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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.



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