TABLE  Filter

Contains details of the VISTA infrared camera filters.

The unique ID number (assigned internally within the VSA)
identifying all the filters available in the VISTA infrared camera.

Required constraints:
  • Primary key is (filterID)

NameTypeLengthUnitDescriptionDefault ValueUnified Content Descriptor
filterIDtinyint1 UID of combined filter (assigned in VSA: 1=Z,2=Y,3=J,4=H,5=Ks) meta.code;instr.filter
shortNamevarchar10 Short identification name for the filter ??
namevarchar16 The name of the filter, eg. "MKO J", "K short" etc. meta.note
descriptionvarchar256 a concise description of the filter meta.note
cutOnreal4micronsThe 50% cut-on wavelength of the filter ??
cutOffreal4micronsThe 50% cut-off wavelength of the filter ??
aebvreal4 The constant to multiply the Schlegel map E(B-V) by to get the total galactic extinction.-0.9999995e9 
vegaToABreal4magThe constant to convert Vega magnitudes to AB magnitudes.-0.9999995e9 
oneSecMLVgreal4magThe Vega magnitude limit of a 1s exposure in this filter-0.9999995e9 
isSectionedtinyint1 Is the focal plane sectioned into different filters, 0 No, 1 Yes. If so, data for each section in FilterSections and SectionDetectors0 
filterTypevarchar16 The type of filter BROAD, NARROW, BROADLISTNONE 
Total length320