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The SkyMapper telescope and The Southern Sky Survey

Keller, Stefan C; Bessell, Michael S; Conroy, Peter G; Francis, Paul; Granlund, Andrew; Kowald, E; Martin-Jones, Antony; Preston, Timothy; Tisserand, Patrick; Vaccarella, Annino; Waterson, Mark F

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This paper presents the design and science goals for the SkyMapper telescope. SkyMapper is a 1.3-m telescope featuring a 5.7-square-degree field-of-view Cassegrain imager commissioned for the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It is located at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia and will see first light in late 2007. The imager possesses 16 384×16 384 0.5-arcsec pixels. The primary scientific goal of the facility is to perform...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Skymapper
ANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007-05-04
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/7532
Source: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 24.1 (2007): 1–12
DOI: 10.1071/AS07001

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