Generical informations about the Digitized Sky Survey

The photographic plates of the southern hemisphere was obtained with the and the UK Schmidt Telescope. The UK Schmidt Telescope was operated by the Royal Observatory Edinburgh, with funding from the UK Science and Engineering Research Council, until 1988 June, and thereafter by the Anglo-Australian Observatory. Original plate material is copyright (c) the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and the Anglo-Australian Observatory.

The nouthern hemisphere data are based on photographic data of the National Geographic Society Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (NGS-POSS) obtained using the Oschin Telescope on Palomar Mountain. The NGS-POSS was funded by a grant from the National Geographic Society to the California Institute of Technology.

The plates were processed into the present compressed digital form with their permission.
The Digitized Sky Survey was produced at the Space Telescope Science Institute under US Government grant NAG W-2166. Investigators using these scans are requested to include the above acknowledgements in any publications.

Copyright (c) 1994, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc.
All rights reserved.
  1. Introduction
  2. The scans
  3. Astrometric solutions
  4. Image compression