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Gaia Early Data Release 3 papers

Summary papers

These papers provide an overview of the Gaia mission and the contents of Gaia Early Data Release 3 and summarise specifics of the survey. The Gaia Early Data Release 3 paper also discusses the limitations of the Gaia Early DR3 data and provides recommendations for responsible use.
 

Description of the Gaia mission (spacecraft, instruments, survey and measurement principles)
Gaia Collaboration, Prusti, T., et al. (2016)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Summary of the contents and survey properties
Gaia Collaboration, Brown, A.G.A., et al. (arXiv) (ADS) (accompanying source code)

Processing papers

These expected papers will give technical details on the processing and calibration of the raw data and the path taken to arrive at Gaia Early Data Release 3. The processing papers are complementary to the Gaia Data Release Documentation.

 

Gaia Early Data Release 3: The astrometric solution
Lindegren, L., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Photometric content and validation
Riello, M., et al. (arXiv) (ADS) (accompanying source code)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Parallax bias versus magnitude, colour and position
Lindegren, L., et al. (arXiv) (ADS) (accompanying source code)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: The celestial reference frame (GAIA-CRF3)
Gaia Collaboration, et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Updated radial velocities from Gaia DR2
Seabroke, G.M., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Catalogue Validation
Fabricius, C., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Building the Gaia DR3 source list - Cross-match of Gaia observations
Torra, F., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Modelling and calibration of Gaia's point and line spread functions
Rowell, N., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Cross-match with external catalogues - Algorithm and results
Marrese, P., et al. (arXiv) (ADS)

Performance verification papers

These papers give an overview of the science potential of Gaia Early Data Release 3. 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 Early Data Release 3: The Gaia catalogue of nearby stars
Gaia Collaboration, Smart, R.L., et al.

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Structure and properties of the Magellanic Clouds
Gaia Collaboration, Luri, X., et al.

Gaia Early Data Release 3: The Galactic anticentre
Gaia Collaboration, Antoja, T., et al.

Gaia Early Data Release 3: Acceleration of the solar system from Gaia astrometry
Gaia Collaboration, Klioner, S.A., et al.

 

Gaia EDR3 Data Release Documentation

An extensive documentation is available describing the processing done by the Gaia Data Processing and Analysis Consortium to produce the Gaia Early Data Release 3. The data release documentation and processing papers are complementary.

Access the data release documentation for Gaia EDR3 (link will be provided once available)

Access the PDF version of the data release documentation for Gaia EDR3 (link will be provided once available)

Overview of documentation available for Gaia

How to cite the Gaia Early Data Release 3 documentation (link will be provided once available)