QSO candidates (gaiadr3.qso_candidates)

The table has 6649162 rows, 41 columns.

Description

This table contains parameters derived from various modules dedicated to the classification and characterisation of sources considered as QSO candidates. Together with those, the QSOs used to define the Gaia-CRF3 are also listed in this table. This table has been constructed with the intention to be complete rather than pure and, as such, it will contain a large fraction of non-genuine extragalactic sources. Purer samples can be drawn using dedicated flags or queries. Please refer to Chapter cu3qso of the on-line documentation for details about how this table was built, its content, and for recommendations regarding its exploitation.

Attribution

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Columns

Name Type UCD Unit Description
solution_id long meta.version

Solution Identifier

source_id long meta.id
meta.main
meta.ref

Unique source identifier (unique within a particular Data Release)

astrometric_selection_flag boolean meta.code.status

Flag indicating if the source is part of the astrometric selection

gaia_crf_source boolean meta.code.status

Flag indicative of whether the source was used define the Gaia-CRF3

vari_best_class_name char meta.code.class

Name of best class, see table VariClassifierClassDefinition for details of the class

vari_best_class_score float stat.probability

Score of the best class

fractional_variability_g float src.var.amplitude
em.opt

Fractional variability in the G band

structure_function_index float src.var.index

Index of the first-order structure function in the G band

structure_function_index_scatter double stat.stdev

Standard deviation of the index of the structure function

qso_variability float src.var

Quasar variability metric in the G band

non_qso_variability float src.var

Non-quasar variability metric in the G band

vari_agn_membership_score double stat.probability

Membership score (0=lowest,1=highest) of source to be of AGN type

classprob_dsc_combmod_quasar float stat.probability

Probability from DSC-Combmod of being a quasar (data used: BP/RP spectrum, photometry, astrometry)

classprob_dsc_combmod_galaxy float stat.probability

Probability from DSC-Combmod of being a galaxy (data used: BP/RP spectrum, photometry, astrometry)

classlabel_dsc char meta.code.class

Class assigned by DSC based on the probability from its Combmod classifier

classlabel_dsc_joint char meta.code.class

Class assigned by DSC based on the probability from its Specmod and Allosmod classifiers

classlabel_oa char meta.code.class

Class assigned by OA the neuron that represents the source

redshift_qsoc float src.redshift

Redshift from QSOC

redshift_qsoc_lower float stat.value
src.redshift

Redshift lower confidence level from QSOC

redshift_qsoc_upper float stat.value
src.redshift

Redshift upper confidence level from QSOC

ccfratio_qsoc float stat.value

Value of the cross-correlation function used to derive the redshift from QSOC, relative to the maximum value

zscore_qsoc float stat.value
src.redshift

Redshift zscore from QSOC

flags_qsoc long meta.code.status

Processing flags for the analysis based on BP/RP Spectra from QSOC

n_transits integer meta.number

Number of transits used for the morphological analysis

intensity_quasar double phot.flux
em.opt
"electron".s**-1

Fitted intensity of the quasar at its center

intensity_quasar_error double stat.error
phot.flux
em.opt
"electron".s**-1

Error on the fitted intensity of the quasar at its center

intensity_hostgalaxy double phot.flux
em.opt
"electron".s**-1

Fitted intensity of the host galaxy at the effective radius

intensity_hostgalaxy_error double stat.error
phot.flux
em.opt
"electron".s**-1

Error on the fitted intensity of the host galaxy at effective radius

radius_hostgalaxy double src.morph.param mas

Fitted effective radius of the host galaxy

radius_hostgalaxy_error double stat.error mas

Error on the fitted effective radius of the host galaxy

sersic_index float src.morph.param

Fitted sersic Index

sersic_index_error float stat.error

Error on the fitted sersic Index

ellipticity_hostgalaxy double src.ellipticity

Fitted ellipticity of the host galaxy

ellipticity_hostgalaxy_error double stat.error
src.ellipticity

Error on the fitted ellipticity of the host galaxy

posangle_hostgalaxy double pos.posAng deg

Fitted position angle of the host galaxy

posangle_hostgalaxy_error double stat.error
pos.posAng
deg

Error on the fitted position angle of the host galaxy

host_galaxy_detected boolean stat.fit.param

Flag indicating whether a host galaxy has been detected

l2_norm double stat.fit.param

L2 norm for the fitted Sersic profile

morph_params_corr_vec double[] stat.correlation

Vector form of the upper triangle of the correlation matrix for the fitted morphological parameters

host_galaxy_flag short meta.code.qual

Flag indicative of processing or scientific quality for the morphological parameters fitting

source_selection_flags integer meta.code.status

Bit indicative of whether the input data from a given module met the source list eligibility criteria for the source of interest