Photographic surveys taken with the UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST)The major photographic surveys undertaken by the UK Schmdit are listed in the table below. Apart from the H-alpha survey all were taken on standard field centres (5 degrees apart).
The Red, Infrared and H-alpha surveys are still on-going. The status of these surveys can be viewed here.
Further details of the surveys and atlases originating from the UK and other Schmidt telescopes can be found here .
Survey Colour Sky Coverage of Approx name field centres lim mag Southern-J blue -90 < Dec < -20 Bj=22.5 Equatorial-J (EJ) blue -15 < Dec < 0 Bj=22.5 Southern-R (AAO-R) red -90 < Dec < -20 R=21.5 Equatorial-R (ER) red -15 < Dec < 0 R=21.5 Milky Way I/SR * Infrared Dec < 0 & |b| < 10 I=19.5 (SR, R=18) High Latitude I Infrared Dec < 0 & |b| > 10 I=19,5 H-alpha H-alpha 233 4-degree fields Ha=21.5 covering the Galactic plane and Magellanic clouds * - each I-plate in the I/SR survey was accompanied by a short exposure red plate.
UK Schmidt Telescope, Anglo-Australian Observatory