Optimized total galactic extinction map (gaiadr3.total_galactic_extinction_map_opt)

The table has 3145728 rows, 7 columns.


This table provides an optimum version of the Total Galactic Extinction map, derived from the table total_galactic_extinction_map at a single HEALPix level 9. For this, the mean effective total Galactic extinction and related uncertainties have been selected from the optimal HEALPix level of the four offered in total_galactic_extinction_map. For further details see Section cu8par_apsis_tge of the online documentation.


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This work has made use of data from the European Space Agency (ESA) mission Gaia (https://www.cosmos.esa.int/gaia), processed by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC, https://www.cosmos.esa.int/web/gaia/dpac/consortium). Funding for the DPAC has been provided by national institutions, in particular the institutions participating in the Gaia Multilateral Agreement.

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Name Type UCD Unit Description
solution_id long meta.version

Solution Identifier

healpix_id long pos.healpix

HEALPix identification

a0 float phys.absorption.coeff mag

Median A0 extinction parameter

a0_uncertainty float stat.error

Uncertainty for the mean A0

num_tracers_used integer meta.number

Number of tracers used

status short meta.code.status

Exit status for TGE

optimum_hpx_level short meta.code.class

Number indicating which HEALPix level was chosen to populate this HEALPix