SDSS-DR5 quasar catalog

The fourth edition of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) Quasar Catalog, made from the SDSS Fifth Data Release, contains 77,429 objects; this is an increase of over 30,000 entries since the previous edition (Schneider et al., Cat. ). The catalog consists of the objects in the SDSS Fifth Data Release that have luminosities larger than M_i_=-22.0 (in a cosmology with Ho=70km.s-1.Mpc-1, {Omega}M=0.3, and {Omega}{Lambda}=0.7), have at least one emission line with FWHM larger than 1000km.s-1 or have interesting or complex absorption features, are fainter than i~15.0, and have highly reliable redshifts. The area covered by the catalog is about 5740deg^2^. The quasar redshifts range from 0.08 to 5.41, with a median value of 1.48; the catalog includes 891 quasars at redshifts greater than 4, of which 36 are at redshifts greater than 5. Approximately half of the catalog quasars have i<19; nearly all have i<21. For each object the catalog presents positions accurate to better than 0.2" rms per coordinate, five-band (ugriz) CCD-based photometry with typical accuracy of 0.03mag, and information on the morphology and selection method. The catalog also contains basic radio, near-infrared, and X-ray emission properties of the quasars, when available, from other large-area surveys. The calibrated digital spectra cover the wavelength region 3800-9200{AA} at a spectral resolution of about 2000; the spectra can be retrieved from the public database using the information provided in the catalog. The average SDSS colors of quasars as a function of redshift, derived from the catalog entries, are presented in tabular form. Approximately 96% of the objects in the catalog were discovered by the SDSS.

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Creator Schneider D.P.; Hall P.B.; Richards G.T.; Strauss M.A.; Vanden Berk D.E.,Anderson S.F.; Brandt W.N.; Fan X.; Jester S.; Gray J.; Gunn J.E.,Subbarao M.U.; Thakar A.R.; Stoughton C.; Szalay A.S.; Yanny B.; York D.G.,Bahcall N.A.; Barentine J.; Blanton M.R.; Brewington H.; Brinkmann J.,Brunner R.J.; Castander F.J.; Csabai I.; Frieman J.A.; Fukugita M.,Harvanek M.; Hogg D.W.; Ivezic Z.; Kent S.M.; Kleinman S.J.; Knapp G.R.,Kron R.G.; Krzesinski J.; Long D.C.; Lupton R.H.; Nitta A.; Pier J.R.,Saxe D.H.; Shen Y.; Snedden S.A.; Weinberg D.H.; Wu J.
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Publication Year 2010
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Resource Type Dataset; AstroObjects
Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Cosmology; Galactic and extragalactic Astronomy; High Energy Astrophysics; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics; Stellar Astronomy