The AAO/UKST SuperCOSMOS Hα survey

Quentin A. Parker, S. Phillipps, M. J. Pierce, M. Hartley, N. C. Hambly, M. A. Read, H. T. MacGillivray, S. B. Tritton, C. P. Cass, R. D. Cannon, M. Cohen, J. E. Drew, D. J. Frew, E. Hopewell, S. Mader, D. F. Malin, M. R. W. Masheder, D. H. Morgan, R. A. H. Morris, D. RusseilK. S. Russell, R. N. F. Walker

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The UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST) of the Anglo-Australian Observatory completed a narrow-band Hα plus [NII] 6548, 6584-Åsurvey of the Southern Galactic Plane and Magellanic Clouds in late 2003. The survey, which was the last UKST wide-field photographic survey and the only one undertaken in a narrow-band, is now an online digital data product of the Wide-Field Astronomy Unit of the Royal Observatory Edinburgh (ROE). The survey utilized a high specification, monolithic Hα interference bandpass filter of exceptional quality. In conjunction with the fine-grained Tech-Pan film as a detector it has produced a survey with a powerful combination of area coverage (4000 square degrees), resolution (~1 arcsec) and sensitivity (
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-710
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005


  • astronomical data bases: miscellaneous
  • catalogues
  • surveys
  • stars: emission line
  • photometry


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