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Title: The fifth data release of the sloan digital sky survey
Authors: Adelman-McCarthy, Jennifer K.
Agueros, Marcel A.
Allam, Sahar S.
Anderson, Kurt S. J.
et al.
Keywords: Atlases;Catalogs;Surveys
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Citation: Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, 172(2): pp. 634-644.
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 deg2 and 1,048,960 spectra of galaxies, quasars, and stars selected from 5713 deg2 of that 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 allowprecise computations of survey geometry for statistical investigations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2594
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