The eighth data release of the sloan digital sky survey: First data from SDSS-III

Hiroaki Aihara, Carlos Allende Prieto, Deokkeun An, Scott F. Anderson, Éric Aubourg, Eduardo Balbinot, Timothy C. Beers, Andreas A. Berlind, Steven J. Bickerton, Dmitry Bizyaev, Michael R. Blanton, John J. Bochanski, Adam S. Bolton, Jo Bovy, W. N. Brandt, J. Brinkmann, Peter J. Brown, Joel R. Brownstein, Nicolas G. Busca, Heather CampbellMichael A. Carr, Yanmei Chen, Cristina Chiappini, Johan Comparat, Natalia Connolly, Marina Cortes, Rupert A C Croft, Antonio J. Cuesta, Luiz N. Da Costa, James R A Davenport, Kyle Dawson, Saurav Dhital, Anne Ealet, Garrett L. Ebelke, Edward M. Edmondson, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Stephanie Escoffier, Massimiliano Esposito, Michael L. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Bruno Femenía Castell, Andreu Font-Ribera, Peter M. Frinchaboy, Jian Ge, Bruce A. Gillespie, G. Gilmore, Jonay I. Gonzlez Hernndez, J. Richard Gott, Andrew Gould, Eva K. Grebel, James E. Gunn, Jean Christophe Hamilton, Paul Harding, David W. Harris, Suzanne L. Hawley, Frederick R. Hearty, Shirley Ho, David W. Hogg, Jon A. Holtzman, Klaus Honscheid, Naohisa Inada, Inese I. Ivans, Linhua Jiang, Jennifer A. Johnson, Cathy Jordan, Wendell P. Jordan, Eyal A. Kazin, David Kirkby, Mark A. Klaene, G. R. Knapp, Jean Paul Kneib, C. S. Kochanek, Lars Koesterke, Juna A. Kollmeier, Richard G. Kron, Hubert Lampeitl, Dustin Lang, Jean Marc Le Goff, Young Sun Lee, Yen Ting Lin, Daniel C. Long, Craig P. Loomis, Sara Lucatello, Britt Lundgren, Robert H. Lupton, Zhibo Ma, Nicholas MacDonald, Suvrath Mahadevan, Marcio A G Maia, Martin Makler, Elena Malanushenko, Viktor Malanushenko, Rachel Mandelbaum, Claudia Maraston, Daniel Margala, Karen L. Masters, Cameron K. McBride, Peregrine M. McGehee, Ian D. McGreer, Brice Ménard, Jordi Miralda-Escudé, Heather L. Morrison, F. Mullally, Demitri Muna, Jeffrey A. Munn, Hitoshi Murayama, Adam D. Myers, Tracy Naugle, Angelo Fausti Neto, Duy Cuong Nguyen, Robert C. Nichol, Robert W. O'Connell, Ricardo L C Ogando, Matthew D. Olmstead, Daniel J. Oravetz, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Kaike Pan, Parul Pandey, Isabelle Pris, Will J. Percival, Patrick Petitjean, Robert Pfaffenberger, Janine Pforr, Stefanie Phleps, Christophe Pichon, Matthew M. Pieri, Francisco Prada, Adrian M. Price-Whelan, M. Jordan Raddick, Beatriz H F Ramos, Céline Reylé, James Rich, Gordon T. Richards, Hans Walter Rix, Annie C. Robin, Helio J. Rocha-Pinto, Constance M. Rockosi, Natalie A. Roe, Emmanuel Rollinde, Ashley J. Ross, Nicholas P. Ross, Bruno M. Rossetto, Ariel G. Snchez, Conor Sayres, David J. Schlegel, Katharinej Schlesinger, Sarah J. Schmidt, Donald P. Schneider, Erin Sheldon, Yiping Shu, Jennifer Simmerer, Audrey E. Simmons, Thirupathi Sivarani, Stephanie A. Snedden, Jennifer S. Sobeck, Matthias Steinmetz, Michael A. Strauss, Alexander S. Szalay, Masayuki Tanaka, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Daniel Thomas, Jeremy L. Tinker, Benjamin M. Tofflemire, Rita Tojeiro, Christy A. Tremonti, Jan Vandenberg, M. Vargas Magãa, Licia Verde, Nicole P. Vogt, David A. Wake, Ji Wang, Benjamina Weaver, David H. Weinberg, Martin White, Simon D M White, Brian Yanny, Naoki Yasuda, Christophe Yeche, Idit Zehavi

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    The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in 2008 August, 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 Lyα 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 deg2 in the southern Galactic cap, bringing the total footprint of the SDSS imaging to 14,555 deg2, 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 Exploration (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 parameter pipeline, which has better determination of metallicity for high-metallicity stars.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number29
    JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
    Volume193
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2011

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    stars
    metallicity
    celestial sphere
    galactic structure
    stellar spectra
    chemical evolution
    footprints
    caps
    subtraction
    radial velocity
    quasars
    spectrographs
    sky
    planets
    baryons
    counting
    footprint
    instrumentation
    galaxies
    planet

    Keywords

    • atlases
    • catalogs
    • surveys

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Aihara, H., Allende Prieto, C., An, D., Anderson, S. F., Aubourg, É., Balbinot, E., ... Zehavi, I. (2011). The eighth data release of the sloan digital sky survey: First data from SDSS-III. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 193(2), [29]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29

    The eighth data release of the sloan digital sky survey : First data from SDSS-III. / Aihara, Hiroaki; Allende Prieto, Carlos; An, Deokkeun; Anderson, Scott F.; Aubourg, Éric; Balbinot, Eduardo; Beers, Timothy C.; Berlind, Andreas A.; Bickerton, Steven J.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blanton, Michael R.; Bochanski, John J.; Bolton, Adam S.; Bovy, Jo; Brandt, W. N.; Brinkmann, J.; Brown, Peter J.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Busca, Nicolas G.; Campbell, Heather; Carr, Michael A.; Chen, Yanmei; Chiappini, Cristina; Comparat, Johan; Connolly, Natalia; Cortes, Marina; Croft, Rupert A C; Cuesta, Antonio J.; Da Costa, Luiz N.; Davenport, James R A; Dawson, Kyle; Dhital, Saurav; Ealet, Anne; Ebelke, Garrett L.; Edmondson, Edward M.; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Escoffier, Stephanie; Esposito, Massimiliano; Evans, Michael L.; Fan, Xiaohui; Femenía Castell, Bruno; Font-Ribera, Andreu; Frinchaboy, Peter M.; Ge, Jian; Gillespie, Bruce A.; Gilmore, G.; Gonzlez Hernndez, Jonay I.; Gott, J. Richard; Gould, Andrew; Grebel, Eva K.; Gunn, James E.; Hamilton, Jean Christophe; Harding, Paul; Harris, David W.; Hawley, Suzanne L.; Hearty, Frederick R.; Ho, Shirley; Hogg, David W.; Holtzman, Jon A.; Honscheid, Klaus; Inada, Naohisa; Ivans, Inese I.; Jiang, Linhua; Johnson, Jennifer A.; Jordan, Cathy; Jordan, Wendell P.; Kazin, Eyal A.; Kirkby, David; Klaene, Mark A.; Knapp, G. R.; Kneib, Jean Paul; Kochanek, C. S.; Koesterke, Lars; Kollmeier, Juna A.; Kron, Richard G.; Lampeitl, Hubert; Lang, Dustin; Le Goff, Jean Marc; Lee, Young Sun; Lin, Yen Ting; Long, Daniel C.; Loomis, Craig P.; Lucatello, Sara; Lundgren, Britt; Lupton, Robert H.; Ma, Zhibo; MacDonald, Nicholas; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Maia, Marcio A G; Makler, Martin; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Mandelbaum, Rachel; Maraston, Claudia; Margala, Daniel; Masters, Karen L.; McBride, Cameron K.; McGehee, Peregrine M.; McGreer, Ian D.; Ménard, Brice; Miralda-Escudé, Jordi; Morrison, Heather L.; Mullally, F.; Muna, Demitri; Munn, Jeffrey A.; Murayama, Hitoshi; Myers, Adam D.; Naugle, Tracy; Fausti Neto, Angelo; Nguyen, Duy Cuong; Nichol, Robert C.; O'Connell, Robert W.; Ogando, Ricardo L C; Olmstead, Matthew D.; Oravetz, Daniel J.; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Pan, Kaike; Pandey, Parul; Pris, Isabelle; Percival, Will J.; Petitjean, Patrick; Pfaffenberger, Robert; Pforr, Janine; Phleps, Stefanie; Pichon, Christophe; Pieri, Matthew M.; Prada, Francisco; Price-Whelan, Adrian M.; Raddick, M. Jordan; Ramos, Beatriz H F; Reylé, Céline; Rich, James; Richards, Gordon T.; Rix, Hans Walter; Robin, Annie C.; Rocha-Pinto, Helio J.; Rockosi, Constance M.; Roe, Natalie A.; Rollinde, Emmanuel; Ross, Ashley J.; Ross, Nicholas P.; Rossetto, Bruno M.; Snchez, Ariel G.; Sayres, Conor; Schlegel, David J.; Schlesinger, Katharinej; Schmidt, Sarah J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Sheldon, Erin; Shu, Yiping; Simmerer, Jennifer; Simmons, Audrey E.; Sivarani, Thirupathi; Snedden, Stephanie A.; Sobeck, Jennifer S.; Steinmetz, Matthias; Strauss, Michael A.; Szalay, Alexander S.; Tanaka, Masayuki; Thakar, Aniruddha R.; Thomas, Daniel; Tinker, Jeremy L.; Tofflemire, Benjamin M.; Tojeiro, Rita; Tremonti, Christy A.; Vandenberg, Jan; Vargas Magãa, M.; Verde, Licia; Vogt, Nicole P.; Wake, David A.; Wang, Ji; Weaver, Benjamina; Weinberg, David H.; White, Martin; White, Simon D M; Yanny, Brian; Yasuda, Naoki; Yeche, Christophe; Zehavi, Idit.

    In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, Vol. 193, No. 2, 29, 04.2011.

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    Aihara, H, Allende Prieto, C, 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, Da Costa, LN, Davenport, JRA, Dawson, K, Dhital, S, Ealet, A, Ebelke, GL, Edmondson, EM, Eisenstein, DJ, Escoffier, S, Esposito, M, Evans, ML, Fan, X, Femenía Castell, B, Font-Ribera, A, Frinchaboy, PM, Ge, J, Gillespie, BA, Gilmore, G, Gonzlez Hernndez, JI, Gott, JR, Gould, A, Grebel, EK, Gunn, JE, Hamilton, JC, 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, JP, Kochanek, CS, Koesterke, L, Kollmeier, JA, Kron, RG, Lampeitl, H, Lang, D, Le Goff, JM, Lee, YS, Lin, YT, 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, Fausti Neto, A, Nguyen, DC, Nichol, RC, O'Connell, RW, Ogando, RLC, Olmstead, MD, Oravetz, DJ, Padmanabhan, N, Palanque-Delabrouille, N, Pan, K, Pandey, P, Pris, 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, HW, Robin, AC, Rocha-Pinto, HJ, Rockosi, CM, Roe, NA, Rollinde, E, Ross, AJ, Ross, NP, Rossetto, BM, Snchez, AG, Sayres, C, Schlegel, DJ, Schlesinger, K, 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, Vargas Magãa, M, Verde, L, Vogt, NP, Wake, DA, Wang, J, Weaver, B, Weinberg, DH, White, M, White, SDM, Yanny, B, Yasuda, N, Yeche, C & Zehavi, I 2011, 'The eighth data release of the sloan digital sky survey: First data from SDSS-III', Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, vol. 193, no. 2, 29. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29
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    PY - 2011/4

    Y1 - 2011/4

    N2 - The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in 2008 August, 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 Lyα 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 deg2 in the southern Galactic cap, bringing the total footprint of the SDSS imaging to 14,555 deg2, 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 Exploration (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 parameter pipeline, which has better determination of metallicity for high-metallicity stars.

    AB - The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in 2008 August, 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 Lyα 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 deg2 in the southern Galactic cap, bringing the total footprint of the SDSS imaging to 14,555 deg2, 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 Exploration (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 parameter pipeline, which has better determination of metallicity for high-metallicity stars.

    KW - atlases

    KW - catalogs

    KW - surveys

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    U2 - 10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29

    DO - 10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29

    M3 - Article

    VL - 193

    JO - Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

    JF - Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

    SN - 0067-0049

    IS - 2

    M1 - 29

    ER -