The Sloan Digital Sky Survey QSO absorption line catalogue

Donald G. York, Daniel Vanden Berk, Gordon T. Richards, Arlin P.S. Crotts, Pushpa Khare, James Lauroesch, Martin Lemoine, Scott Burles, Mariangela Bernardi, Francisco J. Castander, Josh Frieman, Jon Loveday, Avery Meiksin, Robert Nichol, David Schlegel, Donald P. Schneider, Mark Subbarao, Chris Stoughton, Alex Szalay, Brian YannyYusra Alsayyad, Abhishek Kumar, Britt Lundgren, Natela Shanidze, Johnny Vanlandingham, Matthew Wood, Britt Baugher, Jon Brinkmann, Robert Brunner, Masaaka Fukugita, Patrick B. Hall, Timothy M. Heckman, Lewis M. Hobbs, Craig J. Hogan, Lam Hui, Edward B. Jenkins, Daniel Kunstz, Brice Menard, Osamu Nakamura, Jean M. Quashnock, Michael Stein, Aniruddha R. Thakar, David Turnshek, Daniel E. Welty

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The spectra of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) are being used to construct a catalogue of QSO absorption lines, for use in studies of abundances, relevant radiation fields, number counts as a function of redshift, and other matters, including the evolution of these parameters. The catalogue includes intervening, associated, and BAL absorbers, in order to allow a clearer definition of the relationships between these three classes. We describe the motivation for and the data products of the project to build the SDSS QSO absorption line catalogue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Issue numberC199
StatePublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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