GDR2 contributed tables (gaiadr2_contrib)
Tables derived from GDR2 data. Table starhorse-V.06 contains from Gaia Early DR3: dr3_source_id ( source_id of gaiaedr3), angular_distance, magnitude_difference, proper_motion_propagation, dup_max_number.
Funding for the work has been provided by Leibniz-Institut for Astrophysics Potsdam (AIP).
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes (gaiadr2_contrib.geometric_distance)
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes. IV. Distances to 1.33 Billion Stars in Gaia Data Release 2. For the vast majority of stars in the second Gaia data release, reliable distances cannot be obtained by inverting the parallax. A correct inference procedure must instead be used to account for the nonlinearity of the transformation and the asymmetry of the resulting probability distribution. Here, we infer distances to essentially all 1.33 billion stars with parallaxes published in the second Gaia data release. This is done using a weak distance prior that varies smoothly as a function of Galactic longitude and latitude according to a Galaxy model. The irreducible uncertainty in the distance estimate is characterized by the lower and upper bounds of an asymmetric confidence interval. Although more precise distances can be estimated for a subset of the stars using additional data (such as photometry), our goal is to provide purely geometric distance estimates, independent of assumptions about the physical properties of, or interstellar extinction toward, individual stars. We analyze the characteristics of the catalog and validate it using clusters.
Re-normalised Unit Weight Error (RUWE) (gaiadr2_contrib.ruwe)
This table includes re-normalised unit weight error (RUWE) for sources from the Gaia DR2 gaia_source table. Values of RUWE less than or equal to 1.4 are considered to be indicating a good astrometric solution. More information on how these values are derived can be found in this document.
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes. (gaiadr2_contrib.starhorse_v05)
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes. IV. Distances to 1.33 Billion Stars in Gaia Data Release 2.
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes. StarHorse Catalog v.06, with dr2_source_id (gaiadr2_contrib.starhorse)
Estimating Distance from Parallaxes. StarHorse Catalog v.06, with dr2_source_id (source_id). From Gaia Early DR3 are added dr3_source_id (source_id of gaiaedr3), angular_distance, magnitude_difference, proper_motion_propagation, dup_max_number.
Source positions at reference J2000 for Gaia data release 2 (gaiadr2_contrib.gaia_source_j2000)
Source positions at reference J2000 for Gaia data release 2