MaNGA Technical Papers


These technical papers describe various aspects of the technical operation of MaNGA from how the MaNGA Fiber Feed was constructed, to the MaNGA target selection and how we reduce the data.


K. Bundy, et al., Overview of the SDSS-IV MaNGA Survey: Mapping Nearby Galaxies at Apache Point Observatory, Astrophysical Journal 798 (2015) 7; adsabs:2015ApJ...798....7B; arXiv:1412.1482.

R. Yan, et al., SDSS-IV MaNGA IFS Galaxy Survey --- Survey Design, Execution, and Initial Data Quality, Astronomical Journal 152 (2016) 197; adsabs:2016AJ....152..197Y; arXiv:1607.08613.

Instrumentation, Target Selection, and Observing Strategy

N. Drory, et al., The MaNGA Integral Field Unit Fiber Feed System for the Sloan 2.5-m Telescope, Astronomical Journal 149 (2015) 77; adsabs:2015AJ....149...77D; arXiv:1412.1535.

D. Wake, et al., The SDSS-IV MaNGA Sample: Design, Optimization, and Usage Considerations, Astronomical Journal 154 (2017) 86W; adsabs:2017AJ....154...86W; arXiv:1707.02989.

D. Law, et al., Observing Strategy for the SDSS-IV/MaNGA IFU Galaxy Survey, Astronomical Journal 150 (2015) 19; adsabs:2015AJ....150...19L; arXiv:1505.04285.

Data Reduction

D. Law, et al., The Data Reduction Pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU Galaxy Survey, Astronomical Journal 152 (2016) 83; adsabs:2016AJ....152...83L; arXiv:1607.08619.

R. Yan, et al., SDSS-IV/MaNGA: Spectrophotometric Calibration Technique, Astronomical Journal 151 (2016) 8; adsabs:2016AJ....151...8Y; arXiv:1511.01496.

D. Law, et al., SDSS-IV MaNGA: Modeling the Spectral Line-spread Function to Subpercent Accuracy , Astronomical Journal 161 (2021) 52; adsabs:2021AJ....161...52L; arXiv:2011.04675.

Data Analysis

K. Westfall et al., The Data Analysis Pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU Galaxy Survey: Overview, Astronomical Journal 158 (2019) 6; adsabs:2019AJ....158..231W; arXiv:1901.00856.

F. Belfiore et al., The Data Analysis Pipeline for the SDSS-IV MaNGA IFU Galaxy Survey: Emission-Line Modeling , Astronomical Journal 158 (2019) 4; adsabs:2019AJ....158..160B; arXiv:1901.00866.


B. Cherinka, et al., Marvin: A Tool Kit for Streamlined Access and Visualization of the SDSS-IV MaNGA Data Set, Astronomical Journal 158 (2019) 74; adsabs:2019AJ....158...74C; arXiv:1812.03833.

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