Gaia Data Release 2 papers

Summary papers

These papers provide an overview of the Gaia mission and the contents of Gaia Data Release 2 and summarise specifics of the survey. The Gaia Data Release 2 paper also discusses the limitations of the Gaia DR2 data and provides recommendations for responsible use.

Processing papers

These papers give technical details on the processing and calibration of the raw data and the path taken to arrive at Gaia Data Release 2. The processing papers are complementary to the Gaia Data Release Documentation.

Gaia Data Release 2: The astrometric solution
Lindegren, L., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Calibration and mitigation of electronic offset effects in Gaia data
Hambly, N., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Processing of the photometric data
Riello, M., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The photometric content and validation
Evans, D.W., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The Gaia Radial Velocity Spectrometer
Cropper, M., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The catalogue of radial velocity standard stars
Soubiran, C., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Processing, validation and performance of the spectroscopic data
Sartoretti, P., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Properties and validation of the radial velocities
Katz, D., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Summary of variability processing and analysis results
Holl, B., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Rotational modulation in late-type dwarfs
Lanzafame, A., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Specific characterisation and validation of all-sky Cepheids and RR Lyrae stars
Clementini, et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The first Gaia catalog of Long Period Variable candidates
Mowlavi, et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The Short Timescale Variability Processing and Analysis
Roelens, et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: First stellar parameters from Apsis
Andrae, R., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Catalogue validation
Arenou, F., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Cross-match with external catalogues: algorithm and statistics
Marrese, P.M., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: On the use of Gaia parallaxes
Luri, X., et al. (arXiv)

Performance verification papers

These papers give an overview of the science potential of Gaia Data Release 2. Without going into in-depth analysis, they give a short introduction to selected science topics that can be addressed with this release. The purpose of these papers is to demonstrate the scientific quality of the data through examples. These performance verification papers are not exhaustive or definitive treatments of the topics.

Gaia Data Release 2: The celestial reference frame (Gaia-CRF2)
Gaia Collaboration, Mignard, F., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Observational Hertzsprung-Russell diagrams
Gaia Collaboration, Babusiaux, C., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Observations of Solar System objects
Gaia Collaboration, Spoto, F., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Mapping the Milky Way disk kinematics
Gaia Collaboration, Katz, D., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: The kinematics of globular clusters and dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way
Gaia Collaboration, Helmi, A., et al. (arXiv)

Gaia Data Release 2: Variable stars in the Colour-Magnitude Diagram
Gaia Collaboration, Eyer, L., et al. (arXiv)