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SkyMapper and the Southern Sky Survey: A Valuable Resource for Stellar Astrophysics

Murphy, Simon; Keller, Stefan; Schmidt, Brian; Tisserand, Patrick; Bessell, Mike; Francis, Paul; Da Costa, Gary

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The Australian National University’s SkyMapper telescope is amongst the first of a new generation of dedicated wide-field survey telescopes. Featuring a 5.7 deg2 field-of-view Cassegrain imager and 268 Mega-pixel CCD array, its primary goal will be to undertake the Southern Sky Survey: a six colour (uvgriz), six-epoch digital record of the entire southern sky. The survey will provide photometry for objects between 8th and 23rd magnitude with a global photometric accuracy of 0.03 magnitudes...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Conference paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/281484
Source: The Eighth Pacific Rim Conference on Stellar Astrophysics: A Tribute to Kam Ching Leung

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