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The AAO/UKST SuperCOSMOS Hα survey

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  • Quentin A. Parker
  • S. Phillipps
  • M. J. Pierce
  • M. Hartley
  • 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
  • D. Russeil
  • K. S. Russell

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)689-710
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2005


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 (

    Research areas

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

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