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The second Palomar Sky Survey

Reid, I. N. and Brewer, C. and Brucato, R. J. and McKinley, W. R. and Maury, A. and Mendenhall, D. and Mould, J. R. and Mueller, J. and Neugebauer, G. and Phinney, J. and Sargent, W. L. W. and Schombert, J. and Thicksten, R. (1991) The second Palomar Sky Survey. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 103 . pp. 661-674. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1086/132866.

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We describe the main characteristics of the second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, currently being taken using the Oschin telescope on Palomar Mountain. The limiting magnitudes of the POSS II plates are directly comparable with those of the SERC/ESO southern surveys, at Β_j = 22.5 mag, R_c = 20.8 mag, and I_c = 19.5 mag. We discuss the main modifications made to the telescope and the photographic methods employed in the course of the survey and compare the POSS I and POSS II plates.

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Additional Information:© 1991 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received 1991 March 4, revised 1991 April 29. In addition to support from the California Institute of Technology, we are grateful for financial support for the second Sky Survey by grants from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, the Sloan Foundation, the Samuel Oschin Foundation, and Eastman Kodak Corporation, who are also providing the photographic plates. We would also like to thank Mike Carr, Earle Emery, Bill McClellan, Hal Petrie, and Art Vaughan for their considerable technical assistance in refurbishing the Oschin Schmidt, Alain Picard and Chris Wilson for their help during the early stages of the survey, David Malin, the personnel at the AAO/UK Schmidt, and the many people involved in this project at Kodak, in particular Gordon Brown and Sally Robeson.
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National Geographic SocietyUNSPECIFIED
Alfred P. Sloan FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Samuel Oschin FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Eastman Kodak CorporationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:photographic sky survey
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Official Citation:I. N. Reid et al 1991 PASP 103 661
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