THE NINTH DATA RELEASE OF THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY: FIRST SPECTROSCOPIC DATA FROM THE SDSS-III BARYON OSCILLATION SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY

@article{Ahn2012THEND,
  title={THE NINTH DATA RELEASE OF THE SLOAN DIGITAL SKY SURVEY: FIRST SPECTROSCOPIC DATA FROM THE SDSS-III BARYON OSCILLATION SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY},
  author={Christopher P. Ahn and Rachael M. Alexandroff and Carlos Allende Prieto and Scott F. Anderson and Timothy Anderton and Brett H. Andrews and Eric Aubourg and Stephen Bailey and Eduardo Balbinot and Rory Barnes and Julian E. Bautista and Timothy C. Beers and Alessandra Beifiori and Andreas A. Berlind and Vaishali Bhardwaj and Dmitry Bizyaev and Cullen H. Blake and Michael R. Blanton and Michael Blomqvist and John J. Bochanski and Adam S. Bolton and Arnaud Borde and Jo Bovy and William Nielsen Brandt and Jonathan Brinkmann and Peter. J. Brown and Joel R. Brownstein and Kevin Bundy and Nicolas Busca and William C. Carithers and Aurelio R. Carnero and Michael A. Carr and Dana I. Casetti-Dinescu and Yan-Mei Chen and Cristina Chiappini and Johan Comparat and Natalia Connolly and Justin R. Crepp and Stefano Cristiani and Rupert Croft and Antonio J. Cuesta and L. N. da Costa and James. R. A. Davenport and Kyle S. Dawson and Roland de Putter and Nathan De Lee and Timoth'ee Delubac and Saurav Dhital and Anne Ealet and Garrett L. Ebelke and Edward M. Edmondson and Daniel J. Eisenstein and St'ephanie Escoffier and Massimiliano Esposito and Michael L. Evans and Xiaohui Fan and Bruno Femen{\'i}a Castell{\'a} and Emma Fern{\'a}ndez Alvar and Leticia D. Ferreira and N. Filiz Ak and Hayley Finley and Scott W. Fleming and Andreu Font-Ribera and Peter M. Frinchaboy and Domingo An'ibal Garc'ia-Hern'andez and A. E. Garc'ia P'erez and Jian Ge and Ricardo T. G'enova-Santos and Bruce A. Gillespie and L{\'e}o Girardi and Jonay I. Gonz{\'a}lez Hern{\'a}ndez and Eva K. Grebel and James E. Gunn and Hong Guo and Daryl Haggard and J. C. Hamilton and David W. Harris and Suzanne L. Hawley and Fred R. Hearty and Shirley Ho and David W. Hogg and Jon A. Holtzman and Klaus Honscheid and Joseph Huehnerhoff and Inese I. Ivans and Zeljko Ivezi'c and Heather R. Jacobson and Linhua Jiang and Jonas Johansson and Jennifer A. Johnson and Guinevere Kauffmann and David Kirkby and Jessica Ann Kirkpatrick and Mark A. Klaene and Gillian R. Knapp and Jean-Paul Kneib and J.-M. Le Goff and Alexie Leauthaud and Khee Gan Lee and Young Sun Lee and Daniel C. Long and Craig P. Loomis and Sara Lucatello and Britt Fisher Lundgren and Robert H. Lupton and Bo Ma and Zhibo Ma and Nicholas MacDonald and Claude E. Mack and Suvrath Mahadevan and Marcio A. G. Maia and Steven R. Majewski and Martin Makler and Elena Malanushenko and Viktor Malanushenko and Arturo Manchado and Rachel Mandelbaum and Marc Manera and Claudia Maraston and Daniel Margala and Sarah L. Martell and Cameron McBride and Ian D. McGreer and Richard G. McMahon and Brice M'enard and Szabolcs M{\'e}sz{\'a}ros and Jordi Miralda-Escud'e and Antonio D Montero-Dorta and Francesco Montesano and Heather L. Morrison and Demitri Muna and Jeffrey A. Munn and Hitoshi Murayama and Adam D. Myers and Angelo Fausti Neto and Duy Cuong Nguyen and Robert C. Nichol and David L. Nidever and Pasquier Noterdaeme and Sebasti{\'a}n E. Nuza and R. L. C. Ogando and Matthew D. Olmstead and Daniel J. Oravetz and Russell E. Owen and Nikhil Padmanabhan and Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille and Kaike Pan and John K. Parejko and Prachi Parihar and Isabelle P{\^a}ris and Petchara Pattarakijwanich and Joshua A. Pepper and Will J Percival and Ismael P'erez-Fournon and Ignasi P{\'e}rez-R{\`a}fols and Patrick Petitjean and J Pforr and Matthew M. Pieri and Marc H. Pinsonneault and Gustavo F. Porto de Mello and Francisco Prada and Adrian. M. Price-Whelan and M. Jordan Raddick and Rafael Rebolo and James Rich and Gordon T. Richards and Annie C. Robin and Helio J. Rocha-Pinto and Constance M. Rockosi and Natalie A. Roe and Ashley J. Ross and Nicholas P. Ross and Graziano Rossi and Jos{\'e} Alberto Rubi{\~n}o-Mart{\'i}n and Lado Samushia and Jorge S{\'a}nchez Almeida and Ariel G. S'anchez and Bas{\'i}lio Xavier Santiago and Conor Sayres and David J. Schlegel and Katharine J. Schlesinger and Sarah J. Schmidt and Donald P. Schneider and Mathias Schultheis and Axel Schwope and Claudia G. Sc'occola and Uros Seljak and Erin S. Sheldon and Yue Shen and Yiping Shu and Jennifer A. Simmerer and Audrey Simmons and Ramin A. Skibba and Michael F. Skrutskie and An{\vz}e Slosar and Flavia Sobreira and Jennifer S. Sobeck and Keivan G. Stassun and Oliver Steele and Matthias Steinmetz and Michael A. Strauss and A. Streblyanska and Nao Suzuki and Mollye E. C. Swanson and Tomer Tal and Aniruddha R. Thakar and Daniel Thomas and Benjamin A. Thompson and Jeremy L. Tinker and Rita Tojeiro and Christy A. Tremonti and M. Vargas Maga{\~n}a and Licia Verde and Matteo Viel and S. Vikas and Nicole Paula Vogt and David A. Wake and Ji Wang and Benjamin Alan Weaver and David H. Weinberg and Benjamin J. Weiner and Andrew A. West and Martin White and John C. Wilson and John P. Wisniewski and W. Michael Wood-Vasey and Brian Yanny and Ch. Y{\'e}che and Donald G. York and Olga Zamora and Gail Zasowski and Idit Zehavi and Gong-Bo Zhao and Zheng Zheng and Guangtun Ben Zhu and Joel C. Zinn},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series},
  year={2012},
  volume={203}
}
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