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By providing homogeneous photometric and spectroscopic data of high quality for very large and objectively selected samples of galaxies, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey allows statistical studies of the physical properties of galaxies and AGN to be carried out at an entirely unprecedented level of precision and detail.
The SDSS Data Release 7 was released on October 31 2008. Here we present catalogues of our own measurements of absorption line indices and emission line fluxes as well as stellar masses, star formation rates and gas-phase oxygen abundance determinations.
For additional and complementary information as well as for reference, our previous releases can be found on this page.
The data presented here were produced by a collaboration of researchers (currently or formerly) from the MPA and the JHU. The team is made up of Stephane Charlot (IAP), Guinevere Kauffmann and Simon White (MPA), Tim Heckman (JHU), Christy Tremonti (Max-Planck for Astronomy, Heidelberg - formerly JHU) and Jarle Brinchmann ( Sterrewach Leiden - formerly MPA).
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a joint project of The University of Chicago, Fermilab, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Japan Participation Group, The Johns Hopkins University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Max-Planck-Institute for Astronomy (MPIA), the Max-Planck-Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), New Mexico State University, University of Pittsburgh, Princeton University, the United States Naval Observatory, and the University of Washington. Funding for the project has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Japanese Monbukagakusho, and the Max Planck Society. www.sdss.org is a winner of the Griffith Observatory's Star Award