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The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III

collaboration, SDSS-III, Aihara, H, Prieto, CA, An, D, Anderson, SF, Aubourg, É, Balbinot, E, Beers, TC, Berlind, AA, Bickerton, SJ , Bizyaev, D, Blanton, MR, Bochanski, JJ, Bolton, AS, Bovy, J, Brandt, WN, Brinkmann, J, Brown, PJ, Brownstein, JR, Busca, NG, Campbell, H, Carr, MA, Chen, Y, Chiappini, C, Comparat, J, Connolly, N, Cortes, M, Croft, RAC, Cuesta, AJ, Costa, LND, Davenport, JRA, Dawson, K, Dhital, S, Ealet, A, Ebelke, GL, Edmondson, EM, Eisenstein, DJ, Escoffier, S, Esposito, M, Evans, ML, Fan, X, Castellá, BFA, Font-Ribera, A, Frinchaboy, PM, Ge, J, Gillespie, BA, Gilmore, G, Hernández, JIG, Gott, JR, Gould, A, Grebel, EK, Gunn, JE, Hamilton, J-C, Harding, P, Harris, DW, Hawley, SL, Hearty, FR, Ho, S, Hogg, DW, Holtzman, JA, Honscheid, K, Inada, N, Ivans, II, Jiang, L, Johnson, JA, Jordan, C, Jordan, WP, Kazin, EA, Kirkby, D, Klaene, MA, Knapp, GR, Kneib, J-P, Kochanek, CS, Koesterke, L, Kollmeier, JA, Kron, RG, Lampeitl, H, Lang, D, Goff, J-ML, Lee, YS, Lin, Y-T, Long, DC, Loomis, CP, Lucatello, S, Lundgren, B, Lupton, RH, Ma, Z, MacDonald, N, Mahadevan, S, Maia, MAG, Makler, M, Malanushenko, E, Malanushenko, V, Mandelbaum, R, Maraston, C, Margala, D, Masters, KL, McBride, CK, McGehee, PM, McGreer, ID, Ménard, B, Miralda-Escudé, J, Morrison, HL, Mullally, F, Muna, D, Munn, JA, Murayama, H, Myers, AD, Naugle, T, Neto, AF, Nguyen, DC, Nichol, RC, O'Connell, RW, Ogando, RLC, Olmstead, MD, Oravetz, DJ, Padmanabhan, N, Palanque-Delabrouille, N, Pan, K, Pandey, P, Pâris, I, Percival, WJ, Petitjean, P, Pfaffenberger, R, Pforr, J, Phleps, S, Pichon, C, Pieri, MM, Prada, F, Price-Whelan, AM, Raddick, MJ, Ramos, BHF, Reylé, C, Rich, J, Richards, GT, Rix, H-W, Robin, AC, Rocha-Pinto, HJ, Rockosi, CM, Roe, NA, Rollinde, E, Ross, AJ, Ross, NP, Rossetto, BM, Sánchez, AG, Sayres, C, Schlegel, DJ, Schlesinger, KJ, Schmidt, SJ, Schneider, DP, Sheldon, E, Shu, Y, Simmerer, J, Simmons, AE, Sivarani, T, Snedden, SA, Sobeck, JS, Steinmetz, M, Strauss, MA, Szalay, AS, Tanaka, M, Thakar, AR, Thomas, D, Tinker, JL, Tofflemire, BM, Tojeiro, R, Tremonti, CA, Vandenberg, J, Magaña, MV, Verde, L, Vogt, NP, Wake, DA, Wang, J, Weaver, BA, Weinberg, DH, White, M, White, SDM, Yanny, B, Yasuda, N, Yeche, C and Zehavi, I (2011) The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III

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Abstract

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in August 2008, with new instrumentation and new surveys focused on Galactic structure and chemical evolution, measurements of the baryon oscillation feature in the clustering of galaxies and the quasar Ly alpha forest, and a radial velocity search for planets around ~8000 stars. This paper describes the first data release of SDSS-III (and the eighth counting from the beginning of the SDSS). The release includes five-band imaging of roughly 5200 deg^2 in the Southern Galactic Cap, bringing the total footprint of the SDSS imaging to 14,555 deg^2, or over a third of the Celestial Sphere. All the imaging data have been reprocessed with an improved sky-subtraction algorithm and a final, self-consistent photometric recalibration and flat-field determination. This release also includes all data from the second phase of the Sloan Extension for Galactic Understanding and Evolution (SEGUE-2), consisting of spectroscopy of approximately 118,000 stars at both high and low Galactic latitudes. All the more than half a million stellar spectra obtained with the SDSS spectrograph have been reprocessed through an improved stellar parameters pipeline, which has better determination of metallicity for high metallicity stars.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
collaboration, SDSS-III
Aihara, H
Prieto, CA
An, D
Anderson, SF
Aubourg, É
Balbinot, Ee.balbinot@surrey.ac.uk
Beers, TC
Berlind, AA
Bickerton, SJ
Bizyaev, D
Blanton, MR
Bochanski, JJ
Bolton, AS
Bovy, J
Brandt, WN
Brinkmann, J
Brown, PJ
Brownstein, JR
Busca, NG
Campbell, H
Carr, MA
Chen, Y
Chiappini, C
Comparat, J
Connolly, N
Cortes, M
Croft, RAC
Cuesta, AJ
Costa, LND
Davenport, JRA
Dawson, K
Dhital, S
Ealet, A
Ebelke, GL
Edmondson, EM
Eisenstein, DJ
Escoffier, S
Esposito, M
Evans, ML
Fan, X
Castellá, BFA
Font-Ribera, A
Frinchaboy, PM
Ge, J
Gillespie, BA
Gilmore, G
Hernández, JIG
Gott, JR
Gould, A
Grebel, EK
Gunn, JE
Hamilton, J-C
Harding, P
Harris, DW
Hawley, SL
Hearty, FR
Ho, S
Hogg, DW
Holtzman, JA
Honscheid, K
Inada, N
Ivans, II
Jiang, L
Johnson, JA
Jordan, C
Jordan, WP
Kazin, EA
Kirkby, D
Klaene, MA
Knapp, GR
Kneib, J-P
Kochanek, CS
Koesterke, L
Kollmeier, JA
Kron, RG
Lampeitl, H
Lang, D
Goff, J-ML
Lee, YS
Lin, Y-T
Long, DC
Loomis, CP
Lucatello, S
Lundgren, B
Lupton, RH
Ma, Z
MacDonald, N
Mahadevan, S
Maia, MAG
Makler, M
Malanushenko, E
Malanushenko, V
Mandelbaum, R
Maraston, C
Margala, D
Masters, KL
McBride, CK
McGehee, PM
McGreer, ID
Ménard, B
Miralda-Escudé, J
Morrison, HL
Mullally, F
Muna, D
Munn, JA
Murayama, H
Myers, AD
Naugle, T
Neto, AF
Nguyen, DC
Nichol, RC
O'Connell, RW
Ogando, RLC
Olmstead, MD
Oravetz, DJ
Padmanabhan, N
Palanque-Delabrouille, N
Pan, K
Pandey, P
Pâris, I
Percival, WJ
Petitjean, P
Pfaffenberger, R
Pforr, J
Phleps, S
Pichon, C
Pieri, MM
Prada, F
Price-Whelan, AM
Raddick, MJ
Ramos, BHF
Reylé, C
Rich, J
Richards, GT
Rix, H-W
Robin, AC
Rocha-Pinto, HJ
Rockosi, CM
Roe, NA
Rollinde, E
Ross, AJ
Ross, NP
Rossetto, BM
Sánchez, AG
Sayres, C
Schlegel, DJ
Schlesinger, KJ
Schmidt, SJ
Schneider, DP
Sheldon, E
Shu, Y
Simmerer, J
Simmons, AE
Sivarani, T
Snedden, SA
Sobeck, JS
Steinmetz, M
Strauss, MA
Szalay, AS
Tanaka, M
Thakar, AR
Thomas, D
Tinker, JL
Tofflemire, BM
Tojeiro, R
Tremonti, CA
Vandenberg, J
Magaña, MV
Verde, L
Vogt, NP
Wake, DA
Wang, J
Weaver, BA
Weinberg, DH
White, M
White, SDM
Yanny, B
Yasuda, N
Yeche, C
Zehavi, I
Date : 8 January 2011
Identification Number : 10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29
Uncontrolled Keywords : astro-ph.IM, astro-ph.IM
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:13
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 15:02
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/834486

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