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The ninth data release of the sloan digital sky survey: First spectroscopic data from the sdss-iii baryon oscillation spectroscopic survey

Aubourg, E; Bailey, S; Brinkmann, Jonathan; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Manchado, A.; Martell, S L; McBride, Cameron K; Oravetz, Daniel; Palanque-Delabrouille, N; Rich, J; Robin, A. C.; Schlesinger, Katharine; Yanny, Brian

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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) presents the first spectroscopic data from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). This ninth data release (DR9) of the SDSS project includes 535,995 new galaxy spectra (median z 0.52), 102,100 new quasar spectra (median z 2.32), and 90,897 new stellar spectra, along with the data presented in previous data releases. These spectra were obtained with the new BOSS spectrograph and were taken between 2009 December and 2011 July. In addition,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78357
Source: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/203/2/21

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