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UK Schmidt Survey

(UK Schmidt Southern Sky Survey, ESO/SERC Survey)
(photographic survey of the southern hemisphere sky)

I use the term UK Schmidt Survey (or UK Schmidt Southern Sky Survey or ESO/SERC Survey) for the early work of the UK Schmidt Telescope. The telescope's aim and design were for surveys and it spent its time photographing all the sky it could reach, when done with one filter, repeating with another. The resulting collection of plates is the southern-hemisphere analog to the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) plates known as the Southern Sky Atlas or ESO/SERC Southern Sky Atlas, which have been used for subsequent survey efforts, such as the Digitized Sky Survey, and individual lists of various unusual types of objects.


(survey,photometry,all sky,ESO,SERC)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UK_Schmidt_Telescope
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1989BICDS..37....5R
https://www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/wfau/ukstu/platelib.html

Referenced by:
Abell Catalog
Arp-Madore Catalog of Southern Peculiar Galaxies (AM)
plate measuring machine (APM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
astronomical survey
Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
rare designator prefixes
SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey (SSS)

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