The Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
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This paper describes the Third Data Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey SDSS. This release, containing data taken up through 2003 June, includes imaging data in five bands over 5282 degrees squared, photometric and astrometric catalogs of the 141 million objects detected in these imaging data, and spectra of 528,640 objects selected over 4188 degrees squared. The pipelines analyzing both images and spectroscopy are unchanged from those used in the Second Data Release.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy