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Paper: SDSS-RM: A Multi-Object AGN Reverberation Mapping Project
Volume: 507, Multi-Object Spectroscopy in the Next Decade: Big Questions, Large Surveys, and Wide Fields
Page: 367
Authors: Shen, Y.; SDSS-RM collaboration
Abstract: The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Reverberation Mapping (SDSS-RM) project is a dedicated multi-object RM program that simultaneously monitors ∼ 850 quasars at 0.1< z <4.5 with imaging and spectroscopy in order to measure RM lags for a homogeneous AGN sample. The combination of multi-year, high-cadence photometric light curves since 2010 (hundreds of epochs) and dedicated SDSS spectroscopy (32 epochs completed in 2014 with more epochs in 2015 and beyond) will enable important studies on the structure of the broad-line region (BLR), RM lags and BH mass measurements, as well as ancillary science such as quasar variability, host galaxy properties, and quasar absorption lines. I will summarize the current status of the program and present some early science results based on the year-1 SDSS-RM data.
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