Presentation on theme: "RAVE status report Matthias Steinmetz (AIP). 2 11 June 2009 2009 RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection 325k spectra for 280k stars (Jan."— Presentation transcript:
RAVE status report Matthias Steinmetz (AIP)
2 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection 325k spectra for 280k stars (Jan 09) (see Fred‘s talk) Data reduction up to date (March 09) (see Mary‘s talk)
3 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection
4 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection Year nights sched. nights lost nights used spectra sp/night avail. fib. sp/n/fib wea. sys. RAV E , , , ,
5 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data quality DR3 close to be ready for publication Continues need to better understand data quality Calibration observations Reduction of scatter Understanding (and correcting) systematics Comparison between RAVE and SDSS
7 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova RAVE photometry So far mainly IR: DENIS and 2MASS Already the 1st scan of skymapper will provide multiband photometry in the optical for all RAVE stars Can we prepare this with SDSS photometry in the survey overlap regions?
8 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova RAVE science A number of science papers appeared One from outside of the collaboration Only a few on key science areas of RAVE
9 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Status of AAO AAO contract (UK/Australia) ends on 30 June 2010 – currently the formal end of RAVE MoU Positive funding decision for AAO by Australian Government Revised MoU required. First draft to be discussed in September Terms similar to existing MoU More specific on performance goals RAVE intent: continue operation toward 1M spectra (mid 2012?)
10 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Status of UKST hardware 6 weeks loss of operation in 2007 owing to asbestos removal Poor availability of fibres for (average ~100 fibres), in particular in 2008 Fibre quality deteriorating FP2 now beyond repair Successful FP3 commissioning in Mar 09 FP1 refurbished to 100 fibres FP2 under remodelling, new fibre bundle FP1 remodelling after FP2 rework is completed 3 fully equipped FP by 2010
11 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova RAVE finances Currently RAVE operation is secured to mid 2010 We would need about 600k€ to continue until mid 2012 Model: 50% from collab, 50% new partners Discussion with potential new partners Basic model: access for 1 faculty + 1 postdoc + grad students = entrance fee of 100k€ Martin Asplund Tim Beers ANU We need some cash!!!
12 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova RAVE acknowledgement Funding for RAVE has been provided by: the Anglo- Australian Observatory; the Astrophysical Institute Potsdam; the Australian National University; the Australian Research Council; the French National Research Agency; the German Research foundation; the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica at Padova; the Johns Hopkins University; the W.M. Keck foundation; the Macquarie University; the Netherlands Research School for Astronomy; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the Slovenian Research Agency; the Swiss National Science Foundation; the Science & Technology Facilities Council of the UK; Opticon; Strasbourg Observatory; and the Universities of Groningen, Heidelberg and Sydney.