This is the most recent version of the TESS Input Catalog and is the one available in MAST interfaces.


TIC Papers

TIC Versions 5-7: Stassun et al. 2018

TIC Version 8: Stassun et al. 2019

TIC Versions 8.1-8.2: Paegert et al. 2021

Introduction

These release notes describe the schema and content of the eighth version of the TESS Input Catalog (TICv8) produced entirely by the Target Selection Working Group (TSWG).  TICv8 was finalized and prepared for delivery to the TESS Science Office (TSO) on 2019 April 15.  Updates to TIC v8 were posted in July  2020 (TIC v8.1) and September 2021 (TIC v8.2):  details are given below.

TICv8 has a number of minor issues (see below) that have not been fixed in this version due to time constraints during preparation. Specific details of the method of production, and the contents of TICv8, is described on the arXiv (Stassun et al. (2019); https://arxiv.org/pdf/1905.10694.pdf). The full documentation for TICv7, and earlier TIC versions, can currently be found in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102), and on the arXiv at (https://arxiv.org/abs/1706.00495).

The design of TICv8 is nearly identical to TICv7, in that the original columns and their formats are the same, but there have been updates to various parameter calculations, and additional columns have been included  to allow for more user flexibility. The TIC IDs have not been changed, and all future deliveries of the TIC will use the same TIC IDs for specific objects, preserving backwards compatibility. New objects added to the TIC will always receive new IDs. Objects found to be spurious will be marked with a disposition of ARTIFACT, but will retain their TIC ID and remain in the catalog. TIC IDs will always be unique, and a new TIC object will never receive the ID of an existing TIC object.


Document Update History

This document should be considered a ‘living document’, which will be updated as issues are identified, or as descriptions are made more accurate. The update history for this document is:

  • 2018 August: original release
  • 2020 July: update for TIC v8.1, which identified ~700 targets with new dispositions, and CTL v8.1
  • 2021 September: update for TIC v8.2

Major changes in TICv8 compared to TICv7

TICv8 contains major changes in computed quantities compared to TICv7 (cf. Stassun et al (2019)). It should be noted that the methods used to estimate a variety of stellar parameters are still under active development, and can be affected by poor catalog photometry when there is no acceptable alternative photometry for a given star.

The major changes in TIC v8 compared to TIC v7 are:

  1. The base catalog for TICv8 is the Gaia DR2 catalog. This differs from the previous versions of the TIC, which were based on 2MASS. 2MASS and Gaia DR2 objects were matched using the Gaia-provided 2MASS-to-Gaia look-up table (tmass_best_neighbour). All 2MASS objects retained their original TICv7 TIC ID. All Gaia objects not found in 2MASS, or earlier versions of the TIC, were given new TIC IDs.
  2. Stars identified in 2MASS as a single source, but identified in Gaia as multiple sources, are identified with the disposition = SPLIT (column 86). In this case, the 2MASS object remains in the TIC with the original TIC ID, and two or more new sources have been added to the TIC with new TIC IDs. In these cases, the new TIC objects will have the TIC ID of the original object in the duplicate_id column (column 87).
  3. In all cases, physical parameters have been calculated using the reported effective temperature (column 65), radius (column 71), and mass (column 73) in the TIC. This includes stars that may have measured physical parameters, such as log(g) (column 67), in spectroscopic catalogs matched to TICv8. The only stellar parameters that have been adopted directly from spectroscopic catalogs are effective temperatures (column 65) and metallicities (column 69), provided the error on the effective temperature (column 66) is less than 300 K.
  4. When multiple spectroscopic parameters exist for a single star, in a single catalog, these values have been combined using a weighted mean.
  5. The coordinates (columns 14,15, 25-28) and their uncertainties (columns 117-118) are provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements. Positional errors (columns 117-118) and proper motion errors (columns 18, 20) have been propagated. It should be noted that this leads to much larger errors than those in the nominal Gaia DR2 positions. Especially for Gaia DR2 stars, users should not try to propagate forward the TIC coordinates (columns 14, 15) using the proper motions (columns 17, 19) listed. Instead, users should use the original Gaia DR2 positions (columns 119, 120), proper motions (columns 14, 15), and corresponding errors for propagation (columns 121, 122). We provide RA and Dec, with errors, as given in the source catalog (Gaia DR2, 2MASS etc) in additional columns (119 - 122).
  6. Many stars in the TIC have stellar parameters provided, regardless of their inclusion in the CTL. However, stars have their masses (column 73) calculated only if they have radii (column 71) smaller than the line shown in figure 10 of Stassun et al. (2019). This was to avoid providing masses for stars that may be giants using an empirical relation valid only for dwarf stars. If a star is identified as a subgiant, the mass (column 71) and log(g) (column 67) should not be considered to be reliable; however, the luminosity (column 78) and effective temperature (column 65) for these stars are considered to be reliable.
  7. A number of additional columns have been provided for users on MAST; see columns 89-122 below.
  8. The Tmag (column 61) is now calculated using colors that have been corrected for reddening. Gaia colors are preferred if they are given and match the Gaia quality criteria (gaiaqflag = 1, column 112). As a result, some stars may have different Tmags compared to previous versions of the TIC.
  9. The cool dwarf list was updated in TICv8 to only include cool dwarfs with reliable parallaxes (< 20% error). Stars in the previous version of the cool dwarf catalog retain their TICv7 stellar parameters, but no longer have a priority calculated.
  10. The only stars from the specially curated cool dwarf list which are included in CTLv8.01 are those with T<16. This was done to limit the size of CTLv8.01 to less than 10 million stars. Future versions of the CTL may include fainter cool dwarf stars.

Updates to the TICv8 CTL

This section of the release notes highlights major changes to how stars are selected for the TICv8 CTL as new versions of the CTL are generated.

The current version of the CTLv8.01, and is the original CTL for TICv8.

  1. Stars are selected to be in the CTL if they meet the following requirements: Tmag < 13 (column 61), the Gaia quality flag is set to 1 (column 112), the star has a dwarf-like radius (the star’s radius is smaller than the line in figure 10 of the full documentation), and the star’s placement on the absolute Gmag (based on column 59) vs. gaiabp (column 108) - gaiarp (column 110) color-magnitude diagram suggests the star is not a white dwarf. Please see section 3.1 of the Stassun et al. (2019) for more details.
  2. There is no longer a specially curated ‘Bright Star’ list, since there is now a separate brighter star CTL. As a result, stars no longer have their priorities set to be 1 if their TESS magnitude is brighter than Tmag = 6  (column 61). Thus ‘Bright stars’ are no longer automatically added to the exoCTL.
  3. There is no longer a specially curated ‘Known-Planets’ list. The stellar parameters for such objects in existing catalogs were found to be too inhomogeneous to properly calculate a priority. Thus known planet hosts are no longer automatically added to the CTL.
  4. CTL stars with calculated masses and radii that result in an unphysical value of log(g) > 5 (column 67) have had their CTL priorities set to 0. This was done to avoid prioritizing stars that may have poorly measured effective temperatures (column 65), extinction values (column 82) , and/or parallaxes (column 22), but that still pass the quality assurance cuts. Stars in specially curated lists have been excluded from this criterion.
  5. Stars in the CTL have their priorities (column 88) multiplied by a factor of 0.1 if they are within 10 degrees of the Galactic plane (column 26). This was done to avoid prioritizing stars for two-minute cadence which may be affected by large amounts of extinction. This is a change from previous version of the TIC that de-boosted priorities if |b| < 15 degrees.
  6. The only stars from the specially curated cool dwarf list which are included in CTLv8.01 are those with T<16. This was done to limit the size of CTLv8.01 to be less than 10 million stars. Future versions of the CTL may include fainter cool dwarf stars.

Currently known quirks and issues with TICv8, versions 8.1 and 8.2

General Issues

There are a number of minor issues, and quirks, which have been identified by the TSWG. Users should read this section carefully before accepting TIC quantities at face value.

  1. Some stars may have reported stellar parameter errors that are larger than the parameter quantity. Users are cautioned against using these parameters in calculations for publications.
  2. Users are reminded that stars that have ecliptic latitudes between -6 and 6 degrees have their priorities set to zero. This “gap” in priority is meant to mimic the expected gap in camera coverage for the two year primary TESS mission.
  3. Some stars in the hot subdwarf list do not have errors for their stellar parameters. These were adopted ‘as-is’ for consistency.
  4. The disposition column identifies objects that are included in the TIC, but are likely spurious, or related to other TIC objects in a non-trivial, non-astrophysical way. Currently, this column is populated as a NULL, DUPLICATE (6), ARTIFACT (7), or SPLIT (8). See section on Updates, below. 
  5. Users should note the metallicity (column 69) has been adopted when available from a spectroscopic catalog, but it is not directly used in any calculation. This may result in physical parameters that are not strictly consistent with the reported metallicity.
  6. The listed RA (column 14) and Dec (column 15) are not measured positions, but positions which have been propagated to EPOCH J2000.0. Users should not try to propagate forward the TIC coordinates using the proper motions listed. Instead, users should use the original catalog position (column 119 & 120), proper motions (columns 17 & 19), and corresponding errors for propagation.
  7. If a star is identified as a subgiant, and a mass and log(g) are provided, users should not consider these parameters to be reliable, because the empirical relations designed to calculate the mass are valid for dwarf stars. However the luminosity and effective temperature should be accurate.
  8. Asymmetric errors are computed using a Monte Carlo method and are only provided for CTL stars which are not in a specially curated list. There are borderline cases where the peak of the property-distribution was too close to the validity-limit of the property-relation in order to compute reliable errors. These stars will have no or asymmetric errors for just some properties.
  9. Negative errors for some Bmag and Vmag uncertainties: there are 40354 stars with negative Vmag uncertainties and 4395461 stars with negative Bmag uncertainties.  The negative error values are all for stars from APASS DR9, and are magnitudes for which only one observation is used, and therefore are Poisson errors rather than standard deviation.  When constructing the TIC, these negative values were not caught and converted into positive values, and thus are recorded as negative values in TIC8.  Users should feel free to convert them to positive values and use them as a valid estimate of the uncertainty.
  10. Negative E(B-V) values: there are two different origins for negative uncertainties in the "eneg_EBV" and "epos_EBV" columns.  In the first case, if "EBVFlag" = 'schlegel' they are simple numerical and conversion errors between double and single precision values. These uncertainty values actually should be assumed to be 0.0. There are approximately 2.5 million stars in this group. If "EBVFlag" = 'panstarrs' the negative values originate from former CTL targets that got a negative value from the Monte Carlo method that was not restored properly. In these cases the value is assumed to be NULL, e.g., the negative value does not have any useful meaning. 

Updates to TIC 8 (v8.1 and v8.2)

TIC v8 was updated twice (2020 April (v8.1) and 2021 July (v8.2)) to identify objects that are included in the TIC, but are actually spurious objects or related to other TIC stars in a non-trivial, non-astrophysical way.  The general categories for these objects are “split”, “join”, and “artifact”, which are described below. Changes to the affected objects are reflected in the “disposition” (column 86) and/or “duplicate ID” (column 87) fields of their TIC entries.

The TIC 8.1 release changed the dispositions of ~700 stars that were targets in TESS Year 1 observations.  The TIC 8.2 release was generated from a systematic analysis of TIC 8.1.  The search for artifacts around target stars was limited to stars brighter than Tmag = 13. The search for duplicates and splits was not limited by magnitude, but by the origin of target stars: only 2MASS stars unmatched to Gaia DR2 were searched for duplicates and splits. In total about 34 million stars were updated.

The description below is an overview of the updates for TIC 8.2.  For a complete discussion of the TIC 8.1 and 8.2 updates, please refer to Paegert et al. (2021) (https://arxiv.org/pdf/2108.04778.pdf):  Section 3.1.1 deals with artifacts, Section 3.1.2 covers joins, and Section 3.1.3 describes splits.

SPLIT stars

In the case of a SPLIT, a star originating from TIC7 is actually an unresolved double- or multiple-star in 2MASS and has at least two entries in Gaia DR2 that did not get matched up properly in TIC8.  In this case, the TIC 7 star is not a real star, and thus all magnitudes (Tmag, Vmag, J, H, K, etc.) and stellar properties (Teff, radius, mass, etc.) of the TIC 7 star are most likely corrupted  in TIC 8 and should NOT be used. TIC 8.2 fixes the problem by copying the coordinates, TESS magnitude, and stellar characteristics of the brightest Gaia star over to the TIC ID of the corrupted star and then setting the disposition of the brightest Gaia star to DUPLICATE to indicate that it not real and should be ignored. (It is important to note that observed magnitudes, such as the 2MASS JHK, are not corrected and care should be taken before using them in any calculations). The disposition field of the corrected star is set to SPLIT, and the duplicate ID field of the brightest Gaia star is set to the TIC ID of the corrected star.  The duplicate ID field of any other stars resolved by Gaia DR2 and associated with the corrected star is set to the TIC ID of the corrected star:  the stellar parameters of these stars are valid, as they come from Gaia DR2, and remain unchanged. 

The impact on photometry of stars misidentified in TIC 7 depends on the fluxes of the Gaia DR2 stars into which it was resolved, as well as the fluxes of nearby stars.

JOINs

Joins are stars originating from TIC 7 that did not get matched up with a Gaia DR2 star in TIC 8, meaning there are two entries in the TIC referring to the same star.  In these cases, one of the stars is given the disposition DUPLICATE to indicate that it is not a real star, and the duplicate ID field is set to the TIC ID of the other star.  To preserve backward-compatibility, the ID of the TIC 7 star is preserved (i.e. its disposition is unchanged from NULL) and the Gaia star is given the disposition DUPLICATE.  The stellar parameters of the TIC 7 star are updated using the improved, Gaia-derived values, unless it is a star from a specially curated list, in which case the parameters are taken from those curated lists.

ARTIFACTs

Artifacts are generally spurious “stars” found by extracting sources from the original catalog source images and are often the result of diffraction spikes near bright stars, or other instrumental artifacts mistakenly interpreted as stars. The 2MASS entries of TIC 8 were searched for such spurious images.  The disposition of TIC entries that have been identified as ARTIFACTs is set to ARTIFACT, indicating that the entry is not a real star.

TIC v8.2 Column Schema - Executive Summary

Column Number

Column Name

Data Type

Description

Units

1

ID

long

TESS Input Catalog identifier


2

Version

string

Version Identifier for this entry

yyyymmdd

3

HIP

long

Hipparcos Identifier


4

TYC

string

Tycho2 Identifier


5

UCAC

string

UCAC4 Identifier


6

TWOMASS

string

2MASS Identifier


7

SDSS

string

SDSS DR9 Identifier


8

ALLWISE

string

ALLWISE Identifier


9

GAIA

string

GAIA Identifier


10

APASS

string

APASS Identifier


11

KIC

long

KIC Identifier


12

Objtype

string

Object Type


13

Typesrc

string

Source of the object


14

RA

double

Right Ascension epoch 2000

deg

15

Dec

double

Declination epoch 2000

deg

16

Posflag

string

Source of the position


17

pmRA

double

Proper Motion in Right Ascension

mas/yr

18

e_pmRA

double

Uncertainty in PM Right Ascension

mas/yr

19

pmDec

double

Proper Motion in Declination

mas/yr

20

e_pmDec

double

Uncertainty in PM Declination

mas/yr

21

PMFlag

string

Source of the Proper Motion


22

plx

double

Parallax

mas

23

e_plx

double

Error in the parallax

mas

24

PARFlag

string

Source of the parallax


25

GalLong

double

Galactic Longitude

deg

26

GalLat

double

Galactic Latitude

deg

27

EcLong

double

Ecliptic Longitude

deg

28

EcLat

double

Ecliptic Latitude

deg

29

Bmag

float

Johnson B

mag

30

e_Bmag

float

Uncertainty in Johnson B

mag

31

Vmag

float

Johnson V

mag

32

e_Vmag

float

Uncertainty in Johnson V

mag

33

umag

float

Sloan u

mag

34

e_umag

float

Uncertainty in Sloan u

mag

35

gmag

float

Sloan g

mag

36

e_gmag

float

Uncertainty in Sloan g

mag

37

rmag

float

Sloan r

mag

38

e_rmag

float

Uncertainty in Sloan r

mag

39

imag

float

Sloan I

mag

40

e_imag

float

Uncertainty in Sloan I

mag

41

zmag

float

Sloan z

mag

42

e_zmag

float

Uncertainty in Sloan z

mag

43

Jmag

float

2MASS J

mag

44

e_Jmag

float

Uncertainty in 2MASS J

mag

45

Hmag

float

2MASS H

mag

46

e_Hmag

float

Uncertainty in 2MASS H

mag

47

Kmag

float

2MASS K

mag

48

e_Kmag

float

Uncertainty in 2MASS K

mag

49

TWOMflag

string

Quality Flags for 2MASS


50

prox

float

Distance to 2MASS nearest neighbor

arcsec

51

W1Mag

float

WISE W1

mag

52

e_W1Mag

float

Uncertainty in WISE W1

mag

53

W2Mag

float

WISE W2

mag

54

e_W2Mag

float

Uncertainty in WISE W2

mag

55

W3Mag

float

WISE W3

mag

56

e_W3Mag

float

Uncertainty in WISE W3

mag

57

W4mag

float

WISE W4

mag

58

e_W4Mag

float

Uncertainty in WISE W4

mag

59

Gmag

float

GAIA G Mag

mag

60

e_Gmag

float

Uncertainty in GAIA G

mag

61

Tmag

float

TESS Magnitude

mag

62

e_Tmag

float

Uncertainty in TESS Magnitude

mag

63

TESSFlag

string

TESS Magnitude Flag


64

SPFlag

string

Stellar Properties Flag


65

Teff

float

Effective Temperature

K

66

e_Teff

float

Uncertainty in Effective Temperature

K

67

logg

float

log of the Surface Gravity

cgs

68

e_logg

float

Uncertainty in Surface Gravity

cgs

69

M/H

float

Metallicity

dex

70

e_M/H

float

Uncertainty in the Metallicity

dex

71

Rad

float

Radius

solar

72

e_Rad

float

Uncertainty in the Radius

solar

73

Mass

float

Mass

solar

74

e_Mass

float

Uncertainty in the Mass

solar

75

rho

float

Stellar Density

solar

76

e_rho

float

Uncertainty in the Stellar Density

solar

77

LumClass

string

Luminosity Class


78

Lum

float

Stellar Luminosity

solar

79

e_Lum

float

Uncertainty in Luminosity

solar

80

d

float

Distance

pc

81

e_d

float

Uncertainty in the distance

pc

82

e(b-v)

float

Applied Color Excess

mag

83

e_e(b-v)

float

Uncertainty in Applied Color Excess

mag

84

numcont

long

Number of Contamination Sources


85

contratio

float

Contamination Ratio


86

disposition

string

Disposition type


87

dup_id

long

Points to the duplicate object TIC ID


88

priority

double

CTL priority


89

eneg_EBV

float

Negative error for EBV

mag

90

epos_EBV

float

Positive error for EBV

mag

91

EBVFlag

string

Source of EBV


92

eneg_Mass

float

Negative error for Mass

solar

93

epos_Mass

float

Positive error for Mass

solar

94

eneg_Rad

float

Negative error for Radius

solar

95

epos_Rad

float

Positive error for Radius

solar

96

eneg_rho

float

Negative error for Density

solar

97

epos_rho

float

Positive error for Density

solar

98

eneg_logg

float

Negative error for Surface Gravity

cgs

99

epos_logg

float

Positive error for Surface Gravity

cgs

100

eneg_lum

float

Negative error for Luminosity

solar

101

epos_lum

float

Positive error for Luminosity

solar

102

eneg_dist

float

Negative Error for Distance

pc

103

epos_dist

float

Positive Error for Distance

pc

104

distFlag

string

Source of distance


105

eneg_Teff

float

Negative error for effective temperature

K

106

epos_Teff

float

Positive error for effective temperature

K

107

TeffFlag

string

Source of effective Temperature


108

gaiabp

float

Gaia Bp magnitude

mag

109

e_gaiabp

float

Error in Gaia Bp magnitude

mag

110

gaiarp

float

Gaia Rp magnitude

mag

111

e_gaiarp

float

Error in Gaia Rp magnitude

mag

112

gaiaqflag

int

Quality of Gaia information


113

starchareFlag

float

Error of asymmetric errors


114

VmagFlag

float

Source of V magnitude


115

BmagFlag

float

Source of B magnitude


116

splists

string

Identifies if star is in a specially curated list.


117

e_RA

double

Error in RA

mas

118

e_Dec

double

Error in Dec

mas

119

RA_orig

double

RA from original catalog

deg

120

Dec_orig

double

Dec from original catalog

deg

121

e_RA_orig

double

Ra error as given in original catalog

mas

122

e_Dec_orig

double

Dec error as given in original catalog

mas

123

raddflag

int

1 - dwarf by radius, 0 - giant by radius


124

wdflag

int

1 - star in Gaia's photometric ”White Dwarf region”


Detailed descriptions, and notes, of individual TICv8 columns

No.      Name             Notes

1          TICID              A unique identifier for every object in the TIC. The ID is unique and permanent. If an object is removed from the TIC in later versions, a new object will never inherit an old ID.

2          Version          This column denotes the date, in YYYYMMDD format, in which the TIC was finalized and prepared for delivery. For TICv8 this is 20190410.

3          HIP                  The matched Hipparcos identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

4         TYC                  The matched Tycho identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

5          UCAC             The matched UCAC-4 identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

6          TWOMASS   The matched 2MASS identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

7          SDSS               The values given are the 64-bit "objID" values, not the IAU-format "SDSS J" identifiers. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

8 ALLWISE The matched ALLWISE identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

9 GAIA The matched Gaia DR2 identifier has been updated in TICv8. Gaia IDs in TICv8 are included for stars that are found in the Gaia-provided Gaia-2MASS look-up table. These identifiers have been updated by the Gaia team from DR1 to DR2, and may not be consistent between TICv7 and TICv8.

10 APASS            The matched APASS identifier. APASS stars do not have identifiers, only coordinates. The primary key of an internal TIC version of the APASS database table as a proxy identifier. This match has not been updated in TICv8.

11 KIC The matched Kepler Input Catalog (KIC) identifier.  This match has not been updated in TICv8.

12 Objtype This column identifies the astronomical type for a given TIC object. An object in the TIC is either a STAR (1), or an EXTENDED (2) object.

13 Typesrc This column is a flag which denotes the source of the object in the TIC. These flags are briefly defined below, and users are directed to the appendix of the full documentation for a more comprehensive description of each source.

gaia2 - stellar source from Gaia DR2

hip  - stellar source is hipparcos

cooldwarfs -  stellar source is the cool dwarf list

2mass -  stellar source is 2MASS

lepine -  Lepine (2011,AJ, 142, 138) All-sky Catalog of Bright M Dwarfs

tmgaia  - stellar source from Gaia DR1 with unique 2MASS match  

tmgaia2  - stellar source from Gaia DR2 with unique 2MASS match  

tmmgaia - stellar source from Gaia without unique 2MASS match    

hotsubdwarf  - stellar source is the hot subdwarf list

gicycle1 -  stellar source is the GI cycle 1 program

gistars8 - stellar source is the GI cycle 2 program

Astroseis - point source from the asteroseismology group

14 RA The right ascension of the object in degrees. The right ascension is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements. Users are requested to use the original catalog right ascension (column 119) when propagating positions forward.

15 Dec The declination of the object in degrees. The declination is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements. Users are requested to use the original catalog declination (column 120) when propagating positions forward.

16        Posflag    This column is a flag which denotes the source of a given TIC object’s position. These flags are briefly defined below, and users are directed to the appendix of the full documentation for a more comprehensive description of each source.

gaia2 - stellar source from Gaia DR2

hip  - stellar source is Hipparcos

cooldwarfs -  stellar source is the cool dwarf list

2mass -  stellar source is 2MASS

lepine -  Lepine (2011, AJ, 142, 138) All-sky Catalog of Bright M Dwarfs

tmgaia  - stellar source from Gaia DR1 with unique 2MASS match  

tmgaia2  - stellar source from Gaia DR2 with unique 2MASS match  

tmmgaia - stellar source from Gaia without unique 2MASS match    

hotsubdwarf  - stellar source is the hot subdwarf list

gicycle1 -  stellar source is the GI cycle 1 program

Astroseis - point source from the asteroseismology group

2MASSEXT -  extended source from 2MASS extended source catalog

17 pmRA The right ascension proper motions in mas/yr. The vast majority of the stars in TICv8 have their proper motions adopted from Gaia DR2, however, stars which were not identified in Gaia DR2 have their proper motions provided in the TICv7 order of preference described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

18 pmRA_e The right ascension proper motion errors in mas/yr. The vast majority of stars in TICv8 have their proper motion errors adopted from Gaia DR2, however, stars which were not identified in Gaia DR2 have their errors adopted from additional catalogs following the order of preference used for TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

19 pmDec The declination proper motion in mas/yr. This columns follows similar rules described in the description for Column 17.

20 pmDec_e The declination proper motion error in mas/yr. This columns follows similar rules described in the description for Column 18.

21 PMFlag This columns is the flag which provides the source of the proper motion. The flags are provided below with a brief description. The vast majority of stars in TICv8 have their proper motion adopted from Gaia DR2, however, stars which were not identified in Gaia DR2 have their proper motions adopted from additional catalogs following the order of preference used for TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

gaia2 - proper motion from Gaia DR2

tgas  - proper motion from Tycho2-Gaia Astrometric Solution

sblink -  proper motion from SuperBlink

tycho2 -  proper motion from Tycho 2

hip -  proper motion from Hipparcos

ucac5  - proper motion from UCAC5  

ucac4 - proper motion from UCAC4

hsoy - proper motion from Hot Stuff for One Year    

22 plx The parallax values in mas. The vast majority of stars have parallaxes provided by Gaia DR2. Please note, in some cases, these parallaxes may be unphysical (negative), but they are reported identical to what is provided in Gaia DR2. In cases where a star does not have a parallax in Gaia DR2, the parallaxes were adopted following the order of preference  used in TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

23 e_plx The error in the parallax in mas. The vast majority of stars have parallax errors provided by Gaia DR2. In cases, where a star does not have a parallax in Gaia DR2, the parallaxes were adopted following the order of preference used in TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

24 PARFlag This column is a flag which denotes the source of the parallax. The flags are provided below with a brief description. The vast majority of stars have parallaxes provided by Gaia DR2. In cases where a star does not have a parallax in Gaia DR2, the parallaxes were adopted following the order of preference used in TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

gaia2 - parallax from Gaia DR2

tgas - parallax from the Tycho-Gaia Astrometric Solution

hip - parallax from hipparcos.

25 GalLong The Galactic longitude of the object in degrees. This position is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements.

26 GalLat The Galactic latitude of the object in degrees. This position is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements.

27 EcLong The ecliptic longitude of the object in degrees. This position is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements.

28 EcLat The ecliptic latitude of the object in degrees. This position is provided in epoch 2000 due to mission requirements.

29 Bmag The Johnson B magnitude. When an observed optical B magnitude is not provided, a B magnitude is calculated following the relations implemented for TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

30 e_Bmag The error in the Johnson B magnitude.

31 Vmag The Johnson V magnitude. Observed V magnitudes are preferred when they are converted from Tycho Vt, Hipparcos or UCAC. Otherwise, a Johnson V magnitude is calculated from the Gaia colors (G, Bp, Rp) for stars that do not have a reliable observed Johnson V magnitude. If a star does not have a reliable Gaia color, the V magnitude is calculated following the relations implemented for TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102).

32 e_Vmag The error in the Johnson V magnitude.

33 umag The u magnitude adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

34 e_umag The u magnitude error adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

35 gmag The g magnitude adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

36 e_gmag The g magnitude error adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

37 rmag The r magnitude adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

38 e_rmag The r magnitude error adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

39 imag The i magnitude adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

40 e_imag The i magnitude error adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

41 zmag The z magnitude adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

42 e_zmag The z magnitude error adopted from SDSS adopted when available.

43 Jmag The J magnitude adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

44 e_Jmag The J magnitude error adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

45 Hmag The H magnitude adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

46 e_Hmag The H magnitude error adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

47 Kmag The K magnitude adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

48 e_Kmag The K magnitude error adopted from 2MASS adopted when available.

49 TWOMflag The quality flags from 2MASS are provided in a similar format to the EPIC catalog: ph_qual-rd_flag-bl_flg-cc_flg-gal_contam-mp_flag.

50 prox The distance in arcseconds to the 2MASS nearest neighbor.

51 W1Mag The W1 magnitude adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

52 e_W1Mmag The W1 magnitude error adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

53 W2Mag The W2 magnitude adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

54 e_W2Mmag The W2 magnitude error adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

55 W3Mag The W3 magnitude adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

56 e_W3Mmag The W3 magnitude error adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

57 W4Mag The W4 magnitude adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

58 e_W4Mmag The W4 magnitude error adopted from ALLWISE adopted when available.

57 Gmag The G magnitude adopted from Gaia DR2 adopted when available.

58 e_Gmag The G magnitude error adopted from Gaia DR2 adopted when available.

61 Tmag The TESS magnitude for the object, this column is never NULL. The Tmag values are typically based on relations that depend on Gaia Bp and Rp magnitudes (see section 3.2.1 in the full documentation for the relation). TESS magnitudes for objects without appropriate Gaia Bp or Rp magnitude had their TESS magnitudes calculated using relations implemented for TICv7 described in Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102). Stars which were in the specially curated hot subdwarfs, and cool dwarfs lists had their TESS magnitudes directly adopted.

62 e_Tmag The error in the TESS magnitude.

63 TESSflag These flags denote which relation, or catalog, provides the TIC TESS magnitude. Full descriptions can be found in Section 2.3.1 of thefull documentation:

Flags described in TICv8 documentation

goffs - magnitude from offset from Gaia

gpbr - magnitude from cooldwarfs

gbprp - magnitude calculated from observed Gaia Bp-Rp

rered - magnitude calculated after de-reddening Gaia Bp-Rp and re-reddening the result

hotsd - magnitude from the hot subdwarf list

cdwrf - magnitude from cool dwarf list (Muirhead et al 2018)

Flags described in TICv7 documentation

gaiav - magnitude calculated from G and V (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

gaiaj - magnitude calculated from G and 2MASS J (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

gaiah - magnitude calculated from Gaia and 2MASS H (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

gaiak - magnitude calculated from G and 2MASS Ks (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

voffset - magnitude calculated from V and offset (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

gaiaoffset - magnitude calculated from G and an offset (see Stassun et al. 2018, AJ, 156, 102))

joffset - magnitude calculated from 2MASS J offset (+0.5 for J-Ks < -0.1) (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

joffset2 - magnitude calculated from 2MASS J and an offset (+1.75 for J-Ks > 1) (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

hoffset - magnitude calculated from 2MASS H offset (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

koffset - magnitude calculated from 2MASS Ks and offset (see Stassun et (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

vjh - magnitude calculated from V and 2MASS J-H (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

jhk - magnitude calculated from 2MASS J-Ks (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

vjk - magnitude calculated from V and 2MASS J-Ks (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

jh - magnitude calculated from 2MASS J-H (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

tmvk - magnitude calculated from V and 2MASS Ks (same as vk) (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

bpjk - magnitude calculated from photographic B and 2MASS J-Ks (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102))

from_apass_i - magnitude from cool dwarf list (Muirhead et al 2018)

from_sdss_ik - magnitude from cool dwarf list (Muirhead et al 2018)

wmean_vk_jhk - magnitude from cool dwarf list (Muirhead et al 2018)

64 SPFlag These flags denote the origin of stellar parameters:

cdwrf - mass and radius adopted from the Cool Dwarf list

hotsd - mass and radius adopted from the Hot Subdwarf list

gaia2 - mass and radius computed using Gaia DR2 parameters

tic7 - mass and radius directly copied from TICv7

65 Teff The effective temperature of the object in K. The effective temperatures come from one of four sources, in the following order of preference: (1) the Cool Dwarf list or the Hot Subdwarf list; (2) spectroscopic catalogs (see Column 64); (3) dereddended Bp-Rp color (column 108, 110); and (4) non-dereddened Bp-Rp color (column 108, 110).  

66 e_Teff The error in the effective temperature of the object in K. The error provided for the effective temperature is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 105 and 106). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 65. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is untrustworthy.

67 Logg The surface gravity of the object in cgs. The surface gravity is calculated using the nominal formula: log10(G*M * Msun/(R * Rsun)^2). Where Msun is the mass of the Sun, G is the gravitational constant, Rsun is the Radius of the Sun, M is the mass of the star (column 73), and R is the radius of the star (column 71). Some stars may have unphysical log(g) values for their estimated temperature, such as log(g) > 5, but these log(g) values should be internally consistent with the provided mass and radii of each star. The surface gravities provided are not the values reported by spectroscopic catalogs; they are always calculated from the reported masses and radii of a given object.

68 e_logg The error in the surface gravity in cgs units.The error provided for the surface gravity is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 98 and 99). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 67. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

79 M/H The metallicity of the object in dex. The metallicity is only provided if it was reported in a spectroscopic catalog matched to TICv8, using the order preference described in section 2.1.1 of the full documentation. If a catalog provided more than one measurement of the metallicity for the a single object, the metallicities were combined using a weighted-mean. These metallicities were not used in any calculation, are only provided for convenience, and may conflict with reported masses and radii -- especially for very metal rich or very metal poor stars. Users are cautioned against using the reported metallicities with the calculated TICv8 stellar parameters, without additional vetting.

70 e_M/H The error in the metallicity of an object in dex. For stars with spectroscopic metallicity from a single observation, theerror was copied from the relevant catalog. The SPOCS and GALAH catalogs do not provide uncertainties for metallicities; 0.10 and 0.05 dex were assigned, respectively, based on the reported statistical error from these catalogs.

71 Rad The stellar radius in solar units. The vast majority of stellar radii in TICv8 were estimated using three techniques, in the following order of preference: (1) radii provided by the specially curated Cool Dwarf list; (2) radii provided in the Hot Subdwarf list; or (3) using the Gaia distance, bolometric corrections, G magnitude, and a preferred temperature. (4) Some stars had their properties either imported directly from TICv7, or calculated using TICv7 relationships, if their Gaia parameters were deemed unreliable enough to determine stellar characteristics (gaiaqflag = 0; column 112). Users are directed to Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102) for a detailed description of the relations used to estimate these radii.

72 e_Rad The error in the radius in solar units. The error provided for the radius is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 95 and 96). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 71. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

73 Mass The stellar mass in solar units. The stellar masses were estimated using three techniques: (1) masses provided in the specially curated cool dwarf list; (2) masses provided in the specially curated hot subdwarf list; or (3) using a unified relation based on measured masses for eclipsing binaries as well as simulations using Galactic structure models (see section 2.2.5 in the full documentation for details).

74 e_Mass The error in the mass in solar units. The error provided for the mass is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 92 and 93). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 73. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

75 Rho The density of the object in solar units. The density is calculated using the formula M/R^3, where M is the mass of the star (column 73) and R is the radius of the star (column 71).

76 Rho_e The error in the density in solar units. The error provided for the density is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 96 and 97). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 75. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

77 LumClass This flag denotes the luminosity class of the star. These flags are defined as follows:

dwarf - the star has a radius smaller than the line in Figure 10 of the full documentation

giant - the star has a radius larger than the line in Figure 10 of the full documentation

rpmjdwarf - the star has unreliable Gaia information, but the reduced proper motion calculated in TICv7 identifies the star as a dwarf.

rpmjgiant - the star has unreliable Gaia information, but the reduced proper motion calculated in TICv7 identifies the star as a giant.

Stars with the flags of rpmjdwarf and rpmjgiant are assumed to be a dwarf, or giant stars based on their reduced proper motion in coordination with their 2MASS J magnitude (see Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102)). Users should be aware the rpmjdwarf flag effectively means that the star is either a dwarf or a subgiant, based on reduced proper motion cuts.

78 Lum The luminosity of the object in solar units. The luminosity is calculated using the following formula and defined in solar units: R^2*(Teff/5772)^4, where R is the radius of the star (column 73) and Teff is the effective temperature (column 65).

79 Lum_e The error in the luminosity in solar units. The error provided for the luminosity is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 100 and 101). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 78. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

80 d The distance to the object in pc. These distances have been adopted from Bailer-Jones et al. (2018), when available. While some parallax measurements may be negative, the Bailer-Jones distance estimator is always positive.

81 e_d The error in the distance to the object in pc. The error in the distance is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 102 and 103). It is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 80. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

82 e(b-v) The applied color excess for the object in mag. Wherever possible we de-reddened adopted used E(B-V) from the Pan-STARRS dust map and the Schlegel et al. (1998) map where either the star is outside the Pan-STARRS footprint. The extinction value for stars with distances less than 100 pc has been set to 0. We applied a correction factor of 0.884 for the conversion from Schlegel 1998 to Schlafly & Finkbeiner 2011. Values based on Schlegel have been corrected for the distance, values based on Pan-STARRS depend intrinsically on distance. Column 91 indicates which of the dustmaps would be used for dereddening. Please note that dereddening corrections are only applied if the Gaia quality flag is 1.

83 e_e(b-v) The error in the color excess for the object in mag. The error in the color excess is a symmetrized error, calculated by arithmetic mean of the asymmetric errors (columns 89 and 90). t is possible these errors may be larger than the value reported in column 82. Users are cautioned this means the reported value is of untrustworthy.

84 numcont The number of contaminants found within 10” of the star, used in the calculation of the contamination ratio.

85 contratio The contamination ratio is defined as the nominal flux from the contaminants divided by the flux from the source. Flux contamination is calculated for all stars in the CTL, and the procedure for TICv8 is identical to the procedure for TICv7. See section 3.3.3 of Stassun et al. (2018, AJ, 156, 102) for a complete description of the contamination ratio calculation.

86 disposition This column identifies objects that are included in the TIC, but are likely spurious, or related to other TIC objects in a non-trivial, non-astrophysical way. Currently, this column is populated as a NULL, DUPLICATE (6), ARTIFACT (7), or SPLIT (8). When a single star in a previous TIC is found to be two or more actual sources due to the enhanced resolution of Gaia DR-2, the original TICID gets the disposition SPLIT. New TICIDs are assigned to the objects and the original TICID is in column DUP_ID (column 87). The original star “SPLIT” star will have NULL in the dup_id. The DUPLICATE flag means the star is listed twice (or more) in the TIC due to prior cross-matching difficulties. In this case, DUP_ID contains the TICID of the real star.

87 dup_id This column points to the TIC ID of the ‘other’ object in a DUPLICATE, or SPLIT set of stars.

88 priority Priority of target for observation. This is a floating-point value ranging from 0 to 1, where 1 is highest priority. The priority is based on the relative ability of TESS to detect small planetary transits, and is calculated using the radius of the star, the contamination ratio, and the total expected photometric precision. Stars are given a boost factor to their priority that scales with a probabilistic model of the expected number of sectors any given star could fall in. Typically, the closer the star is to the Ecliptic North or South pole, the larger the boost factor. Stars close to the Galactic Plane (|b|<10 degrees) have been de-boosted by a factor of 0.1 since we generally have a poor understanding of their true reddening, unless they are in the specially curated cool dwarf list (see Muirhead et al. 2018) or hot subdwarf list.

The formula is defined for CTLv8.01 is: sqrt(Ns)/(R^1.5*sigma)

where Ns is the expected number of TESS sectors to observe the star; R is the radius of the star (column 71), and sigma is the expected photometric precision of the star based on the TESS magnitude (column 61) using the formulation from Pepper et al. 2018 (in prep). The priority is normalized by the priority for a star with R = 0.1 solar, Ns = 12.654 sectors, no contamination and sigma = 61.75 ppm.

Some stars will have distinct priorities:

Stars with log(g) values that are greater than 5 have had their priorities set to 0 to avoid biases from poor quality effective temperature, extinction, or parallax measurements. Stars in the specially curated lists are excluded from this scenario.

Stars with ecliptic latitudes (column 28) less than ~6 degrees in absolute value are not expected to be observed as part of the main mission due to a gap in camera coverage between the Southern and Northern observations. Therefore, their Ns values are 0 and thus the priority is 0.

89 eneg_EBV The lower asymmetric error on the color excess. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

90 epos_EBV The upper asymmetric error on the color excess. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

91 EBVFlag This flag denotes the source of the adopted extinction:

0 - A color excess applied of 0 (star is closer than 100 pc)

1 - Reddening applied from Schlegel dust maps

2 - Reddening applied from Pan-STARRS dust maps

92 eneg_Mass The lower asymmetric error for the mass in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

93 epos_Mass The upper asymmetric error for the mass in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

94 eneg_Rad The lower asymmetric error for the radius in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

95 epos_Rad The upper asymmetric error for the radius in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

96 eneg_rho The lower asymmetric error for the density in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

97 epos_rho The upper asymmetric error for the density in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

98 eneg_logg The lower asymmetric error for the surface gravity in cgs units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

99 epos_logg The upper asymmetric error for the surface gravity in cgs units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

100 eneg_lum The lower asymmetric error for the luminosity in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

101 epos_lum The upper asymmetric error for the luminosity in solar units. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

102 eneg_dist The lower asymmetric error for the distance in pc. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

103 epos_dist The upper asymmetric error for the distance in pc. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

104 distFlag This column displays the source of the distance. The flag descriptions are provided below with a brief explanation.

105 eneg_Teff The lower asymmetric error for the effective temperature in K. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

106 epos_Teff The upper asymmetric error for the effective temperature in K. The asymmetric errors are calculated using a Monte-Carlo procedure for stars in CTLv8.01 (see section 3.2.2 of the full documentation).

107 TeffFlag The source of the effective temperature. The flag descriptions are provided below with a brief explanation.

cdwrf - temperature from the cool dwarf specially curated list

hotsd - temperature from the hot subdwarf specially curated list

gaia2 - temperature from Gaia Bp - Gaia Rp color

spect - temperature from a spectroscopic catalog

tic7 - temperature imported from TICv7

108 gaiabp The Gaia Bp magnitude, adopted when available.

109 e_gaiabp The error in the Gaia Bp magnitude, adopted where available.

110 gaiarp The Gaia Rp magnitude, adopted when available.

111 e_gaiarp The error in the Gaia Rp magnitude, adopted when available.

112 gaiaqflag Boolean flag that denotes the quality of the Gaia parallax and magnitude information:

-1 - insufficient information

0 - star fails astrometric or photometric quality check

1 - star passes both checks

113 starchareFlag unused

114 VmagFlag The source of the V magnitude. The source flags are defined below:

ucac4 - V magnitude calculated from ucac4 magnitude

tycho2v3- V magnitude calculated from Tycho2 Vt

tycho2v - V magnitude calculated from Tycho2 Vt

tycho - V magnitude calculated from Tycho 2 Vt

gaia2 - V magnitude from Gaia Bp - Gaia Rp color

None - should be NULL

apassdr9 - V magnitude adopted from APASS DR-9

apass - V magnitude adopted from APASS DR-7

sblink - V magnitude adopted from Super Blink

mermil - V magnitude adopted from the Mermilliod catalog

cdwarf - V magnitude adopted from the cool dwarf catalog (v6)

cdwrf - V magnitude adopted from the cool dwarf catalog (v7)

sirful - V magnitude adopted from the Sirful catalog

hipvmag - V magnitude calculated from Hipparcos

gaiak - V magnitude calculated from Gaia DR-1 G and 2MASS Ks

115 BmagFlag The source of the B magnitude. The source flags are defined below:

tycho2b3- B magnitude calculated from Tycho2 Bt

tycho2b - B magnitude calculated from Tycho2 Bt

tycho - B magnitude calculated from Tycho 2 Bt

None - should be null

apassdr9 - B magnitude adopted from APASS DR-9

bpbj - B magnitude calculated from 2MASS photometric B

mermil - B magnitude adopted from the Mermilliod catalog

116 splists Identifies whether the star is in a special list. The flags are provided below with a brief description.

Cooldwarfs_v8 - cool dwarf star version TICv8

Hotsubdwarfs_v8 - hot subdwarf star version TICv8

117 e_RA The error in the right ascension in milliarcseconds.

118 e_Dec The error in the declination in milliarcseconds.

119 RA_orig The right ascension in degrees, as provided in the source catalog of the position.

120 Dec_orig The declination in degrees, as provided in the source catalog of the position.

121 e_RA_orig The error in the right ascension in milliarcseconds, as provided in the source catalog of the position.

122 e_Dec_org The error in the declination in milliarcseconds, as provided in the source catalog of the position.

123 raddflag Boolean flag that denotes if the star is a dwarf by its radius:

-1 - insufficient information

0 - star is not a dwarf

1 - star is a dwarf

124 wdflag Boolean flag that denotes if the star is in Gaias photometric “White Dwarf Region” on the HRD:

-1 - insufficient information

0 - star is not in the White Dwarf region

1 - star is in the White Dwarf region

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