Astrophysics (index)

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).

SMSM0313SkyMapper Southern Surveyabbreviated form
SMSSSMSS J031300.36-670839.3SkyMapper Southern Survey 

Referenced by:
Astronomical Survey