SDSS at the IAC. Ongoing SDSS-III science and SDSS-IV planning: APOGEE-2, eBOSS, MaNGA, TDSS and SPIDERS

Dr. Carlos Allende, Dr. Ismael Pérez Forunon

Abstract

The IAC is the only Spanish Institution participating as a full member in SDSS-III (2009-2014). The survey finishes in June 2014, and will publicly release all data by the end of the year, including H-band high-resolution spectra for 100,000 stars in the Milky Way and optical mid-resolution spectra for 1.5 million LRGs and 160,000 quasars.

SDSS-IV will immediately follow, including spectroscopic surveys of variable sources, x-ray source follow-up observations, galaxy and quasar redshifts, Integral-field-unit spectroscopy of galaxies and high-resolution infrared spectroscopy of galactic stars, organized in the following projects: Time-Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS), SPectroscopic IDentification of ERosita Sources (SPIDERS), Extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS), Mapping Nearby Galaxies at APO (MaNGA), and the APO Galaxy Evolution Experiment 2 (APOGEE-2).

The participation of the IAC in SDSS is gaining strength. As an example, in the first half of 2013, about 13% of the papers published by IAC researchers used SDSS data, and these papers contributed 33% of the citations received by the IAC in the same period. We will provide an overview of SDSS activities at the IAC, and current plans for participating in SDSS-IV (2014-2020).

About the talk

SDSS at the IAC. Ongoing SDSS-III science and SDSS-IV planning: APOGEE-2, eBOSS, MaNGA, TDSS and SPIDERS
Dr. Carlos Allende, Dr. Ismael Pérez Forunon
Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
Tuesday March 18, 2014
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