The Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

  title={The Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey},
  author={Jennifer K. Adelman-McCarthy and Marcel A. Ag{\"u}eros and Sahar S. Allam and C. Allende Prieto and Kurt S. Anderson and Scott F. Anderson and James Annis and Neta A. Bahcall and Coryn A. L. Bailer-Jones and Ivan K. Baldry and John C. Barentine and B. A. Bassett and Andrew C. Becker and Timothy C. Beers and Eric F. Bell and Andreas A. Berlind and Mariangela Bernardi and Michael Blanton and John J. Bochanski and William N. Boroski and J. Brinchmann and John Brinkmann and R. J. Brunner and Tamas Budavari and Samuel Carliles and Michael A. Carr and Francisco Javier Castander and David Cinabro and R. J. Cool and Kevin Covey and Istv{\'a}n Csabai and Carlos EP Cunha and James R. A. Davenport and Ben Dilday and Mamoru Doi and Daniel J. Eisenstein and Michael L. Evans and Xiaohui Fan and Douglas P. Finkbeiner and Scott Duke Kominers Becker Friedman and Joshua A. Frieman and Masataka Fukugita and Boris T. Gaensicke and Evalyn I. Gates and Bruce A. Gillespie and Karl Glazebrook and Jim Gray and Eva K. Grebel and James E. Gunn and Vijay K. Gurbani and Patrick B. Hall and Paul Harding and Michael Harvanek and Suzanne L. Hawley and J. Hayes and Timothy M. Heckman and John S. Hendry and Robert B. Hindsley and Christopher M. Hirata and Craig J. Hogan and David W. Hogg and Joseph Hyde and Shin-ichi Ichikawa and Željko Ivezic̀ and Sebastian Jester and J. A. Johnson and A. M. Jorgensen and Mario Juric and Stephen M. Kent and Ruben Kessler and Scott Kleinman and Gillian R. Knapp and Richard G. Kron and Jurek Krzesinski and Nikolay Kuropatkin and Donald Q. Lamb and Hubert Lampeitl and Svetlana Lebedeva and Young S. Lee and R. French Leger and S{\'e}bastien L{\'e}pine and Marcos Paulo Antunes de Lima and Huan Lin and Daniel C. Long and Craig P. Loomis and Jon N. Loveday and Robert H. Lupton and Olena Malanushenko and Viktor Malanushenko and Rachel Mandelbaum and Bruce Margon and John P. Marriner and Takahiko Matsubara and Peregrine M. McGehee and Timothy A. McKay and Avery Meiksin and Heather L. Morrison and Jeffrey A. Munn and Reiko Nakajima and Eric Neilsen and Heidi Jo Newberg and Robert C. Nichol and Tom Nicinski and Mar{\'i}a A. Nieto-Santisteban and Atsuko Nitta and S. Okamura and Russell N. Owen and Hiroaki Oyaizu and Nikhil Padmanabhan and Kaike Pan and Changbom Park and Jeffrey R. Pier and A. Pope and Norbert Purger and M. Jordan Raddick and Paola Re Fiorentin and Gordon Richards and M. Richmond and Adam G. Riess and Hans-Walter Rix and Constance M. Rockosi and Masao Sako and David J. Schlegel and Donald P. Schneider and Matthias R. Schreiber and Axel D. Schwope and U Senatore Seljak and Branimir Sesar and Erin Sheldon and Kazu Shimasaku and T. S. Sivarani and James A Smith and Stephanie A. Snedden and Matthias Steinmetz and Michael A. Strauss and Mark SubbaRao and Yasushi Suto and Alexander S. Szalay and Istvan Szapudi and Paula Szkody and Max Tegmark and Aniruddha R. Thakar and Christy A. Tremonti and Douglas L. Tucker and Alan Uomoto and Daniel E. Vanden Berk and Jan vandenBerg and S. Vidrih and Michael S. E. Vogeley and Wolfgang Voges and Nicole P. Vogt and Yogesh G. Wadadekar and David H. Weinberg and Andrew A. West and Simon D. M. White and Brian C. Wilhite and Brian Yanny and Dan Yocum and Donald G. York and Idit Zehavi and Daniel B. Zucker},
This paper describes the Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.With this data release, the imaging of the northern Galactic cap is now complete. The survey contains images and parameters of roughly 287 million objects over 9583 deg, including scans over a large range of Galactic latitudes and longitudes. The survey also includes 1.27 million spectra of stars, galaxies, quasars, and blank sky (for sky subtraction) selected over 7425 deg . This release includes much more stellar… CONTINUE READING
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