VOSA. Help and Documentation

Version 7.0, July 2021

1. Introduction
2. Input files
2.1. Upload files
2.2. VOSA file format
2.3. Single object
2.4. Manage files
2.5. Archiving
2.6. Filters
3. Objects
3.1. Coordinates
3.2. Distances
3.3. Extinction
4. Build SEDs
4.1. VO photometry
4.2. SED
4.3. Excess
5. Analysis
5.1. Model Fit
5.2. Bayes analysis
5.3. Template Fit
5.4. Templates Bayes
5.5. Binary Fit
5.6. HR diagram
5.7. Upper Limits
5.8. Statistics
6. Save results
6.1. Download
6.2. SAMP
6.3. References
6.4. Log file
6.5. Plots
7. VOSA Architecture
8. Phys. Constants
9. FAQ
10. Use Case
11. Quality
11.1. Stellar libraries
11.2. VO photometry
12. Credits
12.1. VOSA
12.2. Th. Spectra
12.3. Templates
12.4. Isochrones
12.5. VO Photometry
12.6. Coordinates
12.7. Distances
12.8. Dereddening
12.9. Extinction
13. Helpdesk
14. About
 
Appendixes
. Excess calculation
. Total flux calculation
. VOphot quality info

Quality information in VO Catalogs

MSX6C Infrared Point Source Catalog

We use the quality information in the q_B1, q_B2, q_A, q_C, q_D, q_E flags (one for each band) provided by the MSX catalogue in Vizier.

where the possible values are described as:

We consider flag >=2 as good quality. Bad otherwise. That is:

  • q_B1 <=1 → MSX/MSX.B1: bad
  • q_B2 <=1 → MSX/MSX.B2: bad
  • q_A <=1 → MSX/MSX.A: bad
  • q_C <=1 → MSX/MSX.C: bad
  • q_D <=1 → MSX/MSX.D: bad
  • q_E <=1 → MSX/MSX.E: bad

See the catalogue description in Vizier (you can also see a local copy here if the link does not work).