The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE)

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Title:
The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE)
Author:
Majewski, Steven R. ( 0000-0003-2025-3147 ) ; Schiavon, Ricardo P.; Frinchaboy, Peter M. ( 0000-0002-0740-8346 ) ; Prieto, Carlos Allende ( 0000-0002-0084-572X ) ; Barkhouser, Robert; Bizyaev, Dmitry ( 0000-0002-3601-133X ) ; Blank, Basil; Brunner, Sophia; Burton, Adam; Carrera, Ricardo ( 0000-0001-6143-8151 ) ; Chojnowski, S. Drew ( 0000-0001-9984-0891 ) ; Cunha, Kátia; Epstein, Courtney; Fitzgerald, Greg; Pérez, Ana E. García ( 0000-0003-2184-6198 ) ; Hearty, Fred R.; Henderson, Chuck; Holtzman, Jon A. ( 0000-0002-9771-9622 ) ; Johnson, Jennifer A. ( 0000-0001-7258-1834 ) ; Lam, Charles R.; Lawler, James E. ( 0000-0001-5579-9233 ) ; Maseman, Paul; Mészáros, Szabolcs; Nelson, Matthew; Nguyen, Duy Coung; Nidever, David L. ( 0000-0002-1793-3689 ) ; Pinsonneault, Marc ( 0000-0002-7549-7766 ) ; Shetrone, Matthew ( 0000-0003-0509-2656 ) ; Smee, Stephen; Smith, Verne V.; Stolberg, Todd; Skrutskie, Michael F.; Walker, Eric; Wilson, John C.; Zasowski, Gail; Anders, Friedrich; Basu, Sarbani ( 0000-0002-6163-3472 ) ; Beland, Stephane; Blanton, Michael R. ( 0000-0003-1641-6222 ) ; Bovy, Jo ( 0000-0001-6855-442X ) ; Brownstein, Joel R. ( 0000-0002-8725-1069 ) ; Carlberg, Joleen ( 0000-0001-5926-4471 ) ; Chaplin, William ( 0000-0002-5714-8618 ) ; Chiappini, Cristina; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Elsworth, Yvonne; Feuillet, Diane ( 0000-0002-3101-5921 ) ; Fleming, Scott W. ( 0000-0003-0556-027X ) ; Galbraith-Frew, Jessica; García, Rafael A.; García-Hernández, D. Aníbal ( 0000-0002-1693-2721 ) ; Gillespie, Bruce A.; Girardi, Léo ( 0000-0002-6301-3269 ) ; Gunn, James E.; Hasselquist, Sten; Hayden, Michael R. ( 0000-0001-7294-9766 ) ; Hekker, Saskia ( 0000-0002-1463-726X ) ; Ivans, Inese; Kinemuchi, Karen ( 0000-0001-7908-7724 ) ; Klaene, Mark; Mahadevan, Suvrath ( 0000-0001-9596-7983 ) ; Mathur, Savita ( 0000-0002-0129-0316 ) ; Mosser, Benoît; Muna, Demitri; Munn, Jeffrey A. ( 0000-0002-4603-4834 ) ; Nichol, Robert C.; O’Connell, Robert W. ( 0000-0002-8190-7573 ) ; Parejko, John K.; Robin, A. C.; Rocha-Pinto, Helio; Schultheis, Matthias ( 0000-0002-6590-1657 ) ; Serenelli, Aldo M.; Shane, Neville ( 0000-0003-1024-7739 ) ; Aguirre, Victor Silva ( 0000-0002-6137-903X ) ; Sobeck, Jennifer S.; Thompson, Benjamin; Troup, Nicholas W. ( 0000-0003-3248-3097 ) ; Weinberg, David H. ( 0000-0001-7775-7261 ) ; Zamora, Olga
Affiliation:
Univ Arizona, Steward Observ
Issue Date:
2017-08-14
Publisher:
IOP PUBLISHING LTD
Citation:
The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) 2017, 154 (3):94 The Astronomical Journal
Journal:
The Astronomical Journal
Rights:
© 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
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Abstract:
The Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), one of the programs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), has now completed its systematic, homogeneous spectroscopic survey sampling all major populations of the Milky Way. After a three-year observing campaign on the Sloan 2.5 m Telescope, APOGEE has collected a half million high-resolution (R similar to 22,500), high signal-to-noise ratio (>100), infrared (1.51-1.70 mu m) spectra for 146,000 stars, with time series information via repeat visits to most of these stars. This paper describes the motivations for the survey and its overall design-hardware, field placement, target selection, operations-and gives an overview of these aspects as well as the data reduction, analysis, and products. An index is also given to the complement of technical papers that describe various critical survey components in detail. Finally, we discuss the achieved survey performance and illustrate the variety of potential uses of the data products by way of a number of science demonstrations, which span from time series analysis of stellar spectral variations and radial velocity variations from stellar companions, to spatial maps of kinematics, metallicity, and abundance patterns across the Galaxy and as a function of age, to new views of the interstellar medium, the chemistry of star clusters, and the discovery of rare stellar species. As part of SDSS-III Data Release 12 and later releases, all of the APOGEE data products are publicly available.
ISSN:
1538-3881
DOI:
10.3847/1538-3881/aa784d
Keywords:
Galaxy: abundances; Galaxy: evolution; Galaxy: formation; Galaxy: kinematics and dynamics; Galaxy: stellar content; Galaxy: structure
Version:
Final published version
Sponsors:
National Science Foundation [AST-1109178, AST-1616636]; Gemini Observatory; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness [AYA-2011-27754]; NASA [NNX12AE17G]; Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Hungarian NKFI of the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office [K-119517]; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science
Additional Links:
http://stacks.iop.org/1538-3881/154/i=3/a=94?key=crossref.7c7b5a12ff580bd0c9b363a4ff2955b2

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dc.contributor.authorMajewski, Steven R.en
dc.contributor.authorSchiavon, Ricardo P.en
dc.contributor.authorFrinchaboy, Peter M.en
dc.contributor.authorPrieto, Carlos Allendeen
dc.contributor.authorBarkhouser, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorBizyaev, Dmitryen
dc.contributor.authorBlank, Basilen
dc.contributor.authorBrunner, Sophiaen
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Adamen
dc.contributor.authorCarrera, Ricardoen
dc.contributor.authorChojnowski, S. Drewen
dc.contributor.authorCunha, Kátiaen
dc.contributor.authorEpstein, Courtneyen
dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Gregen
dc.contributor.authorPérez, Ana E. Garcíaen
dc.contributor.authorHearty, Fred R.en
dc.contributor.authorHenderson, Chucken
dc.contributor.authorHoltzman, Jon A.en
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Jennifer A.en
dc.contributor.authorLam, Charles R.en
dc.contributor.authorLawler, James E.en
dc.contributor.authorMaseman, Paulen
dc.contributor.authorMészáros, Szabolcsen
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Duy Coungen
dc.contributor.authorNidever, David L.en
dc.contributor.authorPinsonneault, Marcen
dc.contributor.authorShetrone, Matthewen
dc.contributor.authorSmee, Stephenen
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Verne V.en
dc.contributor.authorStolberg, Todden
dc.contributor.authorSkrutskie, Michael F.en
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Ericen
dc.contributor.authorWilson, John C.en
dc.contributor.authorZasowski, Gailen
dc.contributor.authorAnders, Friedrichen
dc.contributor.authorBasu, Sarbanien
dc.contributor.authorBeland, Stephaneen
dc.contributor.authorBlanton, Michael R.en
dc.contributor.authorBovy, Joen
dc.contributor.authorBrownstein, Joel R.en
dc.contributor.authorCarlberg, Joleenen
dc.contributor.authorChaplin, Williamen
dc.contributor.authorChiappini, Cristinaen
dc.contributor.authorEisenstein, Daniel J.en
dc.contributor.authorElsworth, Yvonneen
dc.contributor.authorFeuillet, Dianeen
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Scott W.en
dc.contributor.authorGalbraith-Frew, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, Rafael A.en
dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Hernández, D. Aníbalen
dc.contributor.authorGillespie, Bruce A.en
dc.contributor.authorGirardi, Léoen
dc.contributor.authorGunn, James E.en
dc.contributor.authorHasselquist, Stenen
dc.contributor.authorHayden, Michael R.en
dc.contributor.authorHekker, Saskiaen
dc.contributor.authorIvans, Ineseen
dc.contributor.authorKinemuchi, Karenen
dc.contributor.authorKlaene, Marken
dc.contributor.authorMahadevan, Suvrathen
dc.contributor.authorMathur, Savitaen
dc.contributor.authorMosser, Benoîten
dc.contributor.authorMuna, Demitrien
dc.contributor.authorMunn, Jeffrey A.en
dc.contributor.authorNichol, Robert C.en
dc.contributor.authorO’Connell, Robert W.en
dc.contributor.authorParejko, John K.en
dc.contributor.authorRobin, A. C.en
dc.contributor.authorRocha-Pinto, Helioen
dc.contributor.authorSchultheis, Matthiasen
dc.contributor.authorSerenelli, Aldo M.en
dc.contributor.authorShane, Nevilleen
dc.contributor.authorAguirre, Victor Silvaen
dc.contributor.authorSobeck, Jennifer S.en
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Benjaminen
dc.contributor.authorTroup, Nicholas W.en
dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, David H.en
dc.contributor.authorZamora, Olgaen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T15:46:24Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-14T15:46:24Z-
dc.date.issued2017-08-14-
dc.identifier.citationThe Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE) 2017, 154 (3):94 The Astronomical Journalen
dc.identifier.issn1538-3881-
dc.identifier.doi10.3847/1538-3881/aa784d-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/625493-
dc.description.abstractThe Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE), one of the programs in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III), has now completed its systematic, homogeneous spectroscopic survey sampling all major populations of the Milky Way. After a three-year observing campaign on the Sloan 2.5 m Telescope, APOGEE has collected a half million high-resolution (R similar to 22,500), high signal-to-noise ratio (>100), infrared (1.51-1.70 mu m) spectra for 146,000 stars, with time series information via repeat visits to most of these stars. This paper describes the motivations for the survey and its overall design-hardware, field placement, target selection, operations-and gives an overview of these aspects as well as the data reduction, analysis, and products. An index is also given to the complement of technical papers that describe various critical survey components in detail. Finally, we discuss the achieved survey performance and illustrate the variety of potential uses of the data products by way of a number of science demonstrations, which span from time series analysis of stellar spectral variations and radial velocity variations from stellar companions, to spatial maps of kinematics, metallicity, and abundance patterns across the Galaxy and as a function of age, to new views of the interstellar medium, the chemistry of star clusters, and the discovery of rare stellar species. As part of SDSS-III Data Release 12 and later releases, all of the APOGEE data products are publicly available.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation [AST-1109178, AST-1616636]; Gemini Observatory; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness [AYA-2011-27754]; NASA [NNX12AE17G]; Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Hungarian NKFI of the Hungarian National Research, Development and Innovation Office [K-119517]; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Energy Office of Scienceen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIOP PUBLISHING LTDen
dc.relation.urlhttp://stacks.iop.org/1538-3881/154/i=3/a=94?key=crossref.7c7b5a12ff580bd0c9b363a4ff2955b2en
dc.rights© 2017. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectGalaxy: abundancesen
dc.subjectGalaxy: evolutionen
dc.subjectGalaxy: formationen
dc.subjectGalaxy: kinematics and dynamicsen
dc.subjectGalaxy: stellar contenten
dc.subjectGalaxy: structureen
dc.titleThe Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment (APOGEE)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Steward Observen
dc.identifier.journalThe Astronomical Journalen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en
dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen
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