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
lambda_eff AUX AA Effective wavelength drilling position was optimized for
mjd AUX days Modified Julian Day of observation
elodie_teff AUX Kelvin Effective temperature of ELODIE star
vdisp AUX km s-1 Velocity dispersion
vdisp_err AUX km s-1 Error in velocity dispersion
elodie_bv AUX mag (B-V) color index for ELODIE star
zoffset AUX micron Washer thickness used for backstopping BOSS quasar targets, so they are closer to 4000 Angstrom focal plan
yfocal AUX mm Hole position on plate (+Y = +DEC)
xfocal AUX mm Hole position on plate (+X = +RA)
spectrosynflux AUX nanomaggy Best-fit template spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
calibflux AUX nanomaggy ugriz fluxes used for calibrations
spectroskyflux AUX nanomaggy Sky flux in each of the ugriz imaging filters
spectroflux AUX nanomaggy Spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
calibflux_ivar AUX nanomaggy-2 Inverse variances of ugriz fluxes used for calibrations
spectroflux_ivar AUX nanomaggy-2 Inverse variance of spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
spectrosynflux_ivar AUX nanomaggy-2 Inverse variance of best-fit template spectrum projected onto ugriz filters
fracnsighi AUX Fraction of pixels high by more than N sigma relative to best-fit (for 1,2,..,10 sigma)
targetobjid AUX Unique database ID of targeting object based on RUN, RERUN, CAMCOl, FIELD, ID (same as SkyServer version)
class_person AUX Visual-inspection classification (0=not inspected or unknown, 1=star, 2=narrow emission-line galaxy, 3=QSO, 4=galaxy)
platerun AUX Drilling run that this plate was drilled in
fracnsiglo AUX Fraction of pixels low by more than N sigma relative to best-fit (for 1,2,..,10 sigma)
spectrographid AUX Which spectrograph (1 or 2)
eboss_target0 AUX SEQUELS, TDSS and SPIDERS target selection flags
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)
plate AUX Plate number (each plate corresponds to an actual plug plate)

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
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
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
zcat_nspec AUX Number of coadded spectra for this TARGETID in this zcatalog
tsnr2_qso AUX QSO template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_lya AUX LYA template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_lrg AUX LRG template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_gpbdark AUX GPBDARK template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
tsnr2_gpbbright AUX GPBBRIGHT template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_gpbbackup AUX GPBBACKUP template (S/N)^2 summed over BRZ
tsnr2_elg AUX ELG template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
tsnr2_bgs AUX BGS template (S/N)^2 summed over B,R,Z
sv_primary AUX Boolean flag (True/False) for the primary coadded spectrum in SV (SV1+2+3)
sv_nspec AUX Number of coadded spectra for this TARGETID in SV (SV1+2+3)
sv3_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv3_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV3
sv2_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV2
sv2_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv2_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv2_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV2
sv1_scnd_target AUX Secondary target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_mws_target AUX MWS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_desi_target AUX DESI (dark time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
sv1_bgs_target AUX BGS (bright time program) target selection bitmask for SV1
survey AUX Survey name
subtype AUX Spectral subtype

Data Set: DESI-EDR, SPECTRA fields

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