We present the 158 standard stars that define the u'g'r'i'z' photometric system. These stars form the basis for the photometric calibration of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The defining instrument system and filters, the observing process, the reduction techniques, and the software used to create the stellar network are all described. We briefly discuss the history of the star selection process, the derivation of a set of transformation equations for the UBVRCIC system, and plans for future work.
The Astronomical Journal
- Pub Date:
- April 2002
- Stars: Fundamental Parameters;
- References to URLs in paper have been updated to reflect moved website. Accepted by AJ. 50 pages, including 20 pages of text, 9 tables, and 15 figures. Plain ASCII text versions of Tables 8 and 9 can be found at http://home.fnal.gov/~dtucker/ugriz/index.html (new URL)