SkyMapper DR2 Best Neighbour (gaiaedr3.skymapperdr2_best_neighbour)
The table has 446161568 rows, 6 columns.
SkyMapper DR2 BestNeighbour table lists each matched Gaia objectwith its best neighbour in the external catalogue. The cross-match algo-rithm is not symmetric and searches Gaia sources counterparts in SkyMap-per DR2.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|
|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|