is an advanced digitising machine for scanning photographic exposures (plates
and films) usually taken
on wide-field Schmidt Telescopes. General details of the machine,
its programme, and how to apply for an exposure to be scanned can be found
The various different sky
survey plate/film collections are also summarised
here whilst SuperCOSMOS broad-band UKST surveys currently
be found here.
The SuperCOSMOS Southern Galactic Plane H-alpha survey offers much in
common with the main SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys
should be particularly valuable to astronomers for several reasons:
- The pixel size is 10 micron (0.67 arcsec), much smaller than the
DSS-I (25 micron) and still smaller than the new DSS-II (15 micron).
- Pixel images and object catalogues (to the full exposure depth) are
available together in a single FITS file. We recommend using the
software package, which can browse the
image and associated catalogue simultaneously in a convenient way.
- This new
H-alpha survey of the Southern Galactic Plane offers a
combination of area coverage,
sensitivity and depth that is currently unsurpassed in a survey of galactic
gaseous emission in terms of these combined properties.
The above link gives further basic details on the survey.
To view the Galactic Plane fields currently on-line in the matched H-alpha/SR2
pass-bands go to Galactic Plane Coverage.
STYLE OF ACCESS.
There are four ways to access the SuperCOSMOS Galactic Plane data
which are described via the link above.
SURVEY DATA FORMATS AVAILABLE.
The above link provides basic information on the variety of data
format options available for the on-line survey data.
More detail on all these issues can be found in the various sections
in the menu bar to the left, especially under
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Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ, UK