Understanding redshift surveys

  1. ....With Galaxy Explorer 2.0


    Hi!

    I'm doing some personal reaserch on Sloan Digital Sky Survey, and I was wondering if anyone here uses this software?


    If so, could you tell me what the center is?

    For details of the SDSS project check the websites:
    GalaxyExplorer: a 3D visualization tool: http://cas.sdss.org/dr4/en/help/download/
    http://www.sdss.org/
    http://skyserver.sdss.org/




    thank you
     
  2. jcsd
  3. I use the radial search and photometric catalogues a bit. What do you need to know specifically?
     
  4. Sorry, should've uploaded that from the beginning. I zoomed out as far I could to give some perspective. Specifically, I just wanted get some perspective about the middle.


    http://img446.imageshack.us/img446/9670/capture48200631255pm2vf.png


    Here is what the read-me says.

     
  5. SpaceTiger

    SpaceTiger 2,977
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    The center is us (the Milky Way). The pie slices are the parts of the universe that we can see with SDSS. A galaxy's radial distance from us is estimated from its redshift.
     
  6. Thank you, SpaceTiger and matt.o.
     
  7. Chronos

    Chronos 10,217
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