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ID: 10978.0, MPI für Astrophysik / Cosmology
Sloan digital sky survey: early data release
Authors:Stoughton, C.; Lupton, R. H.; Bernardi, M.; Blanton, M. R.; Burles, S.; Castander, F. J.; Connolly, A. J.; Eisenstein, D. J.; Frieman, J. A.; Hennessy, G. S.; Hindsley, R. B.; Ivezic, Z.; Kent, S.; Kunszt, P. Z.; Lee, B. C.; Meiksin, A.; Munn, J. A.; Newberg, H. J.; Nichol, R. C.; Nicinski, T.; Pier, J. R.; Richards, G. T.; Richmond, M. W.; Schlegel, D. J.; Smith, J. A.; Strauss, M. A.; SubbaRao, M.; Szalay, A. S.; Thakar, A. R.; Tucker, D. L.; Vanden Berk, D. E.; Yanny, B.; Adelman, J. K.; Anderson, J. E.; Anderson, S. F.; Annis, J.; Bahcall, N. A.; Bakken, J. A.; Bartelmann, M.; Bastian, S.; Bauer, A.; Berman, E.; Böhringer, H.; Boroski, W. N.; Bracker, S.; Briegel, C.; Briggs, J. W.; Brinkmann, J.; Brunner, R.; Carey, L.; Carr, M. A.; Chen, B.; Christian, D.; Colestock, P. L.; Crocker, J. H.; Csabai, I. N.; Czarapata, P. C.; Dalcanton, J.; Davidsen, A. F.; Davis, J. E.; Dehnen, W.; Dodelson, S.; Doi, M.; Dombeck, T.; Donahue, M.; Ellman, N.; Elms, B. R.; Evans, M. L.; Eyer, L.; Fan, X. H.; Federwitz, G. R.; Friedman, S.; Fukugita, M.; Gal, R.; Gillespie, B.; Glazebrook, K.; Gray, J.; Grebel, E. K.; Greenawalt, B.; Greene, G.; Gunn, J. E.; de Haas, E.; Haiman, Z.; Haldeman, M.; Hall, P. B.; Hamabe, M.; Hansen, B.; Harris, F. H.; Harris, H.; Harvanek, M.; Hawley, S. L.; Hayes, J. J. E.; Heckman, T. M.; Helmi, A.; Henden, A.; Hogan, C. J.; Hogg, D. W.; Holmgren, D. J.; Holtzman, J.; Huang, C. H.; Hull, C.; Ichikawa, S. I.; Ichikawa, T.; Johnston, D. E.; Kauffmann, G.; Kim, R. S. J.; Kimball, T.; Kinney, E.; Klaene, M.; Kleinman, S. J.; Klypin, A.; Knapp, G. R.; Korienek, J.; Krolik, J.; Kron, R. G.; Krzesinski, J.; Lamb, D. Q.; Leger, R. F.; Limmongkol, S.; Lindenmeyer, C.; Long, D. C.; Loomis, C.; Loveday, J.; MacKinnon, B.; Mannery, E. J.; Mantsch, P. M.; Margon, B.; McG'hee, P.; Mckay, T. A.; McLean, B.; Menou, K.; Merelli, A.; Mo, H. J.; Monet, D. G.; Nakamura, O.; Narayanan, V. K.; Nash, T.; Neilsen, E. H.; Newman, P. R.; Nitta, A.; Odenkirchen, M.; Okada, N.; Okamura, S.; Ostriker, J. P.; Owen, R.; Pauls, A. G.; Peoples, J.; Peterson, R. S.; Petravick, D.; Pope, A.; Pordes, R.; Postman, M.; Prosapio, A.; Quinn, T. R.; Rechenmacher, R.; Rivetta, C. H.; Rix, H. W.; Rockosi, C. M.; Rosner, R.; Ruthmansdorfer, K.; Sandford, D.; Schneider, D. P.; Scranton, R.; Sekiguchi, M.; Sergey, G.; Sheth, R.; Shimasaku, K.; Smee, S.; Snedden, S. A.; Stebbins, A.; Stubbs, C.; Szapudi, I.; Szkody, P.; Szokoly, G. P.; Tabachnik, S.; Tsvetanov, Z.; Uomoto, A.; Vogeley, M. S.; Voges, W.; Waddell, P.; Walterbos, R.; Wang, S. I.; Watanabe, M.; Weinberg, D. H.; White, R. L.; White, S. D. M.; Wilhite, B.; Wolfe, D.; Yasuda, N.; York, D. G.; Zehavi, I.; Zheng, W.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002
Title of Journal:Astronomical Journal
Journal Abbrev.:Astron. J.
Issue / Number:1
Start Page:485
End Page:548
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is an imaging and spectroscopic survey that will eventually cover approximately one-quarter of the celestial sphere and collect spectra of 10 6 galaxies, 100,000 quasars, 30,000 stars, and 30,000 serendipity targets. In 2001 June, the SDSS released to the general astronomical community its early data release, roughly 462 deg(2) of imaging data including almost 14 million detected objects and 54,008 follow-up spectra. The imaging data were collected in drift-scan mode in five bandpasses (u, g, r, i, and z); our 95% completeness limits for stars are 22.0, 22.2, 22.2, 21.3, and 20.5, respectively. The photometric calibration is reproducible to 5%, 3%, 3%, 3%, and 5%, respectively. The spectra are flux- and wavelength-calibrated, with 4096 pixels from 3800 to 9200 Angstrom at R approximate to 1800. We present the means by which these data are distributed to the astronomical community, descriptions of the hardware used to obtain the data, the software used for processing the data, the measured quantities for each observed object, and an overview of the properties of this data set.
Free Keywords:atlases; catalogs; surveys
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astrophysik
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