The Galaxy Luminosity Function and Luminosity Density at Redshift z = 0.1*

@article{Blanton2002TheGL,
  title={The Galaxy Luminosity Function and Luminosity Density at Redshift z = 0.1*},
  author={Michael R. Blanton and David W. Hogg and Jonathan V. Brinkmann and Andrew J. Connolly and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and Neta A. Bahcall and Masataka Fukugita and J Loveday and Avery Meiksin and Jeffrey A. Munn and Robert Nichol and Sadanori Okamura and Thomas R. Quinn and Donald P. Schneider and Kazuhiro Shimasaku and Michael A. Strauss and Max Tegmark and Michael S. E. Vogeley and David H. Weinberg},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={592},
  pages={819-838}
}
Using a catalog of 147,986 galaxy redshifts and fluxes from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), we measure the galaxy luminosity density at z = 0.1 in five optical bandpasses corresponding to the SDSS bandpasses shifted to match their rest-frame shape at z = 0.1. We denote the bands 0.1u, 0.1g, 0.1r, 0.1i, 0.1z with λeff = (3216, 4240, 5595, 6792, 8111 A), respectively. To estimate the luminosity function, we use a maximum likelihood method that allows for a general form for the shape of the… 
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