Early Gaia Data Release 3

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Richard Miles

Great excuse to open the champagne – I trust you enjoyed it!

Seriously – I see it is the ‘Early’ EDR3 that is released rather than DR3. Am hoping the photometric data is a big step-up from DR2, which itself was remarkably good. I just heard from the podcast that this will be the case – am thinking of switching to G magnitudes as standard in future work since this is a very good match with unfiltered observations and for comets and asteroids it makes for a very good match. We can always convert to some other photometric system if we know the relevant colour index. Great news.