The Time-Domain Spectroscopic Survey: Understanding the Optically Variable Sky with SEQUELS in SDSS-III

@article{Ruan2016TheTS,
  title={The Time-Domain Spectroscopic Survey: Understanding the Optically Variable Sky with SEQUELS in SDSS-III},
  author={John J. Ruan and Scott F. Anderson and Paul J. Green and E. Morganson and Michael Eracleous and Adam D. Myers and Carles Badenes and Matthew A. Bershady and William N. Brandt and K. C. Chambers and James. R. A. Davenport and Kyle S. Dawson and Heather Flewelling and Timothy M. Heckman and Jedidah C. Isler and N. Kaiser and Jean-Paul Kneib and Chelsea MacLeod and Isabelle P{\^a}ris and Nicholas P. Ross and Jessie C. Runnoe and Edward F. Schlafly and Sarah J. Schmidt and Donald P. Schneider and Axel Schwope and Yue Shen and Keivan G. Stassun and Paula Szkody and C. Z. Waters and Donald G. York},
  journal={arXiv: Astrophysics of Galaxies},
  year={2016}
}
The Time-Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS) is an SDSS-IV eBOSS subproject primarily aimed at obtaining identification spectra of ~220,000 optically-variable objects systematically selected from SDSS/Pan-STARRS1 multi-epoch imaging. We present a preview of the science enabled by TDSS, based on TDSS spectra taken over ~320 deg^2 of sky as part of the SEQUELS survey in SDSS-III, which is in part a pilot survey for eBOSS in SDSS-IV. Using the 15,746 TDSS-selected single-epoch spectra of… 
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