Science Alerts (gaiadr3.science_alerts)

The table has 2612 rows, 4 columns.


Table containing all Gaia Photometric Science Alerts triggered in the period 25-07-2014 to 28-05-2017, i.e.~the time span covered by DR3. A Gaia Photometric Science Alert is known to the community by its name Gaiannxyz where nn is the year number and xyz is an incrementing, alphabetic sequence starting at aaa. Science alerts have their details published on the WWW. Given the name of an alert, the URL for the published details can be derived, e.g. for alert Gaia18ahj. The source_id associated to the alert may have other alternative matches in Gaia DR3. These other identifiers are listed in table alerts_mixedin_sourceids.


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Name Type UCD Unit Description
source_id long
Unique source identifier (unique within a particular Data Release)
transit_id long Alerting transit identifier
name char Name of alert
solution_id long meta.version Solution Identifier