Gaia Data Release 1. The photometric data

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Context. This paper presents an overview of the photometric data that are part of the first Gaia data release. Aims: The principles of the processing and the main characteristics of the Gaia photometric data are presented. Methods: The calibration strategy is outlined briefly and the main properties of the resulting photometry are presented. Results: Relations with other broadband photometric systems are provided. The overall precision for the Gaia photometry is shown to be at the milli-magnitude level and has a clear potential to improve further in future releases.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA32
Number of pages8
JournalAstronomy & astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2017


  • catalogs
  • surveys
  • instrumentation: photometers
  • techniques: photometric
  • Galaxy: general
  • BAND

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