Sloan Digital Sky Survey at the CFA
Data Release 6


A selection of the SDSS Data Release 6 (DR6) databases and associated files has been transferred to CFA. Each of these has been condensed by choosing a (we hope!) useful subset of the columns, and converted to Starbase tables, which are rows of tab-separated columns of ASCII characters.

The majority of the "best" photometric database (not including the image thumbnails) and all of the spectral databases (as reduced at Princeton by David Spergel et al.) have been so condensed. The files locally are stored in the directory:

Much, much more information than could be provided here is available at the SDSS main web site

To ensure you get the latest version of the Starbase programs and the tools described below, please set your PATH variable to include the following two directories at its beginning:


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