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ID: 448340.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
SEGUE: a spectroscopic survey of 240,000 stars with g = 14-20
Authors:Yanny, Brian; Rockosi, Constance; Newberg, Heidi Jo; Knapp, Gillian R.; Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer K.; Alcorn, Bonnie; Allam, Sahar; Allende Prieto, Carlos; An, Deokkeun; Anderson, Kurt S. J.; Anderson, Scott; Bailer-Jones, Coryn A. L.; Bastian, Steve; Beers, Timothy C.; Bell, Eric; Belokurov, Vasily; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blythe, Norm; Bochanski, John J.; Boroski, William N.; Brinchmann, Jarle; Brinkmann, J.; Brewington, Howard; Carey, Larry; Cudworth, Kyle M.; Evans, Michael; Evans, N. W.; Gates, Evalyn; Gänsicke, B. T.; Gillespie, Bruce; Gilmore, Gerald; Gomez-Moran, Ada Nebot; Grebel, Eva K.; Greenwell, Jim; Gunn, James E.; Jordan, Cathy; Jordan, Wendell; Harding, Paul; Harris, Hugh; Hendry, John S.; Holder, Diana; Ivans, Inese I.; Ivezic, Zeljko; Jester, Sebastian; Johnson, Jennifer A.; Kent, Stephen M.; Kleinman, Scot; Kniazev, Alexei; Krzesinski, Jurek; Kron, Richard; Kuropatkin, Nikolay; Lebedeva, Svetlana; Lee, Young Sun; Leger, R. French; Lépine, Sébastien; Levine, Steve; Lin, Huan; Long, Daniel C.; Loomis, Craig; Lupton, Robert; Malanushenko, Olena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Margon, Bruce; Martinez-Delgado, David; McGehee, Peregrine; Monet, Dave; Morrison, Heather L.; Munn, Jeffrey A.; Neilsen, Eric H.; Nitta, Atsuko; Norris, John E.; Oravetz, Dan; Owen, Russell; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Pan, Kaike; Peterson, R. S.; Pier, Jeffrey R.; Platson, Jared; Fiorentin, Paola Re; Richards, Gordon T.; Rix, Hans-Walter; Schlegel, David J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Schreiber, Matthias R.; Schwope, Axel; Sibley, Valena; Simmons, Audrey; Snedden, Stephanie A.; Smith, J. Allyn; Stark, Larry; Stauffer, Fritz; Steinmetz, M.; Stoughton, C.; Subba Rao, Mark; Szalay, Alex; Szkody, Paula; Thakar, Aniruddha R.; Thirupathi, Sivarani; Tucker, Douglas; Uomoto, Alan
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2009
Title of Journal:The Astronomical Journal
Journal Abbrev.:AJ
Issue / Number:5
Start Page:4377
End Page:4399
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:The Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Exploration (SEGUE) Survey obtained ≈240,000 moderate-resolution (R ~ 1800) spectra from 3900 Å to 9000 Å of fainter Milky Way stars (14.0 < g < 20.3) of a wide variety of spectral types, both main-sequence and evolved objects, with the goal of studying the kinematics and populations of our Galaxy and its halo. The spectra are clustered in 212 regions spaced over three quarters of the sky. Radial velocity accuracies for stars are \sigma (\rm RV) \sim 4 \:\rm km\; s^{-1} at g < 18, degrading to \sigma (\rm RV) \sim 15\rm \:km\; s^{-1} at g ~ 20. For stars with signal-to-noise ratio >10 per resolution element, stellar atmospheric parameters are estimated, including metallicity, surface gravity, and effective temperature. SEGUE obtained 3500 deg2 of additional ugriz imaging (primarily at low Galactic latitudes) providing precise multicolor photometry (sigma(g, r, i) ~ 2%), (sigma(u, z) ~ 3%) and astrometry (≈0farcs1) for spectroscopic target selection. The stellar spectra, imaging data, and derived parameter catalogs for this survey are publicly available as part of Sloan Digital Sky Survey Data Release 7.
Free Keywords:Galaxy: halo; Galaxy: stellar content; Galaxy: structure; stars: abundances; stars: fundamental parameters; stars: general
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009AJ....137.4377Y [ID No:1]
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