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SkyMapper Southern Survey

(SMSS, Southern Sky Survey, SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey)
(digital survey of the southern sky hemisphere)

The SkyMapper Southern Survey (SMSS, Southern Sky Survey) is a survey of all the sky south of the equator by the SkyMapper telescope, including Photometry, Astrometry, and digital images. Filters include U, V, G, R, I and Z. It is more-or-less a southern counterpart to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

Among the discoveries are SM0313 (SMSS J031300.36-670839.3) the oldest star yet found, based upon its Metallicity (Z).


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SkyMapper
http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/research/projects/skymapper-southern-sky-survey
PrefixExampleSurvey/Catalog 
SMSM0313SkyMapper Southern Surveyabbreviated form
SMSSSMSS J031300.36-670839.3SkyMapper Southern Survey 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey
SkyMapper

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