The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

@article{Abazajian2003TheFD,
  title={The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey},
  author={Kevork N. Abazajian and Jennifer K. Adelman-McCarthy and Marcel A. Ag{\"u}eros and Sahar Allam and Scott F. Anderson and James T. Annis and Neta A. Bahcall and Ivan K. Baldry and Steven Bastian and Andreas A. Berlind and Mariangela Bernardi and Michael R. Blanton and Norman Blythe and John J. Bochanski, Jr. and William N. Boroski and Howard J. Brewington and John W. Briggs and Jonathan Brinkmann and Robert J. Brunner and Tam{\'a}s Budav{\'a}ri and Larry N. Carey and Michael A. Carr and Francisco J. Castander and Kuenley Chiu and Matthew J. Collinge and Andrew J. Connolly and Kevin R. Covey and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and Julianne J. Dalcanton and Scott Dodelson and Mamoru Doi and Feng Dong and Daniel J. Eisenstein and Michael Lee Evans and Xiaohui Fan and Paul D. Feldman and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Scott D. Friedman and Joshua A. Frieman and Masataka Fukugita and R. R. Gal and Bruce A. Gillespie and Karl Glazebrook and Carlos F. Gonzalez and Jim Gray and Eva K. Grebel and Lauren Grodnicki and James E. Gunn and Vijay K. Gurbani and Patrick B. Hall and Lei Hao and Daniel R. Harbeck and Frederick H. Harris and Hugh C. Harris and Michael Harvanek and Suzanne L. Hawley and Timothy M. Heckman and Joseph Helmboldt and John S. Hendry and Gregory S. Hennessy and Robert B. Hindsley and David W. Hogg and Donald J. Holmgren and Jon A. Holtzman and Lee Homer and Lam Hui and Shin-ichi Ichikawa and Takashi Ichikawa and John P. Inkmann and Željko Ivezi{\'c} and Sebastian Jester and David E. Johnston and Beatrice Jordan and Wendell P. Jordan and Anders M. Jorgensen and Mario Juri{\'c} and Guinevere Kauffmann and Stephen Kent and Scott J. Kleinman and Gillian R. Knapp and Alexei Yu. Kniazev and Richard G. Kron and Jurek Krzesinski and Peter Z. Kunszt and Nickolai Kuropatkin and Donald Q. Lamb and Hubert Lampeitl and Bryan E. Laubscher and Brian C. Lee and R. French Leger and Nolan Li and Adam Lidz and Huan Lin and Yeong Shang Loh and Daniel C. Long and Jon Loveday and Robert H. Lupton and Tanu Malik and Bruce Margon and Peregrine M. McGehee and Timothy A. Mckay and Avery Meiksin and Gajus A. Miknaitis and Bhasker K. Moorthy and Jeffrey A. Munn and Tara Murphy and Reiko Nakajima and Vijay K. Narayanan and Thomas Nash and Eric H. Neilsen Jr. and Heidi Jo Newberg and P. R. Newman and Robert C. Nichol and Tom Nicinski and Mar{\'i}a A. Nieto-Santisteban and Atsuko Nitta and Michael Odenkirchen and Sadanori Okamura and Jeremiah P. Ostriker and Russell E. Owen and Nikhil Padmanabhan and J. Jr. Peoples and Jeffrey R. Pier and Bart Pindor and Adrian Pope and Thomas R. Quinn and Roman R. Rafikov and Sean N. Raymond and Gordon T. Richards and Michael Richmond and Hans–Walter Rix and Constance M. Rockosi and Joop Schaye and David J. Schlegel and Donald P. Schneider and Joshua Schroeder and Ryan Scranton and Maki Sekiguchi and Uros Seljak and Gary Sergey and Branimir Sesar and Erin S. Sheldon and Kazuhiro Shimasaku and Walter A. Siegmund and Nicole M. Silvestri and A J Sinisgalli and Edwin Sirko and J. Allyn Smith and Vernesa Smol{\vc}i{\'c} and Stephanie A. Snedden and Albert Stebbins and Charles. L. Steinhardt and Gregory S. Stinson and Chris Stoughton and Iskra V. Strateva and Michael A. Strauss and Mark SubbaRao and Alexander S. Szalay and Istv{\'a}n Szapudi and Paula Szkody and Lidia A. M. Tasca and Max Tegmark and Aniruddha R. Thakar and Christy A. Tremonti and Douglas L. Tucker and Alan K. Uomoto and Daniel E. vanden Berk and Jan vandenBerg and Michael S. E. Vogeley and Wolfgang Voges and Nicole Paula Vogt and Lucianne M. Walkowicz and David H. Weinberg and Andrew A. West and Simon D. M. White and Brian C. Wilhite and Beth Willman and Yongzhong Xu and Brian Yanny and Jean Yarger and Naoki Yasuda and C. W. Yip and Dan Yocum and Donald G. York and Nadia L. Zakamska and Idit Zehavi and Wei Zheng and Stefano Zibetti and Daniel B. Zucker},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={126},
  pages={2081 - 2086}
}
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) has validated and made publicly available its First Data Release. This consists of 2099 deg2 of five-band (u, g, r, i, z) imaging data, 186,240 spectra of galaxies, quasars, stars and calibrating blank sky patches selected over 1360 deg2 of this area, and tables of measured parameters from these data. The imaging data go to a depth of r ≈ 22.6 and are photometrically and astrometrically calibrated to 2% rms and 100 mas rms per coordinate, respectively. The… 

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