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The eighth data release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First data from SDSS-III

Aihari, Hiroaki; Aubourg, E; Brinkmann, Jonathan; Kollmeier, Juna; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Oravetz, Daniel; Palanque-Delabrouille, N; Rich, J; Schlesinger, Katharine; Steinmetz, Matthias; Yanny, Brian; Rix, Hans-Walter


The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) started a new phase in 2008 August, with new instrumentation and new surveys focused on Galactic structure and chemical evolution, measurements of the baryon oscillation feature in the clustering of galaxies and the quasar Lyα forest, and a radial velocity search for planets around 8000 stars. This paper describes the first data release of SDSS-III (and the eighth counting from the beginning of the SDSS). The release includes five-band imaging of roughly 5200...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
DOI: 10.1088/0067-0049/193/2/29


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