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1999ApJS..123..377N - Astrophys. J., Suppl. Ser., 123, 377-435 (1999/August-0)

Catalog of four-color photometry of stars, galaxies, and QSOs using SDSS filters.

NEWBERG H.J., RICHARDS G.T., RICHMOND M. and FAN X.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present a catalog containing the measurements of 2262 sources, including 334 extended sources, 1915 point sources, and 13 known QSOs, in five SDSS passbands. Of these objects, over 1600 are measured in 15 fields covering 0.5 deg2, with a limiting magnitude of r*<19.5, similar to the photometric limit of the SDSS spectroscopic survey. Color plots of the data show that stars, galaxies, and quasars are fairly well separated by color alone. The stellar locus populates a ribbon-like subset of color-color-color space. It is shown that stars, galaxies, and QSOs tend toward the same fundamental plane in three-dimensional color space. The stars are compared with synthetic photometry from Kurucz models; the agreement is consistent with the errors in the data. The stellar locus moves in color space by about a tenth of a magnitude from r*=14 to r*=19.5. The shift is consistent with a shift in the metallicity from about [Me/H]=-1 to [Me/H]=-2. We compare this with previously measured metallicity gradients as a function of distance from the galactic plane.

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Journal keyword(s): Catalogs - Galaxies: Photometry - Galaxies: Quasars: General - Stars: Fundamental Parameters - Techniques: Photometric

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/ApJS/123/377): table5.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 5: NRRF JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=2261.

CDS comments: T.1: ASTROM C and F not identified.

Simbad objects: 2246

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