5.1.2 Notations, nomenclature, and definitions

Author(s): Francesca De Angeli

The following list of concepts might be useful for a good understanding of the content of this chapter:

  • CCD transit, the transit of a source across one single CCD.

  • FoV transit, the complete transit of a source across the focal plane, this may include one SM transit, 9 (or 8) AF CCD transits, one BP transit and one RP transit. The RVS CCD transit is irrelevant for this chapter.

  • Source catalogue, the catalogue formed by all sources observed by Gaia. This is updated at each cycle. The catalogue used in cycle N is the one generated by the MDB Integrator at the end of cycle N-1.