7 Acknowledgements

We thank Emmanuel Bertin for practical advice on the use of the AstrOmatic software suite; the CFHT staff, in particular the QSO team; the SNLS team, in particular Pierre Astier, Ray Carlberg, Julien Guy, Chris Pritchet, Raynald Pain; CADC, in particular JJ Kavelaars and John Ouelette; the CDS in Strasbourg; the CFHTLS Data Operation Group and the CFHTLS Steering Group. We thank Hendrik Hildebrandt for his contribution in reviewing this release for the CFHT SAC.

Terapix is funded by the French national research agency (CNRS/INSU), the Programme National Cosmologie et Galaxies (PNCG), the Service d’Astrophysique of the Commissariat l’Energie Atomique (CEA/SAp), the Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), the Agence National de la Recherche (ANR) grants ECOSSTAT, DESIR and TG_REGALDIS, and the European FP5 RTD contracts “Astrowise” and “AVO” (Astrophysical Virtual Observatory).

Funding for SDSS-III has been provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Participating Institutions, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The SDSS-III web site is http://www.sdss3.org/.

SDSS-III is managed by the Astrophysical Research Consortium for the Participating Institutions of the SDSS-III Collaboration including the University of Arizona, the Brazilian Participation Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Florida, the French Participation Group, the German Participation Group, Harvard University, the Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, the Michigan State/Notre Dame/JINA Participation Group, Johns Hopkins University, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, New Mexico State University, New York University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Portsmouth, Princeton University, the Spanish Participation Group, University of Tokyo, University of Utah, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of Washington, and Yale University.

This survey makes use of data products from the Two Micron All Sky Survey, which is a joint project of the University of Massachusetts and the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center/California Institute of Technology, funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the National Science Foundation.