Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV: Mapping the Milky Way, Nearby Galaxies, and the Distant Universe

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title = "Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV: Mapping the Milky Way, Nearby Galaxies, and the Distant Universe",
abstract = "We describe the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV (SDSS-IV), a project encompassing three major spectroscopic programs. The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment 2 (APOGEE-2) is observing hundreds of thousands of Milky Way stars at high resolution and high signal-to-noise ratios in the near-infrared. The Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory (MaNGA) survey is obtaining spatially resolved spectroscopy for thousands of nearby galaxies (median z ∼ 0.03). The extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) is mapping the galaxy, quasar, and neutral gas distributions between z ~ 0.6 and 3.5 to constrain cosmology using baryon acoustic oscillations, redshift space distortions, and the shape of the power spectrum. Within eBOSS, we are conducting two major subprograms: the SPectroscopic IDentification of eROSITA Sources (SPIDERS), investigating X-ray AGNs and galaxies in X-ray clusters, and the Time Domain Spectroscopic Survey (TDSS), obtaining spectra of variable sources. All programs use the 2.5 m Sloan Foundation Telescope at the Apache Point Observatory; observations there began in Summer 2014. APOGEE-2 also operates a second near-infrared spectrograph at the 2.5 m du Pont Telescope at Las Campanas Observatory, with observations beginning in early 2017. Observations at both facilities are scheduled to continue through 2020. In keeping with previous SDSS policy, SDSS-IV provides regularly scheduled public data releases; the first one, Data Release 13, was made available in 2016 July.",
keywords = "cosmology: observations, galaxies: general, Galaxy: general, instrumentation: spectrographs, stars: general, surveys",
author = "Blanton, {Michael R.} and Bershady, {Matthew A.} and Bela Abolfathi and Albareti, {Franco D.} and Prieto, {Carlos Allende} and Andres Almeida and Javier Alonso-Garc{\'i}a and Friedrich Anders and Anderson, {Scott F.} and Brett Andrews and Erik Aquino-Ort{\'i}z and Alfonso Arag{\'o}n-Salamanca and Maria Argudo-Fern{\'a}ndez and Eric Armengaud and Eric Aubourg and Vladimir Avila-Reese and Carles Badenes and Stephen Bailey and Barger, {Kathleen A.} and Jorge Barrera-Ballesteros and Curtis Bartosz and Dominic Bates and Falk Baumgarten and Julian Bautista and Rachael Beaton and Beers, {Timothy C.} and Francesco Belfiore and Bender, {Chad F.} and Berlind, {Andreas A.} and Mariangela Bernardi and Florian Beutler and Bird, {Jonathan C.} and Dmitry Bizyaev and Blanc, {Guillermo A.} and Michael Blomqvist and Bolton, {Adam S.} and M{\'e}d{\'e}ric Boquien and Jura Borissova and Bosch, {Remco Van Den} and Jo Bovy and Brandt, {William N.} and Jonathan Brinkmann and Brownstein, {Joel R.} and Kevin Bundy and Burgasser, {Adam J.} and Etienne Burtin and Busca, {Nicol{\'a}s G.} and Michele Cappellari and Carigi, {Maria Leticia Delgado} and Carlberg, {Joleen K.} and Rosell, {Aurelio Carnero} and Ricardo Carrera and Chanover, {Nancy J.} and Brian Cherinka and Edmond Cheung and Chew, {Yilen G{\'o}mez Maqueo} and Cristina Chiappini and Choi, {Peter Doohyun} and Drew Chojnowski and Chuang, {Chia Hsun} and Haeun Chung and Cirolini, {Rafael Fernando} and Nicolas Clerc and Cohen, {Roger E.} and Johan Comparat and Costa, {Luiz Da} and Cousinou, {Marie Claude} and Kevin Covey and Crane, {Jeffrey D.} and Croft, {Rupert A.C.} and Irene Cruz-Gonzalez and Cuadra, {Daniel Garrido} and Katia Cunha and Damke, {Guillermo J.} and Jeremy Darling and Roger Davies and Kyle Dawson and Macorra, {Axel De La} and Flavia Dell'Agli and Lee, {Nathan De} and Timoth{\'e}e Delubac and Mille, {Francesco Di} and Aleks Diamond-Stanic and Mariana Cano-D{\'i}az and John Donor and Downes, {Juan Jos{\'e}} and Niv Drory and Bourboux, {H{\'e}lion Du Mas Des} and Duckworth, {Christopher J.} and Tom Dwelly and Jamie Dyer and Garrett Ebelke and Eigenbrot, {Arthur D.} and Eisenstein, {Daniel J.} and Eric Emsellem and Mike Eracleous and Stephanie Escoffier and Evans, {Michael L.} and Xiaohui Fan and Emma Fern{\'a}ndez-Alvar and Fernandez-Trincado, {J. G.} and Feuillet, {Diane K.} and Alexis Finoguenov and Fleming, {Scott W.} and Andreu Font-Ribera and Alexander Fredrickson and Gordon Freischlad and Frinchaboy, {Peter M.} and Fuentes, {Carla E.} and Llu{\'i}s Galbany and R. Garcia-Dias and Garc{\'i}a-Hern{\'a}ndez, {D. A.} and Patrick Gaulme and Doug Geisler and Gelfand, {Joseph D.} and H{\'e}ctor Gil-Mar{\'i}n and Gillespie, {Bruce A.} and Daniel Goddard and Violeta Gonzalez-Perez and Kathleen Grabowski and Green, {Paul J.} and Grier, {Catherine J.} and Gunn, {James E.} and Hong Guo and Julien Guy and Alex Hagen and Changhoon Hahn and Matthew Hall and Paul Harding and Sten Hasselquist and Hawley, {Suzanne L.} and Fred Hearty and Hern{\'a}ndez, {Jonay I.Gonzalez} and Shirley Ho and Hogg, {David W.} and Kelly Holley-Bockelmann and Holtzman, {Jon A.} and Holzer, {Parker H.} and Joseph Huehnerhoff and Hutchinson, {Timothy A.} and Hwang, {Ho Seong} and Ibarra-Medel, {H{\'e}ctor J.} and Ilha, {Gabriele Da Silva} and Ivans, {Inese I.} and Keshawn Ivory and Kelly Jackson and Jensen, {Trey W.} and Johnson, {Jennifer A.} and Amy Jones and Henrik J{\"o}nsson and Eric Jullo and Vikrant Kamble and Karen Kinemuchi and David Kirkby and Kitaura, {Francisco Shu} and Mark Klaene and Knapp, {Gillian R.} and Kneib, {Jean Paul} and Kollmeier, {Juna A.} and Ivan Lacerna and Lane, {Richard R.} and Dustin Lang and Law, {David R.} and Daniel Lazarz and Youngbae Lee and Goff, {Jean Marc Le} and Liang, {Fu Heng} and Cheng Li and Hongyu Li and Jianhui Lian and Marcos Lima and Lihwai Lin and Lin, {Yen Ting} and Lis, {Sara Bertran De} and Lizaola, {Miguel Angel C.De Icaza} and Dan Long and Sara Lucatello and Britt Lundgren and MacDonald, {Nicholas K.} and Machado, {Alice Deconto} and Macleod, {Chelsea L.} and Suvrath Mahadevan and Maia, {Marcio Antonio Geimba} and Roberto Maiolino and Majewski, {Steven R.} and Elena Malanushenko and Viktor Malanushenko and Arturo Manchado and Shude Mao and Claudia Maraston and Rui Marques-Chaves and Thomas Masseron and Masters, {Karen L.} and McBride, {Cameron K.} and McDermid, {Richard M.} and Brianne McGrath and McGreer, {Ian D.} and {Medina Pe{\~n}a}, Nicol{\'a}s and Matthew Melendez and Andrea Merloni and Merrifield, {Michael R.} and Szabolcs Meszaros and Andres Meza and Ivan Minchev and Dante Minniti and Takamitsu Miyaji and Surhud More and John Mulchaey and Francisco M{\"u}ller-S{\'a}nchez and Demitri Muna and Munoz, {Ricardo R.} and Myers, {Adam D.} and Preethi Nair and Kirpal Nandra and Nascimento, {Janaina Correa Do} and Alenka Negrete and Melissa Ness and Newman, {Jeffrey A.} and Nichol, {Robert C.} and Nidever, {David L.} and Christian Nitschelm and Pierros Ntelis and O'Connell, {Julia E.} and Oelkers, {Ryan J.} and Audrey Oravetz and Daniel Oravetz and Zach Pace and Nelson Padilla and Nathalie Palanque-Delabrouille and Palicio, {Pedro Alonso} and Kaike Pan and Parejko, {John K.} and Taniya Parikh and Isabelle P{\^a}ris and Changbom Park and Patten, {Alim Y.} and Sebastien Peirani and Marcos Pellejero-Ibanez and Samantha Penny and Percival, {Will J.} and Ismael Perez-Fournon and Patrick Petitjean and Pieri, {Matthew M.} and Marc Pinsonneault and Alice Pisani and Radosław Poleski and Francisco Prada and Abhishek Prakash and Queiroz, {Anna B{\'a}rbara De Andrade} and Raddick, {M. Jordan} and Anand Raichoor and Rembold, {Sandro Barboza} and Hannah Richstein and Riffel, {Rogemar A.} and Rog{\'e}rio Riffel and Rix, {Hans Walter} and Robin, {Annie C.} and Rockosi, {Constance M.} and Sergio Rodr{\'i}guez-Torres and A. Roman-Lopes and Carlos Rom{\'a}n-Z{\~n}iga and Margarita Rosado and Ross, {Ashley J.} and Graziano Rossi and John Ruan and Rossana Ruggeri and Rykoff, {Eli S.} and Salvador Salazar-Albornoz and Mara Salvato and S{\'a}nchez, {Ariel G.} and Aguado, {D. S.} and S{\'a}nchez-Gallego, {Jos{\'e} R.} and Santana, {Felipe A.} and Santiago, {Bas{\'i}lio Xavier} and Conor Sayres and Schiavon, {Ricardo P.} and Schimoia, {Jaderson Da Silva} and Schlafly, {Edward F.} and Schlegel, {David J.} and Schneider, {Donald P.} and Mathias Schultheis and Schuster, {William J.} and Axel Schwope and Seo, {Hee Jong} and Zhengyi Shao and Shiyin Shen and Matthew Shetrone and Michael Shull and Simon, {Joshua D.} and Danielle Skinner and Skrutskie, {M. F.} and Anže Slosar and Smith, {Verne V.} and Sobeck, {Jennifer S.} and Flavia Sobreira and Garrett Somers and Diogo Souto and Stark, {David V.} and Keivan Stassun and Fritz Stauffer and Matthias Steinmetz and Thaisa Storchi-Bergmann and Alina Streblyanska and Stringfellow, {Guy S.} and Genaro Su{\'a}rez and Jing Sun and Nao Suzuki and Laszlo Szigeti and Manuchehr Taghizadeh-Popp and Baitian Tang and Charling Tao and Jamie Tayar and Mita Tembe and Johanna Teske and Thakar, {Aniruddha R.} and Daniel Thomas and Thompson, {Benjamin A.} and Tinker, {Jeremy L.} and Patricia Tissera and Rita Tojeiro and Toledo, {Hector Hernandez} and Torre, {Sylvain De La} and Christy Tremonti and Troup, {Nicholas W.} and Octavio Valenzuela and Valpuesta, {Inma Martinez} and Jaime Vargas-Gonz{\'a}lez and Mariana Vargas-Maga{\~n}a and Vazquez, {Jose Alberto} and Sandro Villanova and M. Vivek and Nicole Vogt and David Wake and Rene Walterbos and Yuting Wang and Weijmans, {Anne Marie} and Weinberg, {David H.} and Westfall, {Kyle B.} and Whelan, {David G.} and Vivienne Wild and John Wilson and Wood-Vasey, {W. M.} and Dominika Wylezalek and Ting Xiao and Renbin Yan and Meng Yang and Ybarra, {Jason E.} and Christophe Y{\`e}che and Nadia Zakamska and Olga Zamora and Pauline Zarrouk and Gail Zasowski and Kai Zhang and Zhao, {Gong Bo} and Zheng Zheng and Xu Zhou and Zhou, {Zhi Min} and Zhu, {Guangtun B.} and Manuela Zoccali and Hu Zou",
year = "2017",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3847/1538-3881/aa7567",
language = "English",
volume = "154",
journal = "Astronomical Journal",
issn = "1538-3881",
publisher = "IOP Publishing",
number = "1",