AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 131 Galactic Astronomy in the SDSS
Poster, Wednesday, 9:20am-6:30pm, January 11, 2006, Exhibit Hall

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[131.11] The u'g'r'i'z' Southern Hemisphere Standard Star Network

J.A. Smith (LANL/Wyoming), S.S. Allam (Fermilab/Wyoming), D.L. Tucker (Fermilab), J.L. Stute, C.T. Rodgers (Wyoming), C. Stoughton (Fermilab), T.C. Beers (Michigan State/JINA), R.S. French (Miracosta College), P.M. McGehee (LANL)

We announce the completion of the southern hemisphere extension of the u'g'r'i'z' photometric standard star network. This network is the basis of the photometric system used in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and is planned for use in the Dark Energy Survey. We present a summary of, and location (URL) for, the full results. We will present a comparison of the combined northern and southern systems showing the seamless interface at the equator. We present plans for spectroscopy-based enhancement of the system.

Observation time for this project was awarded as part of the NOAO Surveys Programs. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0098410. J.A.S. and J.L.S. acknowledge support from the Los Alamos National Laboratory under project LDRD-20030486DR. T.C.B. acknowledges partial support from grant AST 04-06784, as well as from grant PHY 02-16783, Physics Frontier Center/Joint Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics (JINA), awarded by the US National Science Foundation.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: jasman@lanl.gov

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