SDSS Data Release Publications

Outline

With each data release, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey collaboration has published a Data Release paper, which describes the data, the data acquisition process, and other details of the project.

The most current public data release of the SDSS-III is Data Release 13 (DR13), which was released in July 2016. Details of DR13 are described in the Data Release 13 paper (arXiv:1608.02013).

This page gives links to the published paper for each data release, which serves as the official academic record for that release. When publishing research with data from one or more of our data releases, please reference the appropriate paper from the list below, along with any technical publications necessary for the reader to understand how the data were collected. Please see our guide on how to cite SDSS. Thank you, and we hope you find our data useful!

Data Release 13 (preprint)

F. D. Albaretti et al., The Thirteenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-IV Survey Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory, in prep. (preprint available)

Data Releases 11 and 12

S. Alam, F. D. Albareti, C. Allende Prieto et al., The Eleventh and Twelfth Data Releases of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Final Data from SDSS-III, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 219 (2015) 12.

Data Release 10

C. P. Ahn, R. Alexandroff, C. Allende Prieto et al., The Tenth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 211 (2014) 17.

Data Release 9

C. P. Ahn, R. Alexandroff, C. Allende Prieto et al., The Ninth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Spectroscopic Data from the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 203 (2012) 21.

Data Release 8

H. Aihara, C. Allende Prieto, D. An et al., The Eighth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey: First Data from SDSS-III, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 193 (2011) 29.

Erratum

Astrophysical Journal Supplement 195 (2011) 26.

Data Release 7

K. N. Abazajian, J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros et al., The Seventh Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 182 (2009) 543-558.

Data Release 6

J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros, S. S. Allam et al., The Sixth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 175 (2008) 297-313.

Data Release 5

J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros, S. S. Allam et al., The Fifth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 172 (2007) 634-644.

Data Release 4

J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros, S. S. Allam et al., The Fourth Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astrophysical Journal Supplement 162 (2006) 38-48.

Data Release 3

K. Abazajian, J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros et al., The Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astronomical Journal 129 (2005) 1755-1759.

Orion Release

D. P. Finkbeiner, N. Padmanabhan, D. J. Schlegel et al., Sloan Digital Sky Survey Imaging of Low Galactic Latitude Fields: Technical Summary and Data Release, Astronomical Journal 128 (2004) 2577-2592.

Data Release 2

K. Abazajian, J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros et al., The Second Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astronomical Journal 128 (2004) 502-512.

Data Release 1

K. Abazajian, J. K. Adelman-McCarthy, M. A. Agüeros et al., The First Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, Astronomical Journal 126 (2003) 2081-2086.

Early Data Release

C. Stoughton, R. H. Lupton, M. Bernardi et al., Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Early Data Release, Astronomical Journal 123 (2002) 485-548.

Erratum

Astronomical Journal 123 (2002) 3487-3487.