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ID: 5935.0, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik / High Energy Astrophysics at MPE
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. I. Early data release
Authors:Schneider, Donald P.; Richards, Gordon T.; Fan, Xiaohui; Hall, Patrick B.; Strauss, Michael A.; Vanden Berk, Daniel E.; Gunn, James E.; Newberg, Heidi Jo; Reichard, Timothy A.; Stoughton, C.; Voges, Wolfgang; Yanny, Brian; Anderson, Scott F.; Annis, James; Bahcall, Neta A.; Bauer, Amanda; Bernardi, Mariangela; Blanton, Michael R.; Boroski, William N.; Brinkmann, J.; Briggs, John W.; Brunner, Robert; Burles, Scott; Carey, Larry; Castander, Francisco J .; Connolly, A. J.; Csabai, Istvan; Doi, Mamoru; Friedman, Scott; Frieman, JoshuaA; Fukugita, Masataka; Heckman, Timothy M.; Hennessy, G. S.; Hindsley, Robert B.; Hogg, David W.; Ivezic, Zeljko; Kent, Stephen; Knapp, Gillian R.; Kunzst, Peter Z.; Lamb, Donald Q.; Leger, R. French; Long, Daniel C.; Loveday, Jon; Lupton, Robert H.; Margon, Bruce; Meiksin, Avery; Merelli, Aronne; Munn, Jeffrey A.; Newcomb, Matthew; Nichol, R. C.; Owen, Russell; Pier, Jeffrey R.; Pope, Adrian; Rockosi, Constance M.; Saxe, David H.; Schlegel, David; Siegmund, Walter A.; Smee, Stephen; Snir, Yehuda; SubbaRao, Mark; Szalay, Alexander S.; Thakar, Aniruddha R.; Uomoto, Alan; Waddell, Pattrick; York, Donald G.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2002-02
Title of Journal:The Astronomical Journal
Journal Abbrev.:Astron. J.
Issue / Number:2
Start Page:567
End Page:577
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We present the first edition of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Catalog. The catalog consists of the 3814 objects ( 3000 discovered by the SDSS) in the initial SDSS public data release that have at least one emission line with a full width at half-maximum larger than 1000 km s(-1), luminosities brighter than M-i* = -23, and highly reliable redshifts. The area covered by the catalog is 494 deg(2); the majority of the objects were found in SDSS commissioning data using a multicolor selection technique. The quasar redshifts range from 0.15 to 5.03. For each object the catalog presents positions accurate to better than 0".2 rms per coordinate, five-band (ugriz) CCD-based photometry with typical accuracy of 0.05 mag, radio and X-ray emission properties, and information on the morphology and selection method. Calibrated spectra of all objects in the catalog, covering the wavelength region 3800- 9200 Angstrom at a spectral resolution of 1800-2100, are also available. Since the quasars were selected during the commissioning period, a time when the quasar selection algorithm was undergoing frequent revisions, the sample is not homogeneous and is not intended for statistical analysis.
Free Keywords:catalogs; quasars : general; surveys
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für extraterrestrische Physik
External Affiliations:Penn State Univ, Dept Astron & Astrophys, University Pk, PA; 16802 USA; Penn State Univ, Dept Astron & Astrophys, University Pk, PA 16802 USA; Inst Adv Study, Princeton, NJ 08540 USA; Princeton Univ Observ, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA; Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Fac Fis, Dept Astron & Astrofis, Santiago 22, Chile; Fermilab Natl Accelerator Lab, Batavia, IL 60510 USA; Rensselaer Polytech Inst, Dept Phys Appl Phys & Astron, Troy, NY 12180 USA; Max Planck Inst Extraterr Phys, D-85741 Garching, Germany; Univ Washington, Dept Astron, Seattle, WA 98195 USA; Univ Cincinnati, Dept Phys, Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA; Univ Chicago, Dept Astron & Astrophys, Chicago, IL 60637 USA; Apache Point Observ, Sunspot, NM 88349 USA; CALTECH, Dept Astron, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA; Univ Chile, Dept Astron, Santiago, Chile; Univ Pittsburgh, Dept Phys & Astron, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 USA; Johns Hopkins Univ, Dept Phys & Astron, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA; Lorand Eotvos Univ, Dept Phys Complex Syst, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary; Univ Tokyo, Sch Sci, Res Ctr Early Universe, Tokyo 1810015, Japan; Univ Tokyo, Dept Astron, Tokyo 1810015, Japan; Univ Tokyo, Inst Cosm Ray Res, Kashiwa, Chiba 2778582, Japan; USN Observ, Washington, DC 20392 USA; USN, Res Lab, Remote Sensing Div, Washington, DC 20375 USA; Univ Chicago, Enrico Fermi Inst, Chicago, IL 60637 USA; Univ Sussex, Ctr Astron, Brighton BN1 9QJ, E Sussex, England; Space Telescope Sci Inst, Baltimore, MD 21218 USA; Royal Observ, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, Midlothian, Scotland; USN Observ, Flagstaff Stn, Flagstaff, AZ 86002 USA; Carnegie Mellon Univ, Dept Phys, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 USA
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