Classification and characterization of objects from the galaxy evolution explorer survey and the sloan digital sky survey

Luciana Bianchi, Mark Seibert, Wei Zheng, David A. Thilker, Peter G. Friedman, Ted K. Wyder, Jose Donas, Tom A. Barlow, Yong Ik Byun, Karl Forster, Timothy M. Heckman, Patrick N. Jelinsky, Young Wook Lee, Barry F. Madore, Roger F. Malina, D. Christopher Martin, Bruno Milliard, Patrick Morrissey, Susan G. Neff, R. Michael RichDavid Schiminovich, Oswald H.W. Siegmund, Todd Small, Alex S. Szalay, Barry Y. Welsh

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Abstract

We use the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) Medium Imaging Survey (MIS) and All-sky Imaging Survey (AIS) data available in the first internal release, matched to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) catalogs in the overlapping regions, to classify objects by comparing the multiband photometry to model colors. We show an example of the advantage of such broad wavelength coverage (GALEX far-UV and near-UV, SDSS ugriz) in classifying objects and augmenting the existing samples and catalogs. From the MIS (AIS) sample over an area of 75 (92) deg2, we select a total of 1736 (222) QSO candidates at redshifts less than 2, significantly extending the number of fainter candidates and moderately increasing the number of bright objects in the SDSS list of spectroscopically confirmed QSOs. Numerous hot stellar objects are also revealed by the UV colors, as expected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L27-L30
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume619
Issue number1 II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 20

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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Bianchi, L., Seibert, M., Zheng, W., Thilker, D. A., Friedman, P. G., Wyder, T. K., Donas, J., Barlow, T. A., Byun, Y. I., Forster, K., Heckman, T. M., Jelinsky, P. N., Lee, Y. W., Madore, B. F., Malina, R. F., Martin, D. C., Milliard, B., Morrissey, P., Neff, S. G., ... Welsh, B. Y. (2005). Classification and characterization of objects from the galaxy evolution explorer survey and the sloan digital sky survey. Astrophysical Journal, 619(1 II), L27-L30. https://doi.org/10.1086/423710