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Palomar Observatory Sky Survey

(POSS, Palomar Observatory Sky Survey I, POSS-I, National Geographic Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, NGS-POSS)
(1950s photographic plates from Palomar 48 inch telescope)

The Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS, Palomar Observatory Sky Survey I, POSS-I, National Geographic Society-Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, or NGS-POSS) is a set of photographic plates taken in the 1950s with the Palomar 48 Inch Telescope at the Palomar Observatory. A number of Catalogs result from inspecting them for objects of interest.

The Second Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (aka Palomar Observer Sky Survey II or POSS-II) is a repeat done in the 1980s and 1990s with the same telescope but with technological upgrades. The Palomar Digital Sky Survey (DPOSS) is a digitization of the POSS-II photographic plates.


(survey,all sky)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Geographic_Society_-_Palomar_Observatory_Sky_Survey
http://skyserver.sdss.org/dr5/en/proj/advanced/skysurveys/poss.asp
http://www.astro.caltech.edu/~george/dposs/

Referenced by:
Abell Catalog
Astronomical Survey
Berkeley Open Cluster Catalogue (Be)
Catalog Of Galaxies And Clusters Of Galaxies (CGCG)
Czernik Catalog (Cz)
Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Atlas of Galactic Nebulae (GN)
Hamburg Schmidt Survey (HS)
Lynds Bright Nebula Catalog (LBN)
Lynds Catalog of Dark Nebulae (LDN)
Morphological Catalogue Of Galaxies (MCG)
Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (P48)
Palomar Globular Clusters (Pal)
Parsamian Nebula Catalog
Sharpless Catalog (Sh2)
Uppsala General Catalogue (UGC)
UK Schmidt Survey
Van Den Bergh Reflection Nebula Catalog (vdB)

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