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gaia focused product release documentation

Gaia Focused Product Release
Focused Product Release 1.2

European Space Agency (ESA)
Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium (DPAC)
(25 June 2024)
Executive summary

The Gaia Focused Product Release presents five data products which showcase a subset of the improvements and new data products expected for Gaia DR4. The FPR data products are based on the Gaia observations collected over the same period as used for Gaia DR3 (except for the astrometry and photometry for ω Centauri and the updated Solar System objects astrometry). These data are products based on new observation modes (astrometry and photometry from full-frame CCD images in selected crowded regions), new data processing pipelines (search for gravitationally lensed quasars, DIBs from aggregated RVS spectra), and they offer a taste of the epoch radial velocities to be publised as part of Gaia DR4. For Solar System objects new astrometry and orbits are presented based on 5.5 years of observations (the period covered by Gaia DR4) which leads to a very significant improvement in the quality of the orbits.

The FPR contents are summarized in Table 1.

Table 1: Summary of all the FPR tables available in the Gaia archive. For an extensive description of these tables and their contents see Chapter 2.
Table name Short description
Crowded fields: Astrometry and photometry for ω Cen

astrometry and photometry for sources in ω Cen

Solar System: Solar System object astrometry

data related to Solar System objects observed by Gaia


Solar System object observations

Extra-galactic: Gravitational Lenses

sources identified as possible gravitational lens candidates


input catalogues that have been used to select sources that were analysed by the Gravitational Lens module


observations associated with the components found in the lens_candidates table


individual observations that have been discarded from the analysis of the gravitational lenses around the sources in lens_candidates

Variability: Epoch radial velocities for long-period variables

epoch radial velocity data points for a sub-set of variable stars


describes the long-period variable stars.


statistical parameters of radial velocity time series

Spectroscopy: Diffuse interstellar bands from aggregated RVS spectra

main table of DIB parameters


stacked interstellar medium spectra

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