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Hamburg Schmidt Survey

(photographic plates from the Hamburg Schmidt Camera)

Hamburg Schmidt Survey refers to the survey plates taken with the 80-cm Hamburg Schmidt Camera beginning in the 1950s. The telescope is no longer in use having spent part of its life in Hamburg, then some time in Spain. The plate collection has been used in searches for various targets (e.g., quasars), much like the way the Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS) plates are used.

(survey,all sky)
Further reading:
HSHS 1946+7658