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Gaia Data Release 2: Summary of the contents and survey properties

Brown, A. G. A.; Vallenari, A.; Prusti, T.; de Bruijne, J.; Babusiaux, C.; Bailer-Jones, C. A. L.; Biermann, M.; Evans, Dafydd Wyn; Eyer, Laurent; Jansen, Fred A.; Zerjal, Maruska


Context. We present the second Gaia data release, Gaia DR2, consisting of astrometry, photometry, radial velocities, and information on astrophysical parameters and variability, for sources brighter than magnitude 21. In addition epoch astrometry and photometry are provided for a modest sample of minor planets in the solar system. Aims. A summary of the contents of Gaia DR2 is presented, accompanied by a discussion on the differences with respect to Gaia DR1 and an overview of the main...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-08-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Astronomy and Astrophysics
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833051
Access Rights: Open Access


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