Tutorials Overview

These pages provide detailed worked examples of SDSS data retrieval using the various interfaces provided. In addition, we provide discussions of how to access and read some of the unusual file types used in the survey, and perform certain operations, such as calibration.

Getting Started

Survey-specific examples

These tutorials provide concrete step-by-step instructions for accomplishing specific tasks commonly encountered in working with SEGUE, APOGEE, and MARVELS survey data. For more information about what each survey offers in DR12, see the pages in each survey’s section of the DR12 documentation:

Click on one of the links below to go to one of the examples of how to access survey-specific data, contained in these Tutorials or in the survey-specific sections of the DR12 documentation.

Infrared spectra: APOGEE

IFU spectra: MaNGA

Stellar radial velocities: MARVELS