Gaussian) in units of Angstroms
SPARCL Field Cat(alog)