14.2.2 sso_source

This table contains data related to Solar System objects observed by Gaia. The quantities in the table are derived from data reduction and are associated to single objects.

Columns description:

solution_id : Solution Identifier (long)

All Gaia data processed by the Data Processing and Analysis Consortium comes tagged with a solution identifier. This is a numeric field attached to each table row that can be used to unequivocally identify the version of all the subsystems that where used in the generation of the data as well as the input data used. It is mainly for internal DPAC use but is included in the published data releases to enable end users to examine the provenance of processed data products. To decode a given solution ID visit https://gaia.esac.esa.int/decoder/solnDecoder.jsp

source_id : Source identifier (long)

A unique single numerical identifier of the source obtained from gaia_source (for a detailed description see gaia_source.source_id). Note in particular that these identifiers are by convention negative for SSOs.

num_of_obs : number of observations (int)

Number of CCD-level observations of the asteroid that appear in the sso_observation table.

number_mp : Minor Planet number (long)

Minor planet number atrributed by MPC

denomination : standard MPC denomination of the asteroid (string)

Name of the object in the MPC data base