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RAVE status report Matthias Steinmetz (AIP). 2 11 June 2009 2009 RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection  325k spectra for 280k stars (Jan.

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1 RAVE status report Matthias Steinmetz (AIP)

2 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 3 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Data collection

4 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 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

6 6 11 June RAVE collaboration meeting - Padova Auxiliary catalogues  Proper Motions (Roeser)  Distances (Breddels)  Individual Abundances (Boeche)  Calibration stars  Stellar rotation velocities  …

7 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 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 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 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 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 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.


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