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stellarMassStarformingPortSPECTRO Estimated stellar masses for SDSS and BOSS galaxies (Portsmouth method, star-forming model).
Stellar masses using the method of Maraston et al. (2006). These fit stellar evolution models to the SDSS photometry, using the known BOSS redshifts. The star-formation model uses a metallicity (specified in the 'metallicity' column) and one of three star-formation histories: constant, truncated, and exponentially declining ('tau'). The type, and relevant time scale, are given in the 'SFH' column. The 'age' listed gives the start time for the onset of star-formation in each model. In this table we assume the Kroupa IMF.