Optical selection of quasars: SDSS and LSST

Željko Ivezić, W. Niel Brandt, Xiaohui Fan, Chelsea L. Macleod, Gordon T. Richards, Peter Yoachim

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Abstract

Over the last decade, quasar sample sizes have increased from several thousand to several hundred thousand, thanks mostly to SDSS imaging and spectroscopic surveys. LSST, the next-generation optical imaging survey, will provide hundreds of detections per object for a sample of more than ten million quasars with redshifts of up to about seven. We briefly review optical quasar selection techniques, with emphasis on methods based on colors, variability properties and astrometric behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages11-17
Number of pages7
Volume9
EditionS304
ISBN (Print)9781107045248
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronomical Union
NumberS304
Volume9
ISSN (Print)17439213
ISSN (Electronic)17439221

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Keywords

  • galaxies: active
  • quasars: general
  • stars: statistics
  • stars: variables
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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Ivezić, Ž., Brandt, W. N., Fan, X., Macleod, C. L., Richards, G. T., & Yoachim, P. (2014). Optical selection of quasars: SDSS and LSST. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union (S304 ed., Vol. 9, pp. 11-17). (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 9, No. S304). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314003159

Optical selection of quasars : SDSS and LSST. / Ivezić, Željko; Brandt, W. Niel; Fan, Xiaohui; Macleod, Chelsea L.; Richards, Gordon T.; Yoachim, Peter.

Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Vol. 9 S304. ed. Cambridge University Press, 2014. p. 11-17 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; Vol. 9, No. S304).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Ivezić, Ž, Brandt, WN, Fan, X, Macleod, CL, Richards, GT & Yoachim, P 2014, Optical selection of quasars: SDSS and LSST. in Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. S304 edn, vol. 9, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, no. S304, vol. 9, Cambridge University Press, pp. 11-17. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314003159
Ivezić Ž, Brandt WN, Fan X, Macleod CL, Richards GT, Yoachim P. Optical selection of quasars: SDSS and LSST. In Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. S304 ed. Vol. 9. Cambridge University Press. 2014. p. 11-17. (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S304). https://doi.org/10.1017/S1743921314003159
Ivezić, Željko ; Brandt, W. Niel ; Fan, Xiaohui ; Macleod, Chelsea L. ; Richards, Gordon T. ; Yoachim, Peter. / Optical selection of quasars : SDSS and LSST. Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union. Vol. 9 S304. ed. Cambridge University Press, 2014. pp. 11-17 (Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union; S304).
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