SDSS DR13 Best Neighbour (gaiaedr3.sdssdr13_best_neighbour)
The table has 128130928 rows, 7 columns.
SDSS DR13 BestNeighbour table lists each matched Gaia object with itsbest neighbour in the external catalogue. The cross-match algorithm isnot symmetric and searches Gaia sources counterparts in SDSS DR13.The best neighbour is chosen among good neighbours as the one withthe highest value of the figure of merit, which evaluates the ratio be-tween two opposite models/hypotheses: the counterpart candidate is amatch or it is found by chance. Good neighbours are nearby objects inthe external catalogue whose position is compatible within position er-rors with the Gaia target.
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|Dimensionless||Unique Gaia source identifier|
|clean_sdssdr13_oid||int||meta.id.cross||Dimensionless||External Catalogue source identifier|
|original_ext_source_id||long||meta.id.cross||Dimensionless||Original External Catalogue source identifier|
|angular_distance||float||pos.angDistance||Angle[arcsec]||Angular Distance between the two sources|
|number_of_neighbours||short||meta.number||Dimensionless||Number of neighbours in External Catalogue|
|number_of_mates||short||meta.number||Dimensionless||Number of mates in Gaia Catalogue|
|xm_flag||short||meta.code.status||Dimensionless||Cross-match algorithm flag|