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The Gaia-ESO Survey: Homogenisation of stellar parameters and elemental abundances

Hourihane, A.; François, P.; Worley, C. C.; Magrini, L.; Gonneau, A.; Casey, A. R.; Gilmore, G.; Randich, S.; Sacco, G. G.; Recio-Blanco, A.; Korn, A. J.; Allende Prieto, C.; Smiljanic, R.; Blomme, R.; Bragaglia, A.; Walton, N. A.; Van Eck, S.; Bensby, T.; Lanzafame, A.; Frasca, A.; Franciosini, E.; Damiani, F.; Lind, K.; Bergemann, M.; Bonifacio, P.; Hill, V.; Lobel, A.; Montes, D.; Feuillet, D. K.; Tautvaišienė, G.; Guiglion, G.; Tabernero, H. M.; González Hernández, J. I.; Gebran, M.; Van der Swaelmen, M.; Mikolaitis, Š.; Daflon, S.; Merle, T.; Morel, T.; Lewis, J. R.; González Solares, E. A.; Murphy, D. N. A.; Jeffries, R. D.; Jackson, R. J.; Feltzing, S.; Prusti, T.; Carraro, G.; Biazzo, K.; Prisinzano, L.; Jofré, P.; Zaggia, S.; Drazdauskas, A.; Stonkuté, E.; Marfil, E.; Jiménez-Esteban, F.; Mahy, L.; Gutiérrez Albarrán, M. L.; Berlanas, S. R.; Santos, W.; Morbidelli, L.; Spina, L.; Minkevičiūtė, R.


A. Hourihane

P. François

C. C. Worley

L. Magrini

A. Gonneau

A. R. Casey

G. Gilmore

S. Randich

G. G. Sacco

A. Recio-Blanco

A. J. Korn

C. Allende Prieto

R. Smiljanic

R. Blomme

A. Bragaglia

N. A. Walton

S. Van Eck

T. Bensby

A. Lanzafame

A. Frasca

E. Franciosini

F. Damiani

K. Lind

M. Bergemann

P. Bonifacio

V. Hill

A. Lobel

D. Montes

D. K. Feuillet

G. Tautvaišienė

G. Guiglion

H. M. Tabernero

J. I. González Hernández

M. Gebran

M. Van der Swaelmen

Š. Mikolaitis

S. Daflon

T. Merle

T. Morel

J. R. Lewis

E. A. González Solares

D. N. A. Murphy

R. J. Jackson

S. Feltzing

T. Prusti

G. Carraro

K. Biazzo

L. Prisinzano

P. Jofré

S. Zaggia

A. Drazdauskas

E. Stonkuté

E. Marfil

F. Jiménez-Esteban

L. Mahy

M. L. Gutiérrez Albarrán

S. R. Berlanas

W. Santos

L. Morbidelli

L. Spina

R. Minkevičiūtė


The Gaia-ESO Survey is a public spectroscopic survey that targeted greater than or similar to 10(5) stars covering all major components of the Milky Way from the end of 2011 to 2018, delivering its final public release in May 2022. Unlike other spectroscopic surveys, Gaia-ESO is the only survey that observed stars across all spectral types with dedicated, specialised analyses: from O (T-eff similar to 30 000-52 000 K) all the way to K-M (greater than or similar to 3500 K). The physics throughout these stellar regimes varies significantly, which has previously prohibited any detailed comparisons between stars of significantly different types. In the final data release (internal data release 6) of the Gaia-ESO Survey, we provide the final database containing a large number of products, such as radial velocities, stellar parameters and elemental abundances, rotational velocity, and also, for example, activity and accretion indicators in young stars and membership probability in star clusters for more than 114 000 stars. The spectral analysis is coordinated by a number of working groups (WGs) within the survey, each specialised in one or more of the various stellar samples. Common targets are analysed across WGs to allow for comparisons (and calibrations) amongst instrumental setups and spectral types. Here we describe the procedures employed to ensure all survey results are placed on a common scale in order to arrive at a single set of recommended results for use by all survey collaborators. We also present some general quality and consistency checks performed on the entirety of the survey results.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 19, 2023
Online Publication Date Aug 23, 2023
Publication Date 2023-08
Deposit Date Nov 7, 2023
Journal Astronomy & Astrophysics
Print ISSN 0004-6361
Electronic ISSN 1432-0746
Publisher EDP Sciences
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 676
Article Number A129
Keywords Space and Planetary Science; Astronomy and Astrophysics