SDSS-V: Pioneering Panoptic Spectroscopy

Juna A. Kollmeier, Gail Zasowski, Hans Walter Rix, Matt Johns, Scott F Anderson, Niv Drory, Jennifer A Johnson, Richard Pogge, Jonathan C. Bird, Guillermo A. Blanc, Joel R. Brownstein, Jeffrey D. Crane, Mark Klaene, Kathryn Kreckel, Nick MacDonald, Andrea Merloni, Thomas O'Brien, Jose Sanchez-Gallego, Conor Sayres, Yue ShenAni Thakar, Andrew Tkachenko, Conny M Aerts, Michael R. Blanton, Daniel J Eisenstein, Jon Holtzmann, Dan Moaz, Kirpal Nandra, Constance Rockosi, David Weinberg, Jo Bovy, Andrew R. Casey, Julio Chaname, Nicolas Clerc, Charlie Conroy, Michael Eracleous, Boris T. Gänsicke, Saskia Hekker, Keith Horne, Jens Kauffman, Kristen McQuinn, Eric Pellegrini, Eva Schinnerer, Edward Schlafly, Axel Schwope, Mark Seibert, Johanna Teske, Jennifer van Saders, Andres Almeida, Brett H. Andrews, Maria Argudo-Fernández, Vladimir Avila-Reese, Carles Badenes, John Bally, Kathleen Ann Barger, Curtis M Bartosz, Sarbani Basu, Franz Bauer, Rachael Beaton, Francesco Belfiore, Eric C Bellm, Matthew A. Bershady, Dmitry Bizyaev, Médéric Boquien, Mohamed Bouri, W. Brandt, Jonathan Brinkmann, Alyson Brooks, Kevin Bundy, Adam J. Burgasser, Joleen Carlberg, Stefane Caseiro, William J Chaplin, Brian Cherinka, Cristina Chiappini, Chia Hsun Chuang, Chris Collins, Michael Crenshaw, Katia Cunha, Julianne Dalcanton, Axel De La MacOrra, Aleksander Diamond-Stanic, Francesco Di Mille, John Donor, Tom Dwelly, Jason Eastman, Eric Emsellem, Xiaohui Fan, J. G. Fernandez-Trincado, Diane Feuillet, N Filiz Ak, Douglas Finkbeiner, Alexis Finoguenov, Peter M. Frinchaboy, Rafael A Garcia, Patrick Gualme, Ortwin Gerhard, Bruce A. Gillespie, Yilen Gómez Maqueo Chew, Paul J Green, James E Gunn, Daryl Haggard, Patrick Hall, Suzanne Hawley, Lynne Hillenbrand, Natalie Hinkel, D W Hoard, David W Hogg, Eric Hooper, Phillip Horler, Laura Inno, Amy Jones, Jean Paul Kneib, Luzius Kronig, Shrinivas R Kulkarni, David Law, Adam Leroy, Xin Liu, Chelsea L. MacLeod, Andres Meza, Andrea Miglio, Ivan Minchev, Dante Minniti, John S. Mulchaey, Adam D. Myers, Jeffrey A. Newman, David L. Nidever, Christian Nitschelm, Stefano Pasetto, J E G Peek, Yingjie Peng, Joshua Pepper, Marc Pinsonneault, Adrian M. Price-Whelan, M. Jordan Raddick, Mubdi Rahman, David Rapetti, Florent Renaud, Carlos Román-Zúñiga, Jessie Runnoe, Jan Rybizki, David J Schlegel, Donald P Schneider, Aldo Serenelli, J Michael Shull, Victor Silva Aguirre, Joshua D Simon, M F Skrutskie, Stephen Smee, Jennifer Sobeck, Garrett Somers, Keivan Stassun, Matthias Steinmetz, Guy S. Stringfellow, Robert Szabo, Jamie Tayar, Kirill Tchernyshyov, Yuan Sen Ting, Nicholas Troup, Juan David Trujillo, Jonathan Trump, Rene Walterbos, Benjamin Weaver, Anne-Marie Weijmans, Vivienne Wild, Marsha Wolf, Yongquan Xue, Renbin Yan, Konstanze Zwintz

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Abstract

SDSS-V will be an all-sky, multi-epoch spectroscopic survey of over six million objects. It is designed to decode the history of the Milky Way Galaxy (MW), trace the emergence of the chemical
elements, reveal the inner workings of stars, and investigate the origin of planets. It will also create an integral-field spectroscopic map of the interstellar gas in the Galaxy and the Local Group
that is 1,000 times larger than the current state of the art and at high enough spatial resolution to
reveal the self-regulation mechanisms of galactic ecosystems. SDSS-V will pioneer systematic,
spectroscopic monitoring across the whole sky, revealing changes on timescales from 20 minutes
to 20 years. The survey will thus track the flickers, flares, and radical transformations of the most
luminous persistent objects in the universe: massive black holes growing at the centers of galaxies.
The scope and flexibility of SDSS-V will be unique among both extant and anticipated spectroscopic surveys: it is all-sky, with matched survey infrastructures in both hemispheres; it provides
near-infrared and optical multi-object fiber spectroscopy that is rapidly reconfigurable to serve high
target densities, targets of opportunity, and time-domain monitoring; and it provides optical, ultrawide-field integral field spectroscopy. SDSS-V, with its programs anticipated to start in 2020,
will be perfectly timed to multiply the scientific output from major space missions (e.g., TESS,
Gaia, Spektr-RG–eROSITA) and ground-based projects. SDSS-V builds on the 25-year heritage of
SDSS’s advances in data analysis, collaboration spirit and infrastructure, and product deliverables
in astronomy. The project is now refining its science scope, optimizing the survey strategies, and
developing new hardware that builds on the SDSS-IV infrastructure. We present here an overview
of the current state of these developments. SDSS-V is actively seeking to build its consortium of
institutional and individual members for a worldwide, partner-driven collaboration.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputpre-print server
PublisherarXiv.org
Number of pages24
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2017

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Kollmeier, J. A., Zasowski, G., Rix, H. W., Johns, M., Anderson, S. F., Drory, N., ... Zwintz, K. (2017, Nov 9). SDSS-V: Pioneering Panoptic Spectroscopy. arXiv.org.