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
nspecobs AUX Number of spectroscopic observations of this source
nturnoff AUX Number of stars used for SNTURNOFF determination
objid AUX SDSS photometric object identification numbers (RUN, RERUN, CAMCOL, FIELD, ID)
plate AUX Plate number (each plate corresponds to an actual plug plate)
plateid AUX Unique database ID of plate based on PLATE, MJD, RUN2D (same as SkyServer version)
platequality AUX Final quality of plate this spectrum came from (good, marginal, or bad)
platerun AUX Drilling run that this plate was drilled in
platesn2 AUX Overall signal-to-noise-squared measure for plate (only for SDSS spectrograph plates)
primtarget AUX Target selection information at plate design, primary science selection (for backwards compatibility)
programname AUX Program within each survey that the plate was part of
rchi2 AUX Reduced chi-squared of best fit
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
run1d AUX Spectroscopic 1D reduction (redshift and classification) name
run2d AUX Spectroscopic 2D reduction (extraction of spectra) name
sectarget AUX Deprecated version of secondary (calibration) target flags (meanings highly overloaded)
segue1_target1 AUX Primary (science) target flags for SEGUE-1 targets
segue1_target2 AUX Secondary (calibration) target flags for SEGUE-1 targets
segue2_target1 AUX Primary (science) target flags for SEGUE-2 targets
segue2_target2 AUX Secondary (calibration) target flags for SEGUE-2 targets
sn_median AUX Median signal-to-noise per pixel within each of the ugriz bandpasses
sn_median_all AUX Median signal-to-noise per pixel across full spectrum
snturnoff AUX Signal to noise measure for MS turnoff stars on plate (-9999 if not appropriate)
sourcetype AUX String expressing type of source (similar to OBJTYPE in DR8 and earlier)
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

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
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
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
segue1_target1 AUX Primary (science) target flags for SEGUE-1 targets
elodie_z_modelerr AUX Standard deviation in redshift among the 12 best-fit ELODIE stars

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
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-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
sv2_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV2
sv3_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV3
sv_nspec AUX Number of coadded spectra for this TARGETID in SV (SV1+2+3)
sv_primary AUX Boolean flag (True/False) for the primary coadded spectrum in SV (SV1+2+3)
tsnr2_bgs AUX BGS template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_elg AUX ELG template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
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
tsnr2_lrg AUX LRG template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_lya AUX LYA template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_qso AUX QSO template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
zcat_nspec AUX Number of coadded spectra for this TARGETID in this zcatalog

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)