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ID: 308871.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Authors:Adelman-McCarthy, J. K.; Agüeros, M. A.; Allam, S. S.; Anderson, K. S. J.; Anderson, S. F.; Annis, J.; Bahcall, N. A.; Baldry, I. K.; Barentine, J. C.; Berlind, A.; Bernardi, M.; Blanton, M. R.; Boroski, W. N.; Brewington, H. J.; Brinchmann, J.; Brinkmann, J.; Brunner, R. J.; Budavári, T.; Carey, L. N.; Carr, M. A.; Castander, F. J.; Connolly, A. J.; Csabai, I.; Czarapata, P. C.; Dalcanton, J. J.; Doi, M.; Dong, F.; Eisenstein, D. J.; Evans, M. L.; Fan, X.; Finkbeiner, D. P.; Friedman, S. D.; Frieman, J. A.; Fukugita, M.; Gillespie, B.; Glazebrook, K.; Gray, J.; Grebel, E. K.; Gunn, J. E.; Gurbani, V. K.; de Haas, E.; Hall, P. B.; Harris, F. H.; Harvanek, M.; Hawley, S. L.; Hayes, J.; Hendry, J. S.; Hennessy, G. S.; Hindsley, R. B.; Hirata, C. M.; Hogan, C. J.; Hogg, D. W.; Holmgren, D. J.; Holtzman, J. A.; Ichikawa, S.-i.; Ivezic, Z.; Jester, S.; Johnston, D. E.; Jorgensen, A. M.; Juric, M.; Kent, S. M.; Kleinman, S. J.; Knapp, G. R.; Kniazev, A. Y.; Kron, R. G.; Krzesinski, J.; Kuropatkin, N.; Lamb, D. Q.; Lampeitl, H.; Lee, B. C.; Leger, R. F.; Lin, H.; Long, D. C.; Loveday, J.; Lupton, R. H.; Margon, B.; Martínez-Delgado, D.; Mandelbaum, R.; Matsubara, T.; McGehee, P. M.; McKay, T. A.; Meiksin, A.; Munn, J. A.; Nakajima, R.; Nash, T.; Neilsen, E. H.; Newberg, H. J.; Newman, P. R.; Nichol, R. C.; Nicinski, T.; Nieto-Santisteban, M.; Nitta, A.; O'Mullane, W.; Okamura, S.; Owen, R.; Padmanabhan, N.; Pauls, G.; Peoples, J.; Pier, J. R.; Pope, A. C.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2006
Journal Abbrev.:Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Start Page:38
End Page:48
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:This paper describes the Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), including all survey-quality data taken through 2004 June. The data release includes five-band photometric data for 180 million objects selected over 6670 deg2 and 673,280 spectra of galaxies, quasars, and stars selected from 4783 deg2 of those imaging data using the standard SDSS target selection algorithms. These numbers represent a roughly 27% increment over those of the Third Data Release; all the data from previous data releases are included in the present release. The Fourth Data Release also includes an additional 131,840 spectra of objects selected using a variety of alternative algorithms, to address scientific issues ranging from the kinematics of stars in the Milky Way thick disk to populations of faint galaxies and quasars.
Free Keywords:Atlases; Catalogs; Surveys
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
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