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dc.contributor.authorReid, Beth
dc.contributor.authorHo, Shirley
dc.contributor.authorPadmanabhan, Nikhil
dc.contributor.authorPercival, Will J.
dc.contributor.authorTinker, Jeremy
dc.contributor.authorTojeiro, Rita
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Martin
dc.contributor.authorEisenstein, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.authorMaraston, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Ashley J.
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Ariel G.
dc.contributor.authorSchlegel, David
dc.contributor.authorSheldon, Erin
dc.contributor.authorStrauss, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorWake, David
dc.contributor.authorBeutler, Florian
dc.contributor.authorBizyaev, Dmitry
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Adam S.
dc.contributor.authorBrownstein, Joel R.
dc.contributor.authorChuang, Chia-Hsun
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Kyle
dc.contributor.authorHarding, Paul
dc.contributor.authorKitaura, Francisco-Shu
dc.contributor.authorLeauthaud, Alexie
dc.contributor.authorMasters, Karen
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Cameron K.
dc.contributor.authorMore, Surhud
dc.contributor.authorOlmstead, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorOravetz, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorNuza, Sebastián E.
dc.contributor.authorPan, Kaike
dc.contributor.authorParejko, John
dc.contributor.authorPforr, Janine
dc.contributor.authorPrada, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez-Torres, Sergio
dc.contributor.authorSalazar-Albornoz, Salvador
dc.contributor.authorSamushia, Lado
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Donald P.
dc.contributor.authorScóccola, Claudia G.
dc.contributor.authorSimmons, Audrey
dc.contributor.authorVargas-Magana, Mariana
dc.identifier.citationReid , B , Ho , S , Padmanabhan , N , Percival , W J , Tinker , J , Tojeiro , R , White , M , Eisenstein , D J , Maraston , C , Ross , A J , Sánchez , A G , Schlegel , D , Sheldon , E , Strauss , M A , Thomas , D , Wake , D , Beutler , F , Bizyaev , D , Bolton , A S , Brownstein , J R , Chuang , C-H , Dawson , K , Harding , P , Kitaura , F-S , Leauthaud , A , Masters , K , McBride , C K , More , S , Olmstead , M D , Oravetz , D , Nuza , S E , Pan , K , Parejko , J , Pforr , J , Prada , F , Rodríguez-Torres , S , Salazar-Albornoz , S , Samushia , L , Schneider , D P , Scóccola , C G , Simmons , A & Vargas-Magana , M 2016 , ' SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey data release 12 : galaxy target selection and large-scale structure catalogues ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 455 , no. 2 , pp. 1553-1573 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 239827448
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 2c5d758f-6954-4e0c-8db0-61e54bcfd62f
dc.identifier.otherBibCode: 2016MNRAS.455.1553R
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84981216597
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000368007100031
dc.description.abstractThe Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) III project, has provided the largest survey of galaxy redshifts available to date, in terms of both the number of galaxy redshifts measured by a single survey, and the effective cosmological volume covered. Key to analysing the clustering of these data to provide cosmological measurements is understanding the detailed properties of this sample. Potential issues include variations in the target catalogue caused by changes either in the targeting algorithm or properties of the data used, the pattern of spectroscopic observations, the spatial distribution of targets for which redshifts were not obtained, and variations in the target sky density due to observational systematics. We document here the target selection algorithms used to create the galaxy samples that comprise BOSS. We also present the algorithms used to create large-scale structure catalogues for the final Data Release (DR12) samples and the associated random catalogues that quantify the survey mask. The algorithms are an evolution of those used by the BOSS team to construct catalogues from earlier data, and have been designed to accurately quantify the galaxy sample. The code used, designated mksample, is released with this paper.
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societyen
dc.rights© 2015 The Authors. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. This work is made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the final published version of the work, which was originally published at
dc.subjectCosmology: observationsen
dc.subject(Cosmology:) large-scale structure of Universeen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleSDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey data release 12 : galaxy target selection and large-scale structure cataloguesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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