Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 217, Issue 1–2, pp 27–30 | Cite as

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

  • Stephen M. Kent
I. Infrared and Other Sky Surveys


The Sloan Digital Sky Survey is a project which will produce a detailed digital phometric map of half the northern sky to about 23 magnitude using a special purpose wide field telescope of 2.5 meter aperture. This map will be used to select about a million galaxies and 100,000 quasars, for which high resolution spectra will be obtained using the same telescope. A catalog will be produced of all the detected objects, about 100 million galaxies and a similar number of stars, and a million quasar candidates.

Key words

Surveys SDSS 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephen M. Kent
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  1. 1.Fermi National Accelerator LaboratoryBataviaUSA

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