The third data release of the sloan digital sky survey

Kevork Abazajian, Jennifer K. Adelman-McCarthy, Marcel A. Agüeros, Sahar S. Allam, Kurt S.J. Anderson, Scott F. Anderson, James Annis, Neta A. Bahcall, Ivan K. Baldry, Steven Bastian, Andreas Berlind, Mariangela Bernardi, Michael R. Blanton, John J. Bochanski, William N. Boroski, Howard J. Brewington, John W. Briggs, J. Brinkmann, Robert J. Brunner, Tamás BudaváriLarry N. Carey, Francisco J. Castander, A. J. Connolly, Kevin R. Covey, István Csabai, Julianne J. Dalcanton, Mamoru Doi, Feng Dong, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Michael L. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Scott D. Friedman, Joshua A. Frieman, Masataka Fukugita, Bruce Gillespie, Karl Glazebrook, Jim Gray, Eva K. Grebel, James E. Gunn, Vijay K. Gurbani, Patrick B. Hall, Masaru Hamabe, Daniel Harbeck, Frederick H. Harris, Hugh C. Harris, Michael Harvanek, Suzanne L. Hawley, Jeffrey Hayes, Timothy M. Heckman, John S. Hendry, Gregory S. Hennessy, Robert B. Hindsley, Craig J. Hogan, David W. Hogg, Donald J. Holmgren, Jon A. Holtzman, Shin ichi Ichikawa, Takashi Ichikawa, Željko Ivezić, Sebastian Jester, David E. Johnston, Anders M. Jorgensen, Mario Jurić, Stephen M. Kent, S. J. Kleinman, G. R. Knapp, Alexei Y. Kniazev, Richard G. Kron, Jurek Krzesinski, Donald Q. Lamb, Hubert Lampeitl, Brian C. Lee, Huan Lin, Daniel C. Long, Jon Loveday, Robert H. Lupton, E. Mannery, Bruce Margon, David Martínez-Delgado, Takahiko Matsubara, Peregrine M. McGehee, Timothy A. McKay, Avery Meiksin, Brice Ménard, Jeffrey A. Munn, Thomas Nash, Eric H. Neilsen, Heidi J. Newberg, Peter R. Newman, Robert C. Nichol, Tom Nicinski, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, Atsuko Nitta, Sadanori Okamura, William O'Mullane, Russell Owen, Nikhil Padmanabhan, George Pauls, John Peoples, Jeffrey R. Pier, Adrian C. Pope, Dimitri Pourbaix, Thomas R. Quinn, M. Jordan Raddick, Gordon T. Richards, Michael W. Richmond, Walter Hans-Rix, Constance M. Rockosi, David J. Schlegel, Donald P. Schneider, Joshua Schroeder, Ryan Scranton, Maki Sekiguchi, Erin Sheldon, Kazu Shimasaku, Nicole M. Silvestri, J. Allyn Smith, Vernesa Smolić, Stephanie A. Snedden, Albert Stebbins, Chris Stoughton, Michael A. Strauss, Mark Rao Subba, Alexander S. Szalay, István Szapudi, Paula Szkody, Gyula P. Szokoly, Max Tegmark, Luis Teodoro, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Christy Tremonti, Douglas L. Tucker, Alan Uomoto, Daniel E. vanden Berk, Jan Vandenberg, Michael S. Vogeley, Wolfgang Voges, Nicole P. Vogt, Lucianne M. Walkowicz, Shu i. Wang, David H. Weinberg, Andrew A. West, Simon D.M. White, Brian C. Wilhite, Yongzhong Xu, Brian Yanny, Naoki Yasuda, Ching Wa Yip, D. R. Yocum, Donald G. York, Idit Zehavi, Stefano Zibetti, Daniel B. Zucker

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Abstract

This paper describes the Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), This release, containing data taken up through 2003 June, includes imaging data in five bands over 5282 deg2, photometric and astrometric catalogs of the 141 million objects detected in these imaging data, and spectra of 528,640 objects selected over 4188 deg2. The pipelines analyzing both images and spectroscopy are unchanged from those used in our Second Data Release.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1755-1759
Number of pages5
JournalAstronomical Journal
Volume129
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Abazajian, K., 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., Bastian, S., Berlind, A., Bernardi, M., Blanton, M. R., Bochanski, J. J., Boroski, W. N., Brewington, H. J., Briggs, J. W., Brinkmann, J., Brunner, R. J., ... Zucker, D. B. (2005). The third data release of the sloan digital sky survey. Astronomical Journal, 129(3), 1755-1759. https://doi.org/10.1086/427544