The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Abazajian, Kevork and Sesar, Branimir and Smolčić, Vernesa and Zucker, Daniel B. (2003) The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Astronomical Journal, 126 (4). pp. 2081-2086. ISSN 0004-6256

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has validated and made publicly available its First Data Release. This consists of 2099 deg2 of five-band (u, g, r, i, z) imaging data, 186,240 spectra of galaxies, quasars, stars and calibrating blank sky patches selected over 1360 deg2 of this area, and tables of measured parameters from these data. The imaging data go to a depth of r ≈ 22.6 and are photometrically and astrometrically calibrated to 2% rms and 100 mas rms per coordinate, respectively. The spectra cover the range 3800–9200 Å, with a resolution of 1800–2100. This paper describes the characteristics of the data with emphasis on improvements since the release of commissioning data (the SDSS Early Data Release) and serves as a pointer to extensive published and on-line documentation of the survey.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: atlases; catalogs; surveys
Date: 2003
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics
Additional Information: © 2003 American Astronomical Society. Received 2003 May 27; accepted for publication 2003 July 2; published 2003 October.
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Physics
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Depositing User: Vernesa Smolčić
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2015 15:12

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