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Paper: Automated Classification of Gaia Sources
Volume: 394, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems (ADASS) XVII
Page: 539
Authors: Smith, K.; Tiede, C.; Elting, C.; Bailer-Jones, C.A.L.
Abstract: Gaia is the next generation astrometric mission from ESA, due to launch in 2011. It will survey the entire sky down to a magnitude of approximately V=20, detecting about one billion stars, or about 1% of the Galactic stellar population. Together with the stellar sample, several million galaxies, perhaps half a million quasars and many solar system objects will also be detected. No input catalogue will be used, so automated classification of detected sources is a key part of the data processing process. Here, we describe progress on the Discrete Source Classifier (DSC) which is being developed at MPIA.
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