Mass-producing spectra: the SDSS spectrographic system

  title={Mass-producing spectra: the SDSS spectrographic system},
  author={P. R. Newman and Daniel C. Long and Stephanie A. Snedden and Scott J. Kleinman and Atsuko Nitta and Michael Harvanek and Jurek Krzesinski and Howard J. Brewington and John C. Barentine and Eric H. Neilsen and David J. Schlegel},
  booktitle={SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation},
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is the largest redshift survey conducted to date, and the principal survey observations have all been conducted on the dedicated SDSS 2.5m and 0.5m telescopes at Apache Point Observatory. While the whole survey has many unique features, this article concentrates on a description of the systems surrounding the dual fibre-input spectrographs that obtain all the survey spectra and that are capable of recording 5,760 individual spectra per night on an industrial… 
Peering through the OH forest: a new technique to remove residual sky features from Sloan Digital Sky Survey spectra
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) currently provides by far the largest homogeneous sample of intermediate signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio optical spectra of galaxies and quasars. The fully automated
A Spectroscopic Study of the Ancient Milky Way: F- and G-Type Stars in the Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
We perform an analysis of spectra and photometry for 22,770 stars included in the third data release (DR3) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We derive atmospheric parameters and distances. Our
Stellar SEDs from 0.3 to 2.5 μm: Tracing the Stellar Locus and Searching for Color Outliers in the SDSS and 2MASS
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and Two Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS) are rich resources for studying stellar astrophysics and the structure and formation history of the Galaxy. As new surveys
Primary Objective Grating Astronomical Telescope
We propose a new architecture for astronomical telescopy with objective gratings. Unlike a slitless objective grating telescope, we include a slit and a spectrometer in a secondary that is configured
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A long-standing problem of astrophysical research is how to simultaneously obtain spectra of thousands of sources randomly positioned in the field of view of a telescope. Digital Micromirror Devices,
Novel Methods for Predicting Photometric Redshifts from Broadband Photometry Using Virtual Sensors
We calculate photometric redshifts from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Main Galaxy Sample, the Galaxy Evolution Explorer All Sky Survey, and the Two Micron All Sky Survey using two new training-set
We present a detailed study of H i and metals for 110 Mg ii absorption systems discovered at 1.98 ⩽ z ⩽ 5.33 in the infrared spectra of high-redshift QSOs. Using new measurements of rest-frame UV
Solar Contamination in Extreme-precision Radial-velocity Measurements: Deleterious Effects and Prospects for Mitigation
Solar contamination, due to moonlight and atmospheric scattering of sunlight, can cause systematic errors in stellar radial velocity (RV) measurements that significantly detract from the ∼10 cm s−1
We conduct a search for radio stars by combining radio and optical data from the FIRST survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). The faint limit of SDSS makes possible a homogeneous search for


Multiple object spectroscopy - The Medusa spectrograph
An instrument has been built to obtain simultaneous spectra of many objects in the field of view of the Steward 90 inch (2.29 m) telescope. Short lengths of fused silica fiber 300 microns in diameter
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Quasar Catalog. II. First Data Release
We present the second edition of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Catalog. The catalog consists of the 16,713 objects in the SDSS First Data Release that have luminosities larger than Mi =
The Anglo-Australian Observatory 2dF facility
The 2dF (Two-degree Field) facility at the prime focus of the Anglo-Australian Telescope provides multiple-object spectroscopy over a 2° field of view. Up to 400 target fibres can be independently
Spectroscopic Target Selection for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: The Luminous Red Galaxy Sample
We describe the target selection and resulting properties of a spectroscopic sample of luminous red galaxies (LRGs) from the imaging data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). These galaxies are
Spectroscopic Target Selection in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: The Main Galaxy Sample
We describe the algorithm that selects the main sample of galaxies for spectroscopy in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) from the photometric data obtained by the imaging survey. Galaxy photometric
Strip-Mining the Southern Sky: Scratching the Surface
Recent advances in techniques for measuring galaxy redshifts have made it possible to gather large samples that reveal the structure in the universe on scales of 100 Mpc or more. Measurement of these
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Telescope Performance Monitor
The Telescope Performance Monitor installed at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) located at Apache Point Observatory provides access to real-time and archived engineering data and the use of the TPM to solve critical project issues including analysis and correction of thermal management problems are presented.
The Las Campanas Redshift Survey
The Las Campanas Redshift Survey (LCRS) consists of 26418 redshifts of galaxies selected from a CCD-based catalog obtained in the $R$ band. The survey covers over 700 square degrees in 6 strips, each
An Efficient Targeting Strategy for Multiobject Spectrograph Surveys: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey “Tiling” Algorithm
Large surveys using multiobject spectrographs require automated methods for deciding how to efficiently point observations and how to assign targets to each pointing. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey
LAMOST Project and its Current Status
  • H. Su, X. Cui
  • Physics
    SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation
  • 2003
The Large Sky Area Multi-Object Fiber Spectroscopic Telescope (LAMOST) is a quasi-meridian reflecting Schmidt telescope with a clear aperture of 4-meter, a focal length of 20-meter and a field of