The Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer K. and Agueros, Marcel A. and Allam, Sahar S. and Anderson, Kurt S. J. and Anderson, Scott F. and Annis, James and Bahcall, Neta A. and Baldry, Ivan K. and Barentine, J. C. and Berlind, Andreas and Bernardi, Mariangela and Blanton, Michael R. and Boroski, William N. and Brewington, Howard J. and Brinchmann, Jarle and Brinkmann, J. and Brunner, Robert J. and Budavari, Tamas and Carey, Larry N. and Carr, Michael A. and Castander, Francisco J. and Connolly, A. J. and Csabai, Istvan and Czarapata, Paul C. and Dalcanton, Julianne J. and Doi, Mamoru and Dong, Feng and Eisenstein, Daniel J. and Evans, Michael L. and Fan, Xiaohui and Finkbeiner, Douglas P. and Friedman, Scott D. and Frieman, Joshua A. and Fukugita, Masataka and Gillespie, Bruce and Glazebrook, Karl and Gray, Jim and Grebel, Eva K. and Gunn, James E. and Gurbani, Vijay K. and Haas, Ernst de and Hall, Patrick B. and Harris, Frederick H. and Harvanek, Michael and Hawley, Suzanne L. and Hayes, Jeffrey and Hendry, John S. and Hennessy, Gregory S. and Hindsley, Robert B. and Hirata, Christopher M. and Hogan, Craig J. and Hogg, David W. and Holmgren, Donald J. and Holtzman, Jon A. and Ichikawa, Shin-ichi and Ivezić, Željko and Jester, Sebastian and Johnston, David E. and Jorgensen, Anders M. and Jurić, Mario and Kent, Stephen M. and Kleinman, S. J. and Knapp, G. R. and Kniazev, Alexei Yu. and Kron, Richard G. and Krzesinski, Jurek and Kuropatkin, Nikolay and Lamb, Donald Q. and Lampeitl, Hubert and Lee, Brian C. and Leger, R. French and Lin, Huan and Long, Daniel C. and Loveday, Jon and Lupton, Robert H. and Margon, Bruce and David, Martinez-Delgado and Mandelbaum, Rachel and Matsubara, Takahiko and McGehee, Peregrine M. and McKay, Timothy A. and Meiksin, Avery and Munn, Jeffrey A. and Nakajima, Reiko and Nash, Thomas and Neilsen, Eric H. Jr. and Newberg, Heidi Jo and Newman, Peter R. and Nichol, Robert C. and Nicinski, Tom and Nieto-Santisteban, Maria and Nitta, Atsuko and O’Mullane, William and Okamura, Sadanori and Owen, Russell and Padmanabhan, Nikhil and Pauls, George and Peoples, John Jr. and Pier, Jeffrey R. and Pope, Adrian C. and Pourbaix, Dimitri and Quinn, Thomas R. and Richards, Gordon T. and Richmond, Michael W. and Rockosi, Constance M. and Schlegel, David J. and Schneider, Donald P. and Schroeder, Joshua and Scranton, Ryan and Seljak, Uroš and Sheldon, Erin and Shimasaku, Kazu and Smith, J. Allyn and Smolčić, Vernesa and Snedden, Stephanie A. and Stoughton, Chris and Strauss, Michael A. and SubbaRao, Mark and Szalay, Alexander S. and Szapudi, Istvan and Szkody, Paula and Tegmark, Max and Thakar, Aniruddha R. and Tucker, Douglas L. and Uomoto, Alan and Vanden Berk, Daniel E. and Vandenberg, Jan and Vogeley, Michael S. and Voges, Wolfgang and Vogt, Nicole P. and Walkowicz, Lucianne M. and Weinberg, David H. and West, Andrew A. and White, Simon D. M. and Xu, Yongzhong and Yanny, Brian and Yocum, D. R. and York, Donald G. and Zehavi, Idit and Zibetti, Stefano and Zucker, Daniel B. (2006) The Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 162 (1). pp. 38-48. ISSN 0067-0049

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This paper describes the Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), including all survey-quality data taken through 2004 June. The data release includes five-band photometric data for 180 million objects selected over 6670 deg2 and 673,280 spectra of galaxies, quasars, and stars selected from 4783 deg2 of those imaging data using the standard SDSS target selection algorithms. These numbers represent a roughly 27% increment over those of the Third Data Release; all the data from previous data releases are included in the present release. The Fourth Data Release also includes an additional 131,840 spectra of objects selected using a variety of alternative algorithms, to address scientific issues ranging from the kinematics of stars in the Milky Way thick disk to populations of faint galaxies and quasars.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: atlases; catalogs; surveys
Date: 2006
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics
Additional Information: © 2006 American Astronomical Society. Received 2005 July 29; accepted for publication 2005 September 8; published 2006 January.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Depositing User: Vernesa Smolčić
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 14:55
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 14:57

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