Spectroscopic target selection for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: the luminous red galaxy sample

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dc.contributor.author Eisenstein, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Annis, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Gunn, James en_US
dc.contributor.author Szalay, Alexander en_US
dc.contributor.author Connolly, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Nichol, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.author Bahcall, Neta en_US
dc.contributor.author Bernardi, Mariangela en_US
dc.contributor.author Burles, Scott en_US
dc.contributor.author Castander, Francisco en_US
dc.contributor.author Fukugita, Masataka en_US
dc.contributor.author Hogg, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Ivezic, Zeljko en_US
dc.contributor.author Knapp, Gillian en_US
dc.contributor.author Lupton, Robert en_US
dc.contributor.author Narayanan, Vijay en_US
dc.contributor.author Postman, Marc en_US
dc.contributor.author Riechart, Dan en_US
dc.contributor.author Richmond, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Schneider, Donald en_US
dc.contributor.author Schlegel, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Strauss, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author SubbaRao, Mark en_US
dc.contributor.author Tucker, Douglas en_US
dc.contributor.author Vanden Berk, Daniel en_US
dc.contributor.author Vogeley, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Weinberg, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Yanny, Brian en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-08T18:52:59Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-06-08T18:52:59Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2001-11 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Astronomical Journal 122N5 (2001) 2267-2280 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1538-3881 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1953 en_US
dc.description Also archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/0108153 v1 9 Aug 2001 en_US
dc.description.abstract We describe the target selection and resulting properties of a spectroscopic sample of luminous, red galaxies (LRG) from the imaging data of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). These galaxies are selected on the basis of color and magnitude to yield a sample of luminous, intrinsically red galaxies that extends fainter and further than the main flux-limited portion of the SDSS galaxy spectroscopic sample. The sample is designed to impose a passively-evolving luminosity and rest- frame color cut to a redshift of 0.38. Additional, yet more luminous, red galaxies are included to a redshift of 0.5. Approximately 12 of these galaxies per square degree are targeted for spectroscopy, so the sample will number over 100,000 with the full survey. SDSS commissioning data indicate that the algorithm efficiently selects luminous (Mg −21.4), red galaxies, that the spectroscopic success rate is very high, and that the resulting set of galaxies is approximately volume-limited out to z = 0.38. When the SDSS is complete, the LRG spectroscopic sample will fill over 1h−3 Gpc3 with an approximately homogeneous population of galaxies and will therefore be well suited to studies of large-scale structure and clusters out to z = 0.5. (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas). en_US
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dc.publisher University of Chicago Press: Astronomical Journal en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 122 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries no. 5 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries issue 1751 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries pps. 2267-2280 en_US
dc.subject Cosmology-observations en_US
dc.subject Galaxies-clusters en_US
dc.subject Galaxies-distances and redshifts en_US
dc.subject Galaxies-elliptical and lenticular en_US
dc.title Spectroscopic target selection for the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: the luminous red galaxy sample en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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