7.1.2 Data products in Gaia DR2

Variability products in Gaia DR2 include:

  • a whole sky classification of several variability types namely SX Phoenicis/δ Scuti stars, RR Lyrae stars, Cepheids, and long period variables;

  • specific object studies for the following variability types: RR Lyrae stars, Cepheids, long period variables, as well as solar-like (magnetic) activity (BY Draconis stars);

  • a specific search on the short time scale variability.

The time series in G, GBP and GRP of the CU7 released sources are available in the archive.

The analysis is done with automated methods and the published stars should be considered as candidates of variability or of specific variability types.