Characterisation of the Gaia photometry

Carrasco, J.M.; Jordi, C.; Fabricius, C.; Voss, H.; Weiler, M. (ICC-UB / IEEC, Spain)

Our team at the University of Barcelona has contributed since the early phases of the mission to the definition, evaluation and calibration modelling of the Gaia photometry. To maximise the Gaia scientific exploitation, we have frequently shared with the astronomical community many different tools and data.
Among this information we have several relationships among colours involving Gaia magnitudes and colours from other commonly used photometric systems (Johnson-Cousins, SDSS, Hipparcos, Tycho and 2MASS) for several types of stars (including white dwarfs). These relationships can be used for planning scientific exploitation of Gaia data, performing simulations of the Gaia-like sky, planning ground-based complementary observations and for building catalogues with auxiliary data for the Gaia data validation. During the commissioning phase our team (as part of the Payload Experts group) has been intensively checking the first photometric data to analyze the health and properties of the true instrument. These preliminary analyses allowed us to monitor the throughput variations with time, assess the spectral resolution and re-evaluate the performances of the end-of-mission photometry. The Payload Experts group activities continue beyond the commissioning phase aiming to optimize the operations onboard for maximizing the scientific return. Some example of first spectra and photometry will be shown.

Topic revision: r2 - 2014-11-28 - SusanaBascon
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