The Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Technical summary

Donald G. York, J. Adelman, John E. Anderson, Scott F. Anderson, James Annis, Neta A. Bahcall, J. A. Bakken, Robert Barkhouser, Steven Bastian, Eileen Berman, William N. Boroski, Steve Bracker, Charlie Briegel, John W. Briggs, J. Brinkmann, Robert Brunner, Scott Burles, Larry Carey, Michael A. Carr, Francisco J. Castander & 124 others Bing Chen, Patrick L. Colestock, A. J. Connolly, J. H. Crocker, István Csabai, Paul C. Czarapata, John Eric Davis, Mamoru Doi, Tom Dombeck, Daniel Eisenstein, Nancy Ellman, Brian R. Elms, Michael L. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Glenn R. Federwitz, Larry Fiscelli, Scott Friedman, Joshua A. Frieman, Masataka Fukugita, Bruce Gillespie, James E. Gunn, Vijay K. Gurbani, Ernst De Haas, Merle Haldeman, Frederick H. Harris, J. Hayes, Timothy M. Heckman, G. S. Hennessy, Robert B. Hindsley, Scott Holm, Donald J. Holmgren, Chi Hao Huang, Charles Hull, Don Husby, Shin Ichi Ichikawa, Takashi Ichikawa, Zěljko Ivezić, Stephen Kent, Rita S.J. Kim, E. Kinney, Mark Klaene, A. N. Kleinman, S. Kleinman, G. R. Knapp, John Korienek, Richard G. Kron, Peter Z. Kunszt, D. Q. Lamb, B. Lee, R. French Leger, Siriluk Limmongkol, Carl Lindenmeyer, Daniel C. Long, Craig Loomis, Jon Loveday, Rich Lucinio, Robert H. Lupton, Bryan Mackinnon, Edward J. Mannery, P. M. Mantsch, Bruce Margon, Peregrine Mcgehee, Timothy A. Mckay, Avery Meiksin, Aronne Merelli, David G. Monet, Jeffrey A. Munn, Vijay K. Narayanan, Thomas Nash, Eric Neilsen, Rich Neswold, Heidi Jo Newberg, R. C. Nichol, Tom Nicinski, Mario Nonino, Norio Okada, Sadanori Okamura, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Russell Owen, A. George Pauls, John Peoples, R. L. Peterson, Donald Petravick, Jeffrey R. Pier, Adrian Pope, Ruth Pordes, Angela Prosapio, Ron Rechenmacher, Thomas R. Quinn, Gordon T. Richards, Michael W. Richmond, Claudio H. Rivetta, Constance M. Rockosi, Kurt Ruthmansdorfer, Dale Sandford, David J. Schlegel, Donald P. Schneider, Maki Sekiguchi, Gary Sergey, Kazuhiro Shimasaku, Walter A. Siegmund, Stephen Smee, J. Allyn Smith, S. Snedden, R. Stone, Chris Stoughton, Michael A. Strauss, Christopher Stubbs, Mark Subbarao, Alexander S. Szalay, Istvan Szapudi, Gyula P. Szokoly, Anirudda R. Thakar, Christy Tremonti, Douglas L. Tucker, Alan Uomoto, Dan Vanden Berk, Michael S. Vogeley, Patrick Waddell, Shu I. Wang, Masaru Watanabe, David H. Weinberg, Brian Yanny, Naoki Yasuda

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Abstract

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will provide the data to support detailed investigations of the distribution of luminous and nonluminous matter in the universe : a photometrically and astrometrically calibrated digital imaging survey of π sr above about Galactic latitude 30° in five broad optical bands to a depth of g′ ∼ 23 mag, and a spectroscopic survey of the approximately 106 brightest galaxies and 105 brightest quasars found in the photometric object catalog produced by the imaging survey. This paper summarizes the observational parameters and data products of the SDSS and serves as an introduction to extensive technical on-line documentation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1579-1587
Number of pages9
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume120
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2000

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York, D. G., Adelman, J., Anderson, J. E., Anderson, S. F., Annis, J., Bahcall, N. A., ... Yasuda, N. (2000). The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical summary. Astronomical Journal, 120(3), 1579-1587. https://doi.org/10.1086/301513
York, Donald G. ; Adelman, J. ; Anderson, John E. ; Anderson, Scott F. ; Annis, James ; Bahcall, Neta A. ; Bakken, J. A. ; Barkhouser, Robert ; Bastian, Steven ; Berman, Eileen ; Boroski, William N. ; Bracker, Steve ; Briegel, Charlie ; Briggs, John W. ; Brinkmann, J. ; Brunner, Robert ; Burles, Scott ; Carey, Larry ; Carr, Michael A. ; Castander, Francisco J. ; Chen, Bing ; Colestock, Patrick L. ; Connolly, A. J. ; Crocker, J. H. ; Csabai, István ; Czarapata, Paul C. ; Davis, John Eric ; Doi, Mamoru ; Dombeck, Tom ; Eisenstein, Daniel ; Ellman, Nancy ; Elms, Brian R. ; Evans, Michael L. ; Fan, Xiaohui ; Federwitz, Glenn R. ; Fiscelli, Larry ; Friedman, Scott ; Frieman, Joshua A. ; Fukugita, Masataka ; Gillespie, Bruce ; Gunn, James E. ; Gurbani, Vijay K. ; De Haas, Ernst ; Haldeman, Merle ; Harris, Frederick H. ; Hayes, J. ; Heckman, Timothy M. ; Hennessy, G. S. ; Hindsley, Robert B. ; Holm, Scott ; Holmgren, Donald J. ; Huang, Chi Hao ; Hull, Charles ; Husby, Don ; Ichikawa, Shin Ichi ; Ichikawa, Takashi ; Ivezić, Zěljko ; Kent, Stephen ; Kim, Rita S.J. ; Kinney, E. ; Klaene, Mark ; Kleinman, A. N. ; Kleinman, S. ; Knapp, G. R. ; Korienek, John ; Kron, Richard G. ; Kunszt, Peter Z. ; Lamb, D. Q. ; Lee, B. ; Leger, R. French ; Limmongkol, Siriluk ; Lindenmeyer, Carl ; Long, Daniel C. ; Loomis, Craig ; Loveday, Jon ; Lucinio, Rich ; Lupton, Robert H. ; Mackinnon, Bryan ; Mannery, Edward J. ; Mantsch, P. M. ; Margon, Bruce ; Mcgehee, Peregrine ; Mckay, Timothy A. ; Meiksin, Avery ; Merelli, Aronne ; Monet, David G. ; Munn, Jeffrey A. ; Narayanan, Vijay K. ; Nash, Thomas ; Neilsen, Eric ; Neswold, Rich ; Newberg, Heidi Jo ; Nichol, R. C. ; Nicinski, Tom ; Nonino, Mario ; Okada, Norio ; Okamura, Sadanori ; Ostriker, Jeremiah P. ; Owen, Russell ; Pauls, A. George ; Peoples, John ; Peterson, R. L. ; Petravick, Donald ; Pier, Jeffrey R. ; Pope, Adrian ; Pordes, Ruth ; Prosapio, Angela ; Rechenmacher, Ron ; Quinn, Thomas R. ; Richards, Gordon T. ; Richmond, Michael W. ; Rivetta, Claudio H. ; Rockosi, Constance M. ; Ruthmansdorfer, Kurt ; Sandford, Dale ; Schlegel, David J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Sekiguchi, Maki ; Sergey, Gary ; Shimasaku, Kazuhiro ; Siegmund, Walter A. ; Smee, Stephen ; Smith, J. Allyn ; Snedden, S. ; Stone, R. ; Stoughton, Chris ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Stubbs, Christopher ; Subbarao, Mark ; Szalay, Alexander S. ; Szapudi, Istvan ; Szokoly, Gyula P. ; Thakar, Anirudda R. ; Tremonti, Christy ; Tucker, Douglas L. ; Uomoto, Alan ; Vanden Berk, Dan ; Vogeley, Michael S. ; Waddell, Patrick ; Wang, Shu I. ; Watanabe, Masaru ; Weinberg, David H. ; Yanny, Brian ; Yasuda, Naoki. / The Sloan Digital Sky Survey : Technical summary. In: Astronomical Journal. 2000 ; Vol. 120, No. 3. pp. 1579-1587.
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York DG, Adelman J, Anderson JE, Anderson SF, Annis J, Bahcall NA et al. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Technical summary. Astronomical Journal. 2000 Sep 1;120(3):1579-1587. https://doi.org/10.1086/301513