Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Early Data Release

@article{Stoughton2002SloanDS,
  title={Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Early Data Release},
  author={Chris Stoughton and Robert H. Lupton and Mariangela Bernardi and Michael R. Blanton and Scott M. Burles and Francisco J. Castander and Andrew J. Connolly and Daniel J. Eisenstein and Joshua A. Frieman and Gregory S. Hennessy and Robert B. Hindsley and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Stephen Kent and Peter Z. Kunszt and Brian Lee and Avery Meiksin and Jeffrey A. Munn and Heidi Jo Newberg and Robert C. Nichol and Tom Nicinski and Jeffrey R. Pier and Gordon T. Richards and Michael Richmond and David J. Schlegel and J. Allyn Smith and Michael A. Strauss and Mark SubbaRao and Alexander S. Szalay and Aniruddha R. Thakar and Douglas L. Tucker and Daniel E. vanden Berk and Brian Yanny and Jennifer Adelman and John E. Anderson, Jr. and Scott F. Anderson and James T. Annis and Neta A. Bahcall and Jon Bakken and Matthias Bartelmann and Steven Bastian and Amanda. E. Bauer and Eileen Berman and Hans B{\"o}hringer and William N. Boroski and Stephen B. Bracker and Charlie Briegel and John W. Briggs and Jonathan Brinkmann and Robert J. Brunner and Larry N. Carey and Michael A. Carr and Bingqiu Chen and Damian J. Christian and Patrick Leslie Colestock and James H. Crocker and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and P. Czarapata and Julianne J. Dalcanton and Arthur F. Davidsen and John Eric Davis and Walter Dehnen and Scott Dodelson and Mamoru Doi and Thomas Dombeck and Megan Donahue and Nancy E. Ellman and Brian R. Elms and Michael L. Evans and Laurent Eyer and Xiaohui Fan and Glenn R. Federwitz and Scott D. Friedman and Masataka Fukugita and R. R. Gal and Bruce A. Gillespie and Karl Glazebrook and Jim Gray and Eva K. Grebel and Bruce Greenawalt and Gretchen Greene and James E. Gunn and E. de Haas and Zolt{\'a}n Haiman and Merle Haldeman and Patrick B. Hall and Masaru Hamabe and Brad Hansen and Frederick H. Harris and Hugh C. Harris and Michael Harvanek and Suzanne L. Hawley and Jeffrey J. E. Hayes and Timothy M. Heckman and Amina Helmi and Arne Anthon Henden and Craig Hogan and David W. Hogg and Donald J. Holmgren and Jon A. Holtzman and Chih-Hao Huang and Charles L. H. Hull and Shin-ichi Ichikawa and Takashi Ichikawa and David E. Johnston and Guinevere Kauffmann and Rita Kim and Timothy Kimball and E. Kinney and Mark A. Klaene and Scott J. Kleinman and Anatoly Klypin and Gillian R. Knapp and John Korienek and Julian H. Krolik and Richard G. Kron and Jurek Krzesinski and Donald Q. Lamb and R. French Leger and Siriluk Limmongkol and Carl Lindenmeyer and Daniel C. Long and Craig Loomis and Jon Loveday and Bryan Mackinnon and Edward J. Mannery and Paul Mantsch and Bruce Margon and Peregrine M. McGehee and Timothy A. Mckay and Brian McLean and Kristen Menou and Aronne Merelli and H. J. Mo and David G. Monet and Osamu Nakamura and Vijay K. Narayanan and Thomas Nash and Eric H. Neilsen Jr. and P. R. Newman and Atsuko Nitta and Michael Odenkirchen and Norio Okada and Sadanori Okamura and Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Russell E. Owen and A. George Pauls and J. Jr. Peoples and R. S. Peterson and Don Petravick and Adrian Pope and Ruth Pordes and Marc Postman and Angela Prosapio and Thomas R. Quinn and Ron Rechenmacher and Claudio Rivetta and Hans–Walter Rix and Constance M. Rockosi and Robert Rosner and Kurt Ruthmansdorfer and Dale Sandford and Donald P. Schneider and Ryan Scranton and Maki Sekiguchi and Gary Sergey and Ravi K. Sheth and Kazuhiro Shimasaku and Stephen A. Smee and Stephanie A. Snedden and Albert Stebbins and Christopher W. Stubbs and Istv{\'a}n Szapudi and Paula Szkody and Gyula Pal Szokoly and Serge Tabachnik and Zlatan I. Tsvetanov and Alan K. Uomoto and Michael S. E. Vogeley and Wolfgang Voges and Patrick Waddell and Ren{\'e} A. M. Walterbos and Shu-i Wang and Masaru Watanabe and David H. Weinberg and Richard L. White and Simon D. M. White and Brian C. Wilhite and David Wolfe and Naoki Yasuda and Donald G. York and Idit Zehavi and Wei Zheng},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={123},
  pages={485 - 548}
}
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