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
ancillary_target1 AUX BOSS ancillary science target selection information at plate design
ancillary_target2 AUX BOSS ancillary target selection information at plate design
anyandmask AUX For each bit, records whether any pixel in the spectrum has that bit set in its ANDMASK
anyormask AUX For each bit, records whether any pixel in the spectrum has that bit set in its ORMASK
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)
boss_specobj_id AUX Identification number internal to BOSS for SPECBOSS=1 objects
boss_target1 AUX Primary (science) target flags for BOSS targets
boss_target2 AUX Always set to zero (placeholder for BOSS target flags never used)
calibflux AUX nanomaggy ugriz fluxes used for calibrations
calibflux_ivar AUX nanomaggy-2 Inverse variances of ugriz fluxes used for calibrations
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)
chunk AUX Name of tiling chunk that this spectrum was tiled in (boss1, boss2, etc), important for tracking large-scale structure samples
class_noqso AUX Spectroscopic classification for Z_NOQSO redshift
class_person AUX Visual-inspection classification (0=not inspected or unknown, 1=star, 2=narrow emission-line galaxy, 3=QSO, 4=galaxy)
comments_person AUX Visual-inspection comments
cx AUX x of Normal unit vector in J2000
cy AUX y of Normal unit vector in J2000
cz AUX z of Normal unit vector in J2000
deredsn2 AUX Dereddened overall signal-to-noise-squared measure for plate (only for BOSS spectrograph plates)
designid AUX Design identification number for plate
dof AUX Number of degrees of freedom in best fit
eboss_target0 AUX SEQUELS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags
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

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
cz AUX z of Normal unit vector in J2000
special_target2 AUX Secondary (calibration) target flags for SDSS-I and SDSS-II special program targets
eboss_target_id AUX EBOSS unique target identifier for every spectroscopic target
thing_id AUX Resolve THING_ID in SDSS imaging for best positional match
run1d AUX Spectroscopic 1D reduction (redshift and classification) name
targetobjid AUX Unique database ID of targeting object based on RUN, RERUN, CAMCOl, FIELD, ID (same as SkyServer version)
targettype AUX General type of target (SCIENCE, STANDARD, or SKY)
legacy_target2 AUX Secondary (calibration) target flags for SDSS-I and SDSS-II Legacy survey
spectrographid AUX Which spectrograph (1 or 2)
vdispz_err AUX Error in redshift associated with best-fit velocity dispersion
zoffset AUX micron Washer thickness used for backstopping BOSS quasar targets, so they are closer to 4000 Angstrom focal plan
eboss_target1 AUX eBOSS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags for main eBOSS survey
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)
segue2_target1 AUX Primary (science) target flags for SEGUE-2 targets
firstrelease AUX Name of first release this PLATE, MJD, FIBERID, RUN2D was associated with
eboss_target0 AUX SEQUELS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags
fiberid AUX Fiber number
specboss AUX Set to 1 for primary BOSS spectrograph observation of object, 0 otherwise
vdisp_err AUX km s-1 Error in velocity dispersion
z_conf_person AUX Visual-inspection confidence (0=not inspected or no confidence, 1,2=low confidence, 3,4=high confidence)
programname AUX Program within each survey that the plate was part of
marvels_target2 AUX Secondary (calibration) target flags for MARVELS targets
yfocal AUX mm Hole position on plate (+Y = +DEC)
elodie_feh AUX Metallicity [Fe/H] of ELODIE star
survey AUX Survey name

Data Set: SDSS-DR17, SPECTRA fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
mask SPECTRA and_mask
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
wave_sigma SPECTRA pixel Line-spread function width (sigma of approximating Gaussian) in units of number of pixel
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

Data Set: DESI-EDR, AUX fields

Name Storage Units Description Default All
tsnr2_gpbdark AUX GPBDARK template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
sv_primary AUX Boolean flag (True/False) for the primary coadded spectrum in SV (SV1+2+3)
sv3_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
tsnr2_gpbbackup AUX GPBBACKUP template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
survey AUX Survey name
sv3_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
zcat_nspec AUX Number of coadded spectra for this TARGETID in this zcatalog
desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask
ncoeff AUX Number of Redrock template coefficients
npixels AUX Number of unmasked wavelengths that contributed to the redshift fit
mean_delta_y AUX mm Mean (over exposures) fiber difference requested - actual CS5 Y location on focal plane
mean_fiber_ra AUX deg Mean (over exposures) RA of actual fiber position
lastnight AUX Last calendar date of the exposures used in the coadded spectrum as YYYYMMDD of the beginning of the observing night
mean_fiber_dec AUX deg Mean (over exposures) DEC of actual fiber position
firstnight AUX First calendar date of the exposures used in the coadded spectrum as YYYYMMDD of the beginning of the observing night
mean_mjd AUX days Mean (over exposures) of the Modified Julian Date (MJD) when the shutter was opened

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)