The Sixth Data Release of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE) -- I: Survey Description, Spectra and Radial Velocities
We present part 1 of the 6th and final Data Release (DR6 or FDR) of the Radial Velocity Experiment (RAVE), a magnitude-limited (9<I<12) spectroscopic survey of Galactic stars randomly selected in the southern hemisphere. The RAVE medium-resolution spectra (R~7500) cover the Ca-triplet region (8410-8795A) and span the complete time frame from the start of RAVE observations on 12 April 2003 to their completion on 4 April 2013. Wavelength-calibrated and flux-normalized spectra for 518,387 observations of 451,783 unique stars are presented. The final data release presented in this publication consists of spectra, error spectra, spectral classification, derived radial velocities, and cross matches with other relevant catalogs. The data can be accessed via the RAVE Web site (http://rave-survey.org) or the Vizier database.
- Pub Date:
- February 2020
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 30 pages, 11 figures, submitted to AJ