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The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample : design, optimization, and usage considerations. / Wake, David A.; Bundy, Kevin; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M.; Yan, Renbin; Blanton, Michael R.; Bershady, Matthew A.; Sánchez-Gallego, José R.; Drory, Niv; Jones, Amy; Kauffmann, Guinevere; Law, David R.; Li, Cheng; MacDonald, Nicholas; Masters, Karen; Thomas, Daniel; Tinker, Jeremy; Weijmans, Anne-Marie; Brownstein, Joel R.

In: The Astronomical Journal, Vol. 154, 86, 04.08.2017.

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Wake, DA, Bundy, K, Diamond-Stanic, AM, Yan, R, Blanton, MR, Bershady, MA, Sánchez-Gallego, JR, Drory, N, Jones, A, Kauffmann, G, Law, DR, Li, C, MacDonald, N, Masters, K, Thomas, D, Tinker, J, Weijmans, A-M & Brownstein, JR 2017, 'The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample: design, optimization, and usage considerations', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 154, 86. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aa7ecc

APA

Wake, D. A., Bundy, K., Diamond-Stanic, A. M., Yan, R., Blanton, M. R., Bershady, M. A., ... Brownstein, J. R. (2017). The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample: design, optimization, and usage considerations. The Astronomical Journal, 154, [86]. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aa7ecc

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Wake DA, Bundy K, Diamond-Stanic AM, Yan R, Blanton MR, Bershady MA et al. The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample: design, optimization, and usage considerations. The Astronomical Journal. 2017 Aug 4;154. 86. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-3881/aa7ecc

Author

Wake, David A. ; Bundy, Kevin ; Diamond-Stanic, Aleksandar M. ; Yan, Renbin ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Bershady, Matthew A. ; Sánchez-Gallego, José R. ; Drory, Niv ; Jones, Amy ; Kauffmann, Guinevere ; Law, David R. ; Li, Cheng ; MacDonald, Nicholas ; Masters, Karen ; Thomas, Daniel ; Tinker, Jeremy ; Weijmans, Anne-Marie ; Brownstein, Joel R. / The SDSS-IV MaNGA sample : design, optimization, and usage considerations. In: The Astronomical Journal. 2017 ; Vol. 154.

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AU - Thomas, Daniel

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