Digitized Sky Survey


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Digitized Sky Survey

Either of two programs organized by the Space Telescope Science Institute to make available in computerized form paper and plate photographs from major surveys of the whole sky undertaken between the 1970s and 1999. The sources of the computer files are plate images produced by the Oschin Schmidt Telescope at Mount Palomar, California, for the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey and the UK Schmidt at the Anglo-Australian Observatory for the ESO/SERC Southern Sky Survey and its extension northward to the celestial equator. Each digitized image file covers an area of sky 6.5° square. The images are being made available in compressed form on CD-ROM and on the World Wide Web.