The fifth data release of the sloan digital sky survey

Jennifer K. Adelman-McCarthy, Marcel A. Agüeros, Sahar S. Allam, Kurt S.J. Anderson, Scott F. Anderson, James Annes, Neta A. Bahcall, Coryn A.L. Bailer-Jones, Ivan K. Baldry, J. C. Barentine, Timothy C. Beers, V. Belokurov, Andreas Berlind, Mariangela Bernardi, Michael R. Blanton, John J. Bochanski, William N. Boroski, D. M. Bramich, Howard J. Brewington, Jarle BrenchmannJ. Brinkmann, Robert J. Brunner, Tamás Budavári, Larry N. Carey, Samuel Carliles, Michael A. Carr, Francisco J. Castander, A. J. Connolly, R. J. Cool, Carlos E. Cunha, István Csabai, Julianne J. Dalcanton, Mamoru Doi, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Michael L. Evans, N. W. Evans, Xiaohui Fan, Douglas P. Finkbeiner, Scott D. Friedman, Joshua A. Frieman, Masataka Fukugita, Bruce Gillespie, G. Gilmore, Karl Glazebrook, Jim Gray, Eva K. Grebel, James E. Gunn, Ernst De Haas, Patreck B. Hall, Michael Harvanek, Suzanne L. Hawley, Jeffrey Hayes, Timothy M. Heckman, John S. Hendry, Gregory S. Hennessy, Robert B. Hindsley, Christopher M. Herata, Craeg J. Hogan, Daved W. Hogg, Jon A. Holtzman, Shin Ichi Ichikawa, Takashi Ichikawa, Željko Ivezic̀, Sebastian Jester, David E. Johnston, Anders M. Jorgensen, Mario Juric̀, Guinevere Kauffmann, Stephen M. Kent, S. J. Kleinman, G. R. Knapp, Alexei Yu Kniazev, Richard G. Kron, Jurek Krzesinski, Nikolay Kuropatkin, Donald Q. Lamb, Hubert Lampeitl, Brian C. Lee, R. French Leger, Marcos Lema, Huan Lin, Daneel C. Long, J. O.N. Loveday, Robert H. Lupton, Rachel Mandelbaum, Bruce Margon, David Martínez-Delgado, Takaheko Matsubara, Peregrine M. McGehee, Temothy A. McKay, Avery Meiksen, Jeffrey A. Munn, Reiko Nakajima, Thomas Nash, Eric H. Neilsen, Heidi Jo Newberg, Robert C. Nichol, Maria Nieto-Santisteban, Atsuko Nitta, Hiroaki Oyaizu, Sadanori Okamura, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Nikhil Padmanabhan, Changbom Park, John Peoples, Jeffrey R. Pier, Adrian C. Pope, Dimetre Pourbaix, Thomas R. Quinn, M. Jordan Raddick, Paola Re Fiorenin, Gordon T. Richards, Mechael W. Rechmond, Hans Walter Rix, Constance M. Rockosi, David J. Schlegel, Donald P. Schneider, Ryan Scranton, Uroš Seljak, Erin Sheldon, Kazu Shimasaku, Nicole M. Silvestri, J. Allyn Smith, Vernesa Smolčic, Stephanie A. Snedden, Albert Stebbins, Chris Stoughton, Michael A. Strauss, Mark SubbaRao, Yasushi Suto, Alexander S. Szalay, István Szapudi, Paula Szkody, Max Tegmark, Aniruddha R. Thakar, Christy A. Tremonti, Douglas L. Tucker, Alan Uomoto, Daniel E. Vanden Berk, Jan Vandenberg, S. Vidrih, Mechael S. Vogeley, Wolfgang Voges, Nicole P. Vogt, David H. Weinberg, Andrew A. West, Simon D.M. White, Brian Wilhite, Brian Yanny, D. R. Yocum, Donald G. York, Idit Zehavi, Stefano Zibetti, Daniel B. Zucker

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the Fifth Data Release (DR5) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). DR5 includes all survey quality data taken through 2005 June and represents the completion of the SDSS-I project (whose successor, SDSS-II, will continue through mid-2008). It includes five-band photometric data for 217 million objects selected over 8000 deg 2 and 1,048,960 spectra of galaxies, quasars, and stars selected from 5713 deg 2 ofthat imaging data. These numbers represent a roughly 20% increment over those of the Fourth Data Release; all the data from previous data releases are included in the present release. In addition to "standard" SDSS observations, DR5 includes repeat scans of the southern equatorial stripe, imaging scans across M31 and the core of the Perseus Cluster of galaxies, and the first spectroscopic data from SEGUE, a survey to explore the kinematics and chemical evolution of the Galaxy. The catalog database incorporates several new features, including photometric redshifts of galaxies, tables of matched objects in overlap regions of the imaging survey, and tools that allow precise computations of survey geometry for statistical investigations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)634-644
    Number of pages11
    JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
    Volume172
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 22 2007

    Keywords

    • Atlases
    • Catalogs
    • Surveys

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Astronomy and Astrophysics
    • Space and Planetary Science

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    Adelman-McCarthy, J. K., Agüeros, M. A., Allam, S. S., Anderson, K. S. J., Anderson, S. F., Annes, J., Bahcall, N. A., Bailer-Jones, C. A. L., Baldry, I. K., Barentine, J. C., Beers, T. C., Belokurov, V., Berlind, A., Bernardi, M., Blanton, M. R., Bochanski, J. J., Boroski, W. N., Bramich, D. M., Brewington, H. J., ... Zucker, D. B. (2007). The fifth data release of the sloan digital sky survey. Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series, 172(2), 634-644. https://doi.org/10.1086/518864