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
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-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)

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
spectrosynflux AUX nanomaggy Best-fit template spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
rchi2 AUX Reduced chi-squared of best fit
elodie_filename AUX File name for best-fit ELODIE star
vdisp AUX km s-1 Velocity dispersion
fracnsighi AUX Fraction of pixels high by more than N sigma relative to best-fit (for 1,2,..,10 sigma)
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
deredsn2 AUX Dereddened overall signal-to-noise-squared measure for plate (only for BOSS spectrograph plates)
elodie_z AUX Redshift fit to ELODIE star
elodie_sptype AUX ELODIE star spectral type
sectarget AUX Deprecated version of secondary (calibration) target flags (meanings highly overloaded)
specsegue2 AUX Set to 1 for primary SDSS SEGUE-2 program observation of object, 0 otherwise
subclass_noqso AUX Spectroscopic subclassification for Z_NOQSO redshift
calibflux_ivar AUX nanomaggy-2 Inverse variances of ugriz fluxes used for calibrations
nturnoff AUX Number of stars used for SNTURNOFF determination
fracnsigma AUX Fraction of pixels deviant by more than N sigma relative to best-fit (for 1,2,..,10 sigma)
spectroskyflux AUX nanomaggy Sky flux in each of the ugriz imaging filters
chunk AUX Name of tiling chunk that this spectrum was tiled in (boss1, boss2, etc), important for tracking large-scale structure samples
cx AUX x of Normal unit vector in J2000
theta AUX Template coefficients of best fit
zwarning_noqso AUX Warnings in z_noqso redshift (BOSS spectra only)
primtarget AUX Target selection information at plate design, primary science selection (for backwards compatibility)

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
objtype AUX Object type: TGT, SKY, NON, BAD
obsconditions AUX Bit-coded of allowed observing conditions
plate_dec AUX deg Declination to be used by PlateMaker
plate_ra AUX deg Right Ascension to be used by PlateMaker
pmdec AUX mas year-1 Reference catalog proper motion in the Dec direction
pmra AUX mas year-1 Reference catalog proper motion in the RA direction
priority_init AUX Target initial priority from target selection bitmasks and OBSCONDITIONS
program AUX DESI program type - BRIGHT, DARK, BACKUP, OTHER
ref_epoch AUX year Reference epoch for Gaia/Tycho astrometry. Typically 2015.5 for Gaia
rms_delta_x AUX mm RMS (over exposures) of the fiber difference between measured and requested CS5 X location on focal plane
rms_delta_y AUX mm RMS (over exposures) of the fiber difference between measured and requested CS5 Y location on focal plane
scnd_target AUX Target selection bitmask for secondary programs
spgrpval AUX Value corresponding to the grouping type indicated in the spgrp column. This is the same as the healpix column
std_fiber_dec AUX arcsec Standard deviation (over exposures) of DEC of actual fiber position
std_fiber_ra AUX arcsec Standard deviation (over exposures) of RA of actual fiber position
subpriority AUX Random subpriority [0-1] to break assignment ties
subtype AUX Spectral subtype
survey AUX Survey name
sv1_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV1
sv2_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv2_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv2_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV2

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)