The STScI Digital Sky Survey
STScI have scanned a number of photographic sky surveys, and the resultant
pixel data are available off-line on CDROM and via the web at a number
Scans of the Palomar E and UKST J surveys (~1950 - 1980) with 1.7 arcsec
Held on 101 CDROMs, available in the user room at AAO, Epping and the control
room at the AAT.
Accessed using getimage.
(Note that in the sky coverage maps, the northern sky is drawn with negative
Scans of the second epoch Palomar B, R and I, and UKST J, R and I surveys
with 1 arcsec pixels.
Held on ~400 CDROMs per band.
All scanned CDROMs are stored in black wallets in the chartroom at AAO
Epping (Melocco Building). Contact Ray Stathakis (email@example.com)
As of February 2000, the R band is 92% complete (810 fields in the south,
856 fields in the north) covering XDSS 0001 - 0372 (with the exception
of 0058-0060). These maps show the current sky coverage in the south (gif,
and the north (gif,
The J-band is 56% complete covering XDSS 1001 - 1225.
Return to the Databases page
or the AAO homepage.
Ray Stathakis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Last Update: 6 February 2003