THE ELEVENTH and TWELFTH DATA RELEASES of the SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY: FINAL DATA from SDSS-III

Shadab Alam, Franco D. Albareti, Carlos Allende Prieto, F. Anders, Scott F. Anderson, Timothy Anderton, Brett H. Andrews, Eric Armengaud, Éric Aubourg, Stephen Bailey, Sarbani Basu, Julian E. Bautista, Rachael L. Beaton, Timothy C. Beers, Chad F. Bender, Andreas A. Berlind, Florian Beutler, Vaishali Bhardwaj, Jonathan C. Bird, Dmitry BizyaevCullen H. Blake, Michael R. Blanton, Michael Blomqvist, John J. Bochanski, Adam S. Bolton, Jo Bovy, A. Shelden Bradley, W. N. Brandt, D. E. Brauer, J. Brinkmann, Peter J. Brown, Joel R. Brownstein, Angela Burden, Etienne Burtin, Nicolás G. Busca, Zheng Cai, Diego Capozzi, Aurelio Carnero Rosell, Michael A. Carr, Ricardo Carrera, K. C. Chambers, William James Chaplin, Yen Chi Chen, Cristina Chiappini, S. Drew Chojnowski, Chia Hsun Chuang, Nicolas Clerc, Johan Comparat, Kevin Covey, Rupert A C Croft, Antonio J. Cuesta, Katia Cunha, Luiz N Da Costa, Nicola Da Rio, James R A Davenport, Kyle S. Dawson, Nathan De Lee, Timothée Delubac, Rohit Deshpande, Saurav Dhital, Letícia Dutra-Ferreira, Tom Dwelly, Anne Ealet, Garrett L. Ebelke, Edward M. Edmondson, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Tristan Ellsworth, Yvonne Elsworth, Courtney R. Epstein, Michael Eracleous, Stephanie Escoffier, Massimiliano Esposito, Michael L. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Emma Fernández-Alvar, Diane Feuillet, Nurten Filiz Ak, Hayley Finley, Alexis Finoguenov, Kevin Flaherty, Scott W. Fleming, Andreu Font-Ribera, Jonathan Foster, Peter M. Frinchaboy, J. G. Galbraith-Frew, Rafael A. García, D. A. García-Hernández, Ana E García Pérez, Patrick Gaulme, Jian Ge, R. Génova-Santos, A. Georgakakis, Luan Ghezzi, Bruce A. Gillespie, Léo Girardi, Daniel Goddard, Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, Jonay I González Hernández, Eva K. Grebel, Paul J. Green, Jan Niklas Grieb, Nolan Grieves, James E. Gunn, Hong Guo, Paul Harding, Sten Hasselquist, Suzanne L. Hawley, Michael Hayden, Fred R. Hearty, Saskia Hekker, Shirley Ho, David W. Hogg, Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, Jon A. Holtzman, Klaus Honscheid, Daniel Huber, Joseph Huehnerhoff, Inese I. Ivans, Linhua Jiang, Jennifer A. Johnson, Karen Kinemuchi, David Kirkby, Francisco Kitaura, Mark A. Klaene, Gillian R. Knapp, Jean Paul Kneib, Xavier P. Koenig, Charles R. Lam, Ting Wen Lan, Dustin Lang, Pierre Laurent, Jean Marc Le Goff, Alexie Leauthaud, Khee Gan Lee, Young Sun Lee, Timothy C. Licquia, Jian Liu, Daniel C. Long, Martín López-Corredoira, Diego Lorenzo-Oliveira, Sara Lucatello, Britt Lundgren, Robert H. Lupton, Claude E Mack Iii, Suvrath Mahadevan, Marcio A G Maia, Steven R. Majewski, Elena Malanushenko, Viktor Malanushenko, A. Manchado, Marc Manera, Qingqing Mao, Claudia Maraston, Robert C. Marchwinski, Daniel Margala, Sarah L. Martell, Marie Martig, Karen L. Masters, Savita Mathur, Cameron K. McBride, Peregrine M. McGehee, Ian D. McGreer, Richard G. McMahon, Brice Ménard, Marie Luise Menzel, Andrea Merloni, Szabolcs Mészáros, Adam A. Miller, Jordi Miralda-Escudé, Hironao Miyatake, Antonio D. Montero-Dorta, Surhud More, Eric Morganson, Xan Morice-Atkinson, Heather L. Morrison, Benoit Mosser, Demitri Muna, Adam D. Myers, Kirpal Nandra, Jeffrey A. Newman, Mark Neyrinck, Duy Cuong Nguyen, Robert C. Nichol, David L. Nidever, Pasquier Noterdaeme, Sebastián E. Nuza, Julia E. O'Connell, Robert W. O'Connell, Ross O'Connell, Ricardo L C Ogando, Matthew D. Olmstead, Audrey E. Oravetz, Daniel J. Oravetz, Keisuke Osumi, Russell Owen, Deborah L. Padgett, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Martin Paegert, Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille, Kaike Pan, John K. Parejko, Isabelle Pâris, Changbom Park, Petchara Pattarakijwanich, M. Pellejero-Ibanez, Joshua Pepper, Will J. Percival, Ismael Pérez-Fournon, Ignasi Pérez-Ra'Fols, Patrick Petitjean, Matthew M. Pieri, Marc H. Pinsonneault, Gustavo F Porto De Mello, Francisco Prada, Abhishek Prakash, Adrian M. Price-Whelan, Pavlos Protopapas, M. Jordan Raddick, Mubdi Rahman, Beth A. Reid, James Rich, Hans Walter Rix, Annie C. Robin, Constance M. Rockosi, Thaíse S. Rodrigues, Sergio Rodríguez-Torres, Natalie A. Roe, Ashley J. Ross, Nicholas P. Ross, Graziano Rossi, John J. Ruan, J. A. Rubiño-Martín, Eli S. Rykoff, Salvador Salazar-Albornoz, Mara Salvato, Lado Samushia, Ariel G. Sánchez, Basílio Santiago, Conor Sayres, Ricardo P. Schiavon, David J. Schlegel, Sarah J. Schmidt, Donald P. Schneider, Mathias Schultheis, Axel D. Schwope, C. G. Scóccola, Caroline Scott, Kris Sellgren, Hee Jong Seo, Aldo Serenelli, Neville Shane, Yue Shen, Matthew Shetrone, Yiping Shu, V. Silva Aguirre, Thirupathi Sivarani, M. F. Skrutskie, Anže Slosar, Verne V. Smith, Flávia Sobreira, Diogo Souto, Keivan G. Stassun, Matthias Steinmetz, Dennis Stello, Michael A. Strauss, Alina Streblyanska, Nao Suzuki, Molly E C Swanson, Jonathan C. Tan, Jamie Tayar, Ryan C. Terrien, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Daniel Thomas, Neil Thomas, Benjamin A. Thompson, Jeremy L. Tinker, Rita Tojeiro, Nicholas W. Troup, Mariana Vargas-Magaña, Jose A. Vazquez, Licia Verde, Matteo Viel, Nicole P. Vogt, David A. Wake, Ji Wang, Benjamin A. Weaver, David H. Weinberg, Benjamin J. Weiner, Martin White, John C. Wilson, John P. Wisniewski, W. M. Wood-Vasey, Christophe Ye'Che, Donald G. York, Nadia L. Zakamska, O. Zamora, Gail Zasowski, Idit Zehavi, Gong Bo Zhao, Zheng Zheng, Xu Zhou, Zhimin Zhou, Hu Zou, Guangtun Zhu

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    Abstract

    The third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) took data from 2008 to 2014 using the original SDSS wide-field imager, the original and an upgraded multi-object fiber-fed optical spectrograph, a new near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph, and a novel optical interferometer. All of the data from SDSS-III are now made public. In particular, this paper describes Data Release 11 (DR11) including all data acquired through 2013 July, and Data Release 12 (DR12) adding data acquired through 2014 July (including all data included in previous data releases), marking the end of SDSS-III observing. Relative to our previous public release (DR10), DR12 adds one million new spectra of galaxies and quasars from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) over an additional 3000 deg2 of sky, more than triples the number of H-band spectra of stars as part of the Apache Point Observatory (APO) Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), and includes repeated accurate radial velocity measurements of 5500 stars from the Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS). The APOGEE outputs now include the measured abundances of 15 different elements for each star. In total, SDSS-III added 5200 deg2 of ugriz imaging; 155,520 spectra of 138,099 stars as part of the Sloan Exploration of Galactic Understanding and Evolution 2 (SEGUE-2) survey; 2,497,484 BOSS spectra of 1,372,737 galaxies, 294,512 quasars, and 247,216 stars over 9376 deg2; 618,080 APOGEE spectra of 156,593 stars; and 197,040 MARVELS spectra of 5513 stars. Since its first light in 1998, SDSS has imaged over 1/3 of the Celestial sphere in five bands and obtained over five million astronomical spectra.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number12
    JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
    Volume219
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 20 2015

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    stars
    galactic evolution
    radial velocity
    extrasolar planets
    quasars
    spectrographs
    baryons
    observatories
    celestial sphere
    galaxies
    oscillations
    observatory
    oscillation
    velocity measurement
    marking
    experiment
    sky
    interferometer
    interferometers
    near infrared

    Keywords

    • atlases
    • catalogs
    • surveys

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Space and Planetary Science
    • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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    Alam, S., Albareti, F. D., Prieto, C. A., Anders, F., Anderson, S. F., Anderton, T., ... Zhu, G. (2015). THE ELEVENTH and TWELFTH DATA RELEASES of the SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY: FINAL DATA from SDSS-III. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 219(1), [12]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0067-0049/219/1/12

    THE ELEVENTH and TWELFTH DATA RELEASES of the SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY : FINAL DATA from SDSS-III. / Alam, Shadab; Albareti, Franco D.; Prieto, Carlos Allende; Anders, F.; Anderson, Scott F.; Anderton, Timothy; Andrews, Brett H.; Armengaud, Eric; Aubourg, Éric; Bailey, Stephen; Basu, Sarbani; Bautista, Julian E.; Beaton, Rachael L.; Beers, Timothy C.; Bender, Chad F.; Berlind, Andreas A.; Beutler, Florian; Bhardwaj, Vaishali; Bird, Jonathan C.; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blake, Cullen H.; Blanton, Michael R.; Blomqvist, Michael; Bochanski, John J.; Bolton, Adam S.; Bovy, Jo; Bradley, A. Shelden; Brandt, W. N.; Brauer, D. E.; Brinkmann, J.; Brown, Peter J.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Burden, Angela; Burtin, Etienne; Busca, Nicolás G.; Cai, Zheng; Capozzi, Diego; Rosell, Aurelio Carnero; Carr, Michael A.; Carrera, Ricardo; Chambers, K. C.; Chaplin, William James; Chen, Yen Chi; Chiappini, Cristina; Chojnowski, S. Drew; Chuang, Chia Hsun; Clerc, Nicolas; Comparat, Johan; Covey, Kevin; Croft, Rupert A C; Cuesta, Antonio J.; Cunha, Katia; Costa, Luiz N Da; Rio, Nicola Da; Davenport, James R A; Dawson, Kyle S.; Lee, Nathan De; Delubac, Timothée; Deshpande, Rohit; Dhital, Saurav; Dutra-Ferreira, Letícia; Dwelly, Tom; Ealet, Anne; Ebelke, Garrett L.; Edmondson, Edward M.; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Ellsworth, Tristan; Elsworth, Yvonne; Epstein, Courtney R.; Eracleous, Michael; Escoffier, Stephanie; Esposito, Massimiliano; Evans, Michael L.; Fan, Xiaohui; Fernández-Alvar, Emma; Feuillet, Diane; Ak, Nurten Filiz; Finley, Hayley; Finoguenov, Alexis; Flaherty, Kevin; Fleming, Scott W.; Font-Ribera, Andreu; Foster, Jonathan; Frinchaboy, Peter M.; Galbraith-Frew, J. G.; García, Rafael A.; García-Hernández, D. A.; Pérez, Ana E García; Gaulme, Patrick; Ge, Jian; Génova-Santos, R.; Georgakakis, A.; Ghezzi, Luan; Gillespie, Bruce A.; Girardi, Léo; Goddard, Daniel; Gontcho, Satya Gontcho A; Hernández, Jonay I González; Grebel, Eva K.; Green, Paul J.; Grieb, Jan Niklas; Grieves, Nolan; Gunn, James E.; Guo, Hong; Harding, Paul; Hasselquist, Sten; Hawley, Suzanne L.; Hayden, Michael; Hearty, Fred R.; Hekker, Saskia; Ho, Shirley; Hogg, David W.; Holley-Bockelmann, Kelly; Holtzman, Jon A.; Honscheid, Klaus; Huber, Daniel; Huehnerhoff, Joseph; Ivans, Inese I.; Jiang, Linhua; Johnson, Jennifer A.; Kinemuchi, Karen; Kirkby, David; Kitaura, Francisco; Klaene, Mark A.; Knapp, Gillian R.; Kneib, Jean Paul; Koenig, Xavier P.; Lam, Charles R.; Lan, Ting Wen; Lang, Dustin; Laurent, Pierre; Goff, Jean Marc Le; Leauthaud, Alexie; Lee, Khee Gan; Lee, Young Sun; Licquia, Timothy C.; Liu, Jian; Long, Daniel C.; López-Corredoira, Martín; Lorenzo-Oliveira, Diego; Lucatello, Sara; Lundgren, Britt; Lupton, Robert H.; Iii, Claude E Mack; Mahadevan, Suvrath; Maia, Marcio A G; Majewski, Steven R.; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Manchado, A.; Manera, Marc; Mao, Qingqing; Maraston, Claudia; Marchwinski, Robert C.; Margala, Daniel; Martell, Sarah L.; Martig, Marie; Masters, Karen L.; Mathur, Savita; McBride, Cameron K.; McGehee, Peregrine M.; McGreer, Ian D.; McMahon, Richard G.; Ménard, Brice; Menzel, Marie Luise; Merloni, Andrea; Mészáros, Szabolcs; Miller, Adam A.; Miralda-Escudé, Jordi; Miyatake, Hironao; Montero-Dorta, Antonio D.; More, Surhud; Morganson, Eric; Morice-Atkinson, Xan; Morrison, Heather L.; Mosser, Benoit; Muna, Demitri; Myers, Adam D.; Nandra, Kirpal; Newman, Jeffrey A.; Neyrinck, Mark; Nguyen, Duy Cuong; Nichol, Robert C.; Nidever, David L.; Noterdaeme, Pasquier; Nuza, Sebastián E.; O'Connell, Julia E.; O'Connell, Robert W.; O'Connell, Ross; Ogando, Ricardo L C; Olmstead, Matthew D.; Oravetz, Audrey E.; Oravetz, Daniel J.; Osumi, Keisuke; Owen, Russell; Padgett, Deborah L.; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Paegert, Martin; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Pan, Kaike; Parejko, John K.; Pâris, Isabelle; Park, Changbom; Pattarakijwanich, Petchara; Pellejero-Ibanez, M.; Pepper, Joshua; Percival, Will J.; Pérez-Fournon, Ismael; Pérez-Ra'Fols, Ignasi; Petitjean, Patrick; Pieri, Matthew M.; Pinsonneault, Marc H.; Mello, Gustavo F Porto De; Prada, Francisco; Prakash, Abhishek; Price-Whelan, Adrian M.; Protopapas, Pavlos; Raddick, M. Jordan; Rahman, Mubdi; Reid, Beth A.; Rich, James; Rix, Hans Walter; Robin, Annie C.; Rockosi, Constance M.; Rodrigues, Thaíse S.; Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio; Roe, Natalie A.; Ross, Ashley J.; Ross, Nicholas P.; Rossi, Graziano; Ruan, John J.; Rubiño-Martín, J. A.; Rykoff, Eli S.; Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador; Salvato, Mara; Samushia, Lado; Sánchez, Ariel G.; Santiago, Basílio; Sayres, Conor; Schiavon, Ricardo P.; Schlegel, David J.; Schmidt, Sarah J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Schultheis, Mathias; Schwope, Axel D.; Scóccola, C. G.; Scott, Caroline; Sellgren, Kris; Seo, Hee Jong; Serenelli, Aldo; Shane, Neville; Shen, Yue; Shetrone, Matthew; Shu, Yiping; Aguirre, V. Silva; Sivarani, Thirupathi; Skrutskie, M. F.; Slosar, Anže; Smith, Verne V.; Sobreira, Flávia; Souto, Diogo; Stassun, Keivan G.; Steinmetz, Matthias; Stello, Dennis; Strauss, Michael A.; Streblyanska, Alina; Suzuki, Nao; Swanson, Molly E C; Tan, Jonathan C.; Tayar, Jamie; Terrien, Ryan C.; Thakar, Aniruddha R.; Thomas, Daniel; Thomas, Neil; Thompson, Benjamin A.; Tinker, Jeremy L.; Tojeiro, Rita; Troup, Nicholas W.; Vargas-Magaña, Mariana; Vazquez, Jose A.; Verde, Licia; Viel, Matteo; Vogt, Nicole P.; Wake, David A.; Wang, Ji; Weaver, Benjamin A.; Weinberg, David H.; Weiner, Benjamin J.; White, Martin; Wilson, John C.; Wisniewski, John P.; Wood-Vasey, W. M.; Ye'Che, Christophe; York, Donald G.; Zakamska, Nadia L.; Zamora, O.; Zasowski, Gail; Zehavi, Idit; Zhao, Gong Bo; Zheng, Zheng; Zhou, Xu; Zhou, Zhimin; Zou, Hu; Zhu, Guangtun.

    In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, Vol. 219, No. 1, 12, 20.07.2015.

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    Alam, Shadab ; Albareti, Franco D. ; Prieto, Carlos Allende ; Anders, F. ; Anderson, Scott F. ; Anderton, Timothy ; Andrews, Brett H. ; Armengaud, Eric ; Aubourg, Éric ; Bailey, Stephen ; Basu, Sarbani ; Bautista, Julian E. ; Beaton, Rachael L. ; Beers, Timothy C. ; Bender, Chad F. ; Berlind, Andreas A. ; Beutler, Florian ; Bhardwaj, Vaishali ; Bird, Jonathan C. ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Blake, Cullen H. ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Blomqvist, Michael ; Bochanski, John J. ; Bolton, Adam S. ; Bovy, Jo ; Bradley, A. Shelden ; Brandt, W. N. ; Brauer, D. E. ; Brinkmann, J. ; Brown, Peter J. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Burden, Angela ; Burtin, Etienne ; Busca, Nicolás G. ; Cai, Zheng ; Capozzi, Diego ; Rosell, Aurelio Carnero ; Carr, Michael A. ; Carrera, Ricardo ; Chambers, K. C. ; Chaplin, William James ; Chen, Yen Chi ; Chiappini, Cristina ; Chojnowski, S. Drew ; Chuang, Chia Hsun ; Clerc, Nicolas ; Comparat, Johan ; Covey, Kevin ; Croft, Rupert A C ; Cuesta, Antonio J. ; Cunha, Katia ; Costa, Luiz N Da ; Rio, Nicola Da ; Davenport, James R A ; Dawson, Kyle S. ; Lee, Nathan De ; Delubac, Timothée ; Deshpande, Rohit ; Dhital, Saurav ; Dutra-Ferreira, Letícia ; Dwelly, Tom ; Ealet, Anne ; Ebelke, Garrett L. ; Edmondson, Edward M. ; Eisenstein, Daniel J. ; Ellsworth, Tristan ; Elsworth, Yvonne ; Epstein, Courtney R. ; Eracleous, Michael ; Escoffier, Stephanie ; Esposito, Massimiliano ; Evans, Michael L. ; Fan, Xiaohui ; Fernández-Alvar, Emma ; Feuillet, Diane ; Ak, Nurten Filiz ; Finley, Hayley ; Finoguenov, Alexis ; Flaherty, Kevin ; Fleming, Scott W. ; Font-Ribera, Andreu ; Foster, Jonathan ; Frinchaboy, Peter M. ; Galbraith-Frew, J. G. ; García, Rafael A. ; García-Hernández, D. A. ; Pérez, Ana E García ; Gaulme, Patrick ; Ge, Jian ; Génova-Santos, R. ; Georgakakis, A. ; Ghezzi, Luan ; Gillespie, Bruce A. ; Girardi, Léo ; Goddard, Daniel ; Gontcho, Satya Gontcho A ; Hernández, Jonay I González ; Grebel, Eva K. ; Green, Paul J. ; Grieb, Jan Niklas ; Grieves, Nolan ; Gunn, James E. ; Guo, Hong ; Harding, Paul ; Hasselquist, Sten ; Hawley, Suzanne L. ; Hayden, Michael ; Hearty, Fred R. ; Hekker, Saskia ; Ho, Shirley ; Hogg, David W. ; Holley-Bockelmann, Kelly ; Holtzman, Jon A. ; Honscheid, Klaus ; Huber, Daniel ; Huehnerhoff, Joseph ; Ivans, Inese I. ; Jiang, Linhua ; Johnson, Jennifer A. ; Kinemuchi, Karen ; Kirkby, David ; Kitaura, Francisco ; Klaene, Mark A. ; Knapp, Gillian R. ; Kneib, Jean Paul ; Koenig, Xavier P. ; Lam, Charles R. ; Lan, Ting Wen ; Lang, Dustin ; Laurent, Pierre ; Goff, Jean Marc Le ; Leauthaud, Alexie ; Lee, Khee Gan ; Lee, Young Sun ; Licquia, Timothy C. ; Liu, Jian ; Long, Daniel C. ; López-Corredoira, Martín ; Lorenzo-Oliveira, Diego ; Lucatello, Sara ; Lundgren, Britt ; Lupton, Robert H. ; Iii, Claude E Mack ; Mahadevan, Suvrath ; Maia, Marcio A G ; Majewski, Steven R. ; Malanushenko, Elena ; Malanushenko, Viktor ; Manchado, A. ; Manera, Marc ; Mao, Qingqing ; Maraston, Claudia ; Marchwinski, Robert C. ; Margala, Daniel ; Martell, Sarah L. ; Martig, Marie ; Masters, Karen L. ; Mathur, Savita ; McBride, Cameron K. ; McGehee, Peregrine M. ; McGreer, Ian D. ; McMahon, Richard G. ; Ménard, Brice ; Menzel, Marie Luise ; Merloni, Andrea ; Mészáros, Szabolcs ; Miller, Adam A. ; Miralda-Escudé, Jordi ; Miyatake, Hironao ; Montero-Dorta, Antonio D. ; More, Surhud ; Morganson, Eric ; Morice-Atkinson, Xan ; Morrison, Heather L. ; Mosser, Benoit ; Muna, Demitri ; Myers, Adam D. ; Nandra, Kirpal ; Newman, Jeffrey A. ; Neyrinck, Mark ; Nguyen, Duy Cuong ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Nidever, David L. ; Noterdaeme, Pasquier ; Nuza, Sebastián E. ; O'Connell, Julia E. ; O'Connell, Robert W. ; O'Connell, Ross ; Ogando, Ricardo L C ; Olmstead, Matthew D. ; Oravetz, Audrey E. ; Oravetz, Daniel J. ; Osumi, Keisuke ; Owen, Russell ; Padgett, Deborah L. ; Padmanabhan, Nikhil ; Paegert, Martin ; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie ; Pan, Kaike ; Parejko, John K. ; Pâris, Isabelle ; Park, Changbom ; Pattarakijwanich, Petchara ; Pellejero-Ibanez, M. ; Pepper, Joshua ; Percival, Will J. ; Pérez-Fournon, Ismael ; Pérez-Ra'Fols, Ignasi ; Petitjean, Patrick ; Pieri, Matthew M. ; Pinsonneault, Marc H. ; Mello, Gustavo F Porto De ; Prada, Francisco ; Prakash, Abhishek ; Price-Whelan, Adrian M. ; Protopapas, Pavlos ; Raddick, M. Jordan ; Rahman, Mubdi ; Reid, Beth A. ; Rich, James ; Rix, Hans Walter ; Robin, Annie C. ; Rockosi, Constance M. ; Rodrigues, Thaíse S. ; Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio ; Roe, Natalie A. ; Ross, Ashley J. ; Ross, Nicholas P. ; Rossi, Graziano ; Ruan, John J. ; Rubiño-Martín, J. A. ; Rykoff, Eli S. ; Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador ; Salvato, Mara ; Samushia, Lado ; Sánchez, Ariel G. ; Santiago, Basílio ; Sayres, Conor ; Schiavon, Ricardo P. ; Schlegel, David J. ; Schmidt, Sarah J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Schultheis, Mathias ; Schwope, Axel D. ; Scóccola, C. G. ; Scott, Caroline ; Sellgren, Kris ; Seo, Hee Jong ; Serenelli, Aldo ; Shane, Neville ; Shen, Yue ; Shetrone, Matthew ; Shu, Yiping ; Aguirre, V. Silva ; Sivarani, Thirupathi ; Skrutskie, M. F. ; Slosar, Anže ; Smith, Verne V. ; Sobreira, Flávia ; Souto, Diogo ; Stassun, Keivan G. ; Steinmetz, Matthias ; Stello, Dennis ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Streblyanska, Alina ; Suzuki, Nao ; Swanson, Molly E C ; Tan, Jonathan C. ; Tayar, Jamie ; Terrien, Ryan C. ; Thakar, Aniruddha R. ; Thomas, Daniel ; Thomas, Neil ; Thompson, Benjamin A. ; Tinker, Jeremy L. ; Tojeiro, Rita ; Troup, Nicholas W. ; Vargas-Magaña, Mariana ; Vazquez, Jose A. ; Verde, Licia ; Viel, Matteo ; Vogt, Nicole P. ; Wake, David A. ; Wang, Ji ; Weaver, Benjamin A. ; Weinberg, David H. ; Weiner, Benjamin J. ; White, Martin ; Wilson, John C. ; Wisniewski, John P. ; Wood-Vasey, W. M. ; Ye'Che, Christophe ; York, Donald G. ; Zakamska, Nadia L. ; Zamora, O. ; Zasowski, Gail ; Zehavi, Idit ; Zhao, Gong Bo ; Zheng, Zheng ; Zhou, Xu ; Zhou, Zhimin ; Zou, Hu ; Zhu, Guangtun. / THE ELEVENTH and TWELFTH DATA RELEASES of the SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY : FINAL DATA from SDSS-III. In: Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series. 2015 ; Vol. 219, No. 1.
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    title = "THE ELEVENTH and TWELFTH DATA RELEASES of the SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY: FINAL DATA from SDSS-III",
    abstract = "The third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) took data from 2008 to 2014 using the original SDSS wide-field imager, the original and an upgraded multi-object fiber-fed optical spectrograph, a new near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph, and a novel optical interferometer. All of the data from SDSS-III are now made public. In particular, this paper describes Data Release 11 (DR11) including all data acquired through 2013 July, and Data Release 12 (DR12) adding data acquired through 2014 July (including all data included in previous data releases), marking the end of SDSS-III observing. Relative to our previous public release (DR10), DR12 adds one million new spectra of galaxies and quasars from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) over an additional 3000 deg2 of sky, more than triples the number of H-band spectra of stars as part of the Apache Point Observatory (APO) Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), and includes repeated accurate radial velocity measurements of 5500 stars from the Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS). The APOGEE outputs now include the measured abundances of 15 different elements for each star. In total, SDSS-III added 5200 deg2 of ugriz imaging; 155,520 spectra of 138,099 stars as part of the Sloan Exploration of Galactic Understanding and Evolution 2 (SEGUE-2) survey; 2,497,484 BOSS spectra of 1,372,737 galaxies, 294,512 quasars, and 247,216 stars over 9376 deg2; 618,080 APOGEE spectra of 156,593 stars; and 197,040 MARVELS spectra of 5513 stars. Since its first light in 1998, SDSS has imaged over 1/3 of the Celestial sphere in five bands and obtained over five million astronomical spectra.",
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    author = "Shadab Alam and Albareti, {Franco D.} and Prieto, {Carlos Allende} and F. Anders and Anderson, {Scott F.} and Timothy Anderton and Andrews, {Brett H.} and Eric Armengaud and {\'E}ric Aubourg and Stephen Bailey and Sarbani Basu and Bautista, {Julian E.} and Beaton, {Rachael L.} and Beers, {Timothy C.} and Bender, {Chad F.} and Berlind, {Andreas A.} and Florian Beutler and Vaishali Bhardwaj and Bird, {Jonathan C.} and Dmitry Bizyaev and Blake, {Cullen H.} and Blanton, {Michael R.} and Michael Blomqvist and Bochanski, {John J.} and Bolton, {Adam S.} and Jo Bovy and Bradley, {A. Shelden} and Brandt, {W. N.} and Brauer, {D. E.} and J. Brinkmann and Brown, {Peter J.} and Brownstein, {Joel R.} and Angela Burden and Etienne Burtin and Busca, {Nicol{\'a}s G.} and Zheng Cai and Diego Capozzi and Rosell, {Aurelio Carnero} and Carr, {Michael A.} and Ricardo Carrera and Chambers, {K. C.} and Chaplin, {William James} and Chen, {Yen Chi} and Cristina Chiappini and Chojnowski, {S. Drew} and Chuang, {Chia Hsun} and Nicolas Clerc and Johan Comparat and Kevin Covey and Croft, {Rupert A C} and Cuesta, {Antonio J.} and Katia Cunha and Costa, {Luiz N Da} and Rio, {Nicola Da} and Davenport, {James R A} and Dawson, {Kyle S.} and Lee, {Nathan De} and Timoth{\'e}e Delubac and Rohit Deshpande and Saurav Dhital and Let{\'i}cia Dutra-Ferreira and Tom Dwelly and Anne Ealet and Ebelke, {Garrett L.} and Edmondson, {Edward M.} and Eisenstein, {Daniel J.} and Tristan Ellsworth and Yvonne Elsworth and Epstein, {Courtney R.} and Michael Eracleous and Stephanie Escoffier and Massimiliano Esposito and Evans, {Michael L.} and Xiaohui Fan and Emma Fern{\'a}ndez-Alvar and Diane Feuillet and Ak, {Nurten Filiz} and Hayley Finley and Alexis Finoguenov and Kevin Flaherty and Fleming, {Scott W.} and Andreu Font-Ribera and Jonathan Foster and Frinchaboy, {Peter M.} and Galbraith-Frew, {J. G.} and Garc{\'i}a, {Rafael A.} and Garc{\'i}a-Hern{\'a}ndez, {D. A.} and P{\'e}rez, {Ana E Garc{\'i}a} and Patrick Gaulme and Jian Ge and R. G{\'e}nova-Santos and A. Georgakakis and Luan Ghezzi and Gillespie, {Bruce A.} and L{\'e}o Girardi and Daniel Goddard and Gontcho, {Satya Gontcho A} and Hern{\'a}ndez, {Jonay I Gonz{\'a}lez} and Grebel, {Eva K.} and Green, {Paul J.} and Grieb, {Jan Niklas} and Nolan Grieves and Gunn, {James E.} and Hong Guo and Paul Harding and Sten Hasselquist and Hawley, {Suzanne L.} and Michael Hayden and Hearty, {Fred R.} and Saskia Hekker and Shirley Ho and Hogg, {David W.} and Kelly Holley-Bockelmann and Holtzman, {Jon A.} and Klaus Honscheid and Daniel Huber and Joseph Huehnerhoff and Ivans, {Inese I.} and Linhua Jiang and Johnson, {Jennifer A.} and Karen Kinemuchi and David Kirkby and Francisco Kitaura and Klaene, {Mark A.} and Knapp, {Gillian R.} and Kneib, {Jean Paul} and Koenig, {Xavier P.} and Lam, {Charles R.} and Lan, {Ting Wen} and Dustin Lang and Pierre Laurent and Goff, {Jean Marc Le} and Alexie Leauthaud and Lee, {Khee Gan} and Lee, {Young Sun} and Licquia, {Timothy C.} and Jian Liu and Long, {Daniel C.} and Mart{\'i}n L{\'o}pez-Corredoira and Diego Lorenzo-Oliveira and Sara Lucatello and Britt Lundgren and Lupton, {Robert H.} and Iii, {Claude E Mack} and Suvrath Mahadevan and Maia, {Marcio A G} and Majewski, {Steven R.} and Elena Malanushenko and Viktor Malanushenko and A. 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    AU - Albareti, Franco D.

    AU - Prieto, Carlos Allende

    AU - Anders, F.

    AU - Anderson, Scott F.

    AU - Anderton, Timothy

    AU - Andrews, Brett H.

    AU - Armengaud, Eric

    AU - Aubourg, Éric

    AU - Bailey, Stephen

    AU - Basu, Sarbani

    AU - Bautista, Julian E.

    AU - Beaton, Rachael L.

    AU - Beers, Timothy C.

    AU - Bender, Chad F.

    AU - Berlind, Andreas A.

    AU - Beutler, Florian

    AU - Bhardwaj, Vaishali

    AU - Bird, Jonathan C.

    AU - Bizyaev, Dmitry

    AU - Blake, Cullen H.

    AU - Blanton, Michael R.

    AU - Blomqvist, Michael

    AU - Bochanski, John J.

    AU - Bolton, Adam S.

    AU - Bovy, Jo

    AU - Bradley, A. Shelden

    AU - Brandt, W. N.

    AU - Brauer, D. E.

    AU - Brinkmann, J.

    AU - Brown, Peter J.

    AU - Brownstein, Joel R.

    AU - Burden, Angela

    AU - Burtin, Etienne

    AU - Busca, Nicolás G.

    AU - Cai, Zheng

    AU - Capozzi, Diego

    AU - Rosell, Aurelio Carnero

    AU - Carr, Michael A.

    AU - Carrera, Ricardo

    AU - Chambers, K. C.

    AU - Chaplin, William James

    AU - Chen, Yen Chi

    AU - Chiappini, Cristina

    AU - Chojnowski, S. Drew

    AU - Chuang, Chia Hsun

    AU - Clerc, Nicolas

    AU - Comparat, Johan

    AU - Covey, Kevin

    AU - Croft, Rupert A C

    AU - Cuesta, Antonio J.

    AU - Cunha, Katia

    AU - Costa, Luiz N Da

    AU - Rio, Nicola Da

    AU - Davenport, James R A

    AU - Dawson, Kyle S.

    AU - Lee, Nathan De

    AU - Delubac, Timothée

    AU - Deshpande, Rohit

    AU - Dhital, Saurav

    AU - Dutra-Ferreira, Letícia

    AU - Dwelly, Tom

    AU - Ealet, Anne

    AU - Ebelke, Garrett L.

    AU - Edmondson, Edward M.

    AU - Eisenstein, Daniel J.

    AU - Ellsworth, Tristan

    AU - Elsworth, Yvonne

    AU - Epstein, Courtney R.

    AU - Eracleous, Michael

    AU - Escoffier, Stephanie

    AU - Esposito, Massimiliano

    AU - Evans, Michael L.

    AU - Fan, Xiaohui

    AU - Fernández-Alvar, Emma

    AU - Feuillet, Diane

    AU - Ak, Nurten Filiz

    AU - Finley, Hayley

    AU - Finoguenov, Alexis

    AU - Flaherty, Kevin

    AU - Fleming, Scott W.

    AU - Font-Ribera, Andreu

    AU - Foster, Jonathan

    AU - Frinchaboy, Peter M.

    AU - Galbraith-Frew, J. G.

    AU - García, Rafael A.

    AU - García-Hernández, D. A.

    AU - Pérez, Ana E García

    AU - Gaulme, Patrick

    AU - Ge, Jian

    AU - Génova-Santos, R.

    AU - Georgakakis, A.

    AU - Ghezzi, Luan

    AU - Gillespie, Bruce A.

    AU - Girardi, Léo

    AU - Goddard, Daniel

    AU - Gontcho, Satya Gontcho A

    AU - Hernández, Jonay I González

    AU - Grebel, Eva K.

    AU - Green, Paul J.

    AU - Grieb, Jan Niklas

    AU - Grieves, Nolan

    AU - Gunn, James E.

    AU - Guo, Hong

    AU - Harding, Paul

    AU - Hasselquist, Sten

    AU - Hawley, Suzanne L.

    AU - Hayden, Michael

    AU - Hearty, Fred R.

    AU - Hekker, Saskia

    AU - Ho, Shirley

    AU - Hogg, David W.

    AU - Holley-Bockelmann, Kelly

    AU - Holtzman, Jon A.

    AU - Honscheid, Klaus

    AU - Huber, Daniel

    AU - Huehnerhoff, Joseph

    AU - Ivans, Inese I.

    AU - Jiang, Linhua

    AU - Johnson, Jennifer A.

    AU - Kinemuchi, Karen

    AU - Kirkby, David

    AU - Kitaura, Francisco

    AU - Klaene, Mark A.

    AU - Knapp, Gillian R.

    AU - Kneib, Jean Paul

    AU - Koenig, Xavier P.

    AU - Lam, Charles R.

    AU - Lan, Ting Wen

    AU - Lang, Dustin

    AU - Laurent, Pierre

    AU - Goff, Jean Marc Le

    AU - Leauthaud, Alexie

    AU - Lee, Khee Gan

    AU - Lee, Young Sun

    AU - Licquia, Timothy C.

    AU - Liu, Jian

    AU - Long, Daniel C.

    AU - López-Corredoira, Martín

    AU - Lorenzo-Oliveira, Diego

    AU - Lucatello, Sara

    AU - Lundgren, Britt

    AU - Lupton, Robert H.

    AU - Iii, Claude E Mack

    AU - Mahadevan, Suvrath

    AU - Maia, Marcio A G

    AU - Majewski, Steven R.

    AU - Malanushenko, Elena

    AU - Malanushenko, Viktor

    AU - Manchado, A.

    AU - Manera, Marc

    AU - Mao, Qingqing

    AU - Maraston, Claudia

    AU - Marchwinski, Robert C.

    AU - Margala, Daniel

    AU - Martell, Sarah L.

    AU - Martig, Marie

    AU - Masters, Karen L.

    AU - Mathur, Savita

    AU - McBride, Cameron K.

    AU - McGehee, Peregrine M.

    AU - McGreer, Ian D.

    AU - McMahon, Richard G.

    AU - Ménard, Brice

    AU - Menzel, Marie Luise

    AU - Merloni, Andrea

    AU - Mészáros, Szabolcs

    AU - Miller, Adam A.

    AU - Miralda-Escudé, Jordi

    AU - Miyatake, Hironao

    AU - Montero-Dorta, Antonio D.

    AU - More, Surhud

    AU - Morganson, Eric

    AU - Morice-Atkinson, Xan

    AU - Morrison, Heather L.

    AU - Mosser, Benoit

    AU - Muna, Demitri

    AU - Myers, Adam D.

    AU - Nandra, Kirpal

    AU - Newman, Jeffrey A.

    AU - Neyrinck, Mark

    AU - Nguyen, Duy Cuong

    AU - Nichol, Robert C.

    AU - Nidever, David L.

    AU - Noterdaeme, Pasquier

    AU - Nuza, Sebastián E.

    AU - O'Connell, Julia E.

    AU - O'Connell, Robert W.

    AU - O'Connell, Ross

    AU - Ogando, Ricardo L C

    AU - Olmstead, Matthew D.

    AU - Oravetz, Audrey E.

    AU - Oravetz, Daniel J.

    AU - Osumi, Keisuke

    AU - Owen, Russell

    AU - Padgett, Deborah L.

    AU - Padmanabhan, Nikhil

    AU - Paegert, Martin

    AU - Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie

    AU - Pan, Kaike

    AU - Parejko, John K.

    AU - Pâris, Isabelle

    AU - Park, Changbom

    AU - Pattarakijwanich, Petchara

    AU - Pellejero-Ibanez, M.

    AU - Pepper, Joshua

    AU - Percival, Will J.

    AU - Pérez-Fournon, Ismael

    AU - Pérez-Ra'Fols, Ignasi

    AU - Petitjean, Patrick

    AU - Pieri, Matthew M.

    AU - Pinsonneault, Marc H.

    AU - Mello, Gustavo F Porto De

    AU - Prada, Francisco

    AU - Prakash, Abhishek

    AU - Price-Whelan, Adrian M.

    AU - Protopapas, Pavlos

    AU - Raddick, M. Jordan

    AU - Rahman, Mubdi

    AU - Reid, Beth A.

    AU - Rich, James

    AU - Rix, Hans Walter

    AU - Robin, Annie C.

    AU - Rockosi, Constance M.

    AU - Rodrigues, Thaíse S.

    AU - Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio

    AU - Roe, Natalie A.

    AU - Ross, Ashley J.

    AU - Ross, Nicholas P.

    AU - Rossi, Graziano

    AU - Ruan, John J.

    AU - Rubiño-Martín, J. A.

    AU - Rykoff, Eli S.

    AU - Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador

    AU - Salvato, Mara

    AU - Samushia, Lado

    AU - Sánchez, Ariel G.

    AU - Santiago, Basílio

    AU - Sayres, Conor

    AU - Schiavon, Ricardo P.

    AU - Schlegel, David J.

    AU - Schmidt, Sarah J.

    AU - Schneider, Donald P.

    AU - Schultheis, Mathias

    AU - Schwope, Axel D.

    AU - Scóccola, C. G.

    AU - Scott, Caroline

    AU - Sellgren, Kris

    AU - Seo, Hee Jong

    AU - Serenelli, Aldo

    AU - Shane, Neville

    AU - Shen, Yue

    AU - Shetrone, Matthew

    AU - Shu, Yiping

    AU - Aguirre, V. Silva

    AU - Sivarani, Thirupathi

    AU - Skrutskie, M. F.

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    PY - 2015/7/20

    Y1 - 2015/7/20

    N2 - The third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) took data from 2008 to 2014 using the original SDSS wide-field imager, the original and an upgraded multi-object fiber-fed optical spectrograph, a new near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph, and a novel optical interferometer. All of the data from SDSS-III are now made public. In particular, this paper describes Data Release 11 (DR11) including all data acquired through 2013 July, and Data Release 12 (DR12) adding data acquired through 2014 July (including all data included in previous data releases), marking the end of SDSS-III observing. Relative to our previous public release (DR10), DR12 adds one million new spectra of galaxies and quasars from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) over an additional 3000 deg2 of sky, more than triples the number of H-band spectra of stars as part of the Apache Point Observatory (APO) Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), and includes repeated accurate radial velocity measurements of 5500 stars from the Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS). The APOGEE outputs now include the measured abundances of 15 different elements for each star. In total, SDSS-III added 5200 deg2 of ugriz imaging; 155,520 spectra of 138,099 stars as part of the Sloan Exploration of Galactic Understanding and Evolution 2 (SEGUE-2) survey; 2,497,484 BOSS spectra of 1,372,737 galaxies, 294,512 quasars, and 247,216 stars over 9376 deg2; 618,080 APOGEE spectra of 156,593 stars; and 197,040 MARVELS spectra of 5513 stars. Since its first light in 1998, SDSS has imaged over 1/3 of the Celestial sphere in five bands and obtained over five million astronomical spectra.

    AB - The third generation of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-III) took data from 2008 to 2014 using the original SDSS wide-field imager, the original and an upgraded multi-object fiber-fed optical spectrograph, a new near-infrared high-resolution spectrograph, and a novel optical interferometer. All of the data from SDSS-III are now made public. In particular, this paper describes Data Release 11 (DR11) including all data acquired through 2013 July, and Data Release 12 (DR12) adding data acquired through 2014 July (including all data included in previous data releases), marking the end of SDSS-III observing. Relative to our previous public release (DR10), DR12 adds one million new spectra of galaxies and quasars from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) over an additional 3000 deg2 of sky, more than triples the number of H-band spectra of stars as part of the Apache Point Observatory (APO) Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), and includes repeated accurate radial velocity measurements of 5500 stars from the Multi-object APO Radial Velocity Exoplanet Large-area Survey (MARVELS). The APOGEE outputs now include the measured abundances of 15 different elements for each star. In total, SDSS-III added 5200 deg2 of ugriz imaging; 155,520 spectra of 138,099 stars as part of the Sloan Exploration of Galactic Understanding and Evolution 2 (SEGUE-2) survey; 2,497,484 BOSS spectra of 1,372,737 galaxies, 294,512 quasars, and 247,216 stars over 9376 deg2; 618,080 APOGEE spectra of 156,593 stars; and 197,040 MARVELS spectra of 5513 stars. Since its first light in 1998, SDSS has imaged over 1/3 of the Celestial sphere in five bands and obtained over five million astronomical spectra.

    KW - atlases

    KW - catalogs

    KW - surveys

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    U2 - 10.1088/0067-0049/219/1/12

    DO - 10.1088/0067-0049/219/1/12

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    AN - SCOPUS:84938150495

    VL - 219

    JO - Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

    JF - Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series

    SN - 0067-0049

    IS - 1

    M1 - 12

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