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SkyMapper Southern Survey

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

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.

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

(survey,photometry,all sky)
Further reading:
SMSM0313abbreviated form
SMSSSMSS J031300.36-670839.3 

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