Spitzer Documentation & Tools
SDSS Observations

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey imaged 16 square degrees of sky, including the Spitzer First Look Survey region, and released these data as part of their Early Release Observations in June, 2001. This dataset includes u',g',r',i',z' images and spectra.

Michael R. Blantona, Douglas P. Finkbeiner b, David W. Hogga, Nikhil Padmanabhanb, and David J. Schlegelb have assembled all the SDSS images of the extragalactic First Look Survey field into four giant mosaics in each of five visual bands. In addition, lower resolution mosaics of the entire field have been created and spectra from the region are provided. JPG files of the mosaics are also provided.

a Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, New York University
b Princeton University Observatory, Princeton University

Retrieve Data

Images and spectra can be retrieved from one of two places:

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The SDSS results presented on this WWW page were obtained with generous support from NASA (grant NAG5-11669) and NSF (grant PHY-0101738). The opinions presented on this page do not represent those of either NASA or NSF.

Funding for the creation and distribution of the SDSS Archive 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. The SDSS Web site is http://www.sdss.org/.

The SDSS is managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) for the Participating Institutions. The Participating Institutions are The University of Chicago, Fermilab, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Japan Participation Group, The Johns Hopkins University, 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.