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astronomical survey

(survey, observing program)
(project to collect uniform astronomical data across the sky)

An astronomical survey is a project to gather astronomical data over some portion of the sky, in some cases, all. It may constitute a single image or set of images. Currently, many are done automatically.

The term observing program means roughly the same thing.

The targets may be based upon appearance (e.g., portion of the spectrum at which the object is evident), based upon object type (e.g., galaxies), or may be some aspect of cosmic background radiation. It can result in an associated astronomical catalog and survey-based designator.

Surveys are naturally magnitude-limited, and it is now common to preselect the magnitude limit and adhere to it as much as possible, to allow for accommodating the Malmquist bias and similar issues. Magnitudes for specific bands are often collected, cited as the band's designating letter, e.g., citing k = 19.0 to indicate an apparent magnitude of 19 as seen through in the K band.

Some surveys:


(surveys)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_survey
https://arxiv.org/abs/1203.5111

Referenced by:
Abell Catalog
ACIS
Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT)
AEGIS
AIM-CO
AKARI
ALFALFA
ALMA-PILS Survey
Arecibo Occultation Survey (AO)
APASS
Automated Planet Finder (APF)
plate measuring machine (APM)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
ARIEL
All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS)
All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN)
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
ASPECS
Astrolux
astronomical catalog
Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS)
Atlas 3d
baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO)
BATC
brightest cluster galaxy (BCG)
BICEP2
BigBOSS
BlackGEM
Víctor M. Blanco Telescope
blind survey
Bologna Survey of Radio Sources
Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS)
Bruce Proper Motion Survey (BPM)
Becker, White, and Edwards Catalog (BWE)
Calán/Tololo Survey
CALIFA
Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources (C)
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
CARMA EDGE
C-BASS
CCAT-prime (CCAT-p)
CCD
Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS)
Centre de données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS)
CFBDS
Canada-France High-z Quasar Survey (CFHQS)
CFHTLS
Canada-France Redshift Survey (CFRS)
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)
Campo Imperatore Near-Earth Object Survey (CINEOS)
California-Kepler Survey (CKS)
Cosmic Lens All-sky Survey (CLASS)
Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)
COLD GASS
completeness
COMPLETE Survey
COPSS
cosmic dust
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS)
CRATES
conditional stellar mass function (CSMF)
Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
Dominion Observatory 1420 MHz Source Catalog (DA)
dark matter
data release (DR)
Dominion Observatory 10.03 MHz Source Catalog (DB)
DECaLS
DEEP2
deep field (DF)
deep survey
DeGaS-MC
dendrogram
DENIS
Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
diffuse emission
Deep Lens Survey (DLS)
Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxy Survey (DOGS)
Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
Dunlop Double Star Catalogue (DUN)
Extended Chandra Deep Field-South Survey (ECDFS)
Eddington bias
Extended Groth Strip (EGS)
87GB Catalog of Radio Sources (87GB)
EMPIRE Survey
epoch of galaxy formation
EROS
eROSITA
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
ESO/Uppsala Survey of the ESO (B) Atlas
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE)
extra-solar planet
Fermi (FGST)
FGK star
field
Faint Infrared Grism Survey (FIGS)
FINESSE
first galaxies
FIRST
focal length
foreground subtraction
forward model
field of view (FOV)
Freeman's law
Fsky (fsky)
Gaia
GALAH
galaxy bias
galaxy power spectrum
galaxy SED
Galaxy Zoo
Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX)
GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey (GASS)
GAMA
gas fraction estimation
Galactic All-sky Survey (GASS)
Green Bank 300ft Telescope (GB300)
Green Bank 6-cm Radio Source Catalog (GB6)
Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
Gini/M20
GOODS NICMOS Survey (GNS)
Gould's Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS)
GOODS
Great Attractor
Great Wall
The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS)
Hα survey
halo abundance matching (HAM)
Hamburg/ESO Survey (HE)
Hawaii K-band Galaxy Survey
HBK
HEAO-1
HERMES
Herschel Redshift Survey (HeRS)
Herschel Orion Protostar Survey (HOPS)
Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET)
Hipparcos
HIPASS
HIRAX
Parkes HI Zone of Avoidance Survey (HIZOA)
Hamburg Schmidt Survey (HS)
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF)
intensity mapping
Infrared Survey Facility (IRSF)
Infrared Space Observatory (ISO)
J designator
K2
KMOS3D
Kiso Survey of Ultraviolet Excess Galaxies (KUG)
Lyman-alpha emitter (LAE)
LasDamas
Large Bright QSO Survey (LBQS)
legacy survey
LABOCA Extended Deep Field South Submillimetre Survey (LESS)
LINEAR
Lick Observatory Calcium Line Survey (LkCl)
Low-frequency Array (LOFAR)
LONEOS
Lowell Proper Motion Survey (G)
Luyten Palomar Survey (LP)
Case-Hamburg Survey (LS)
Lépine Shara Proper Motion catalog (LSPM)
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Lupus Transit Survey
Local Volume (LV)
MACHO
MACHO Project
Massive Cluster Survey (MACS)
Malmquist bias
MASH Catalog of Planetary Nebulae
mass fraction
MAST
Magellanic Clouds Photometric Survey (MCPS)
MEarth Project (MEarth)
MicroFUN (μFUN)
MIGHTEE
Badgerys Creek Interferometer 101MHz Survey (Mills)
Mimir
MOA
MOJAVE
multi-messenger astronomy
MUSCLES
Milky Way chemical evolution
NOAO Deep Wide-field Survey (NDWFS)
near-Earth object (NEO)
NGTS
NOMAD
NRAO Catalog (NRAO)
Nearby Supernova Factory (NSNF)
NuSTAR
NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS)
OB star
OGLE
Ohio Radio Survey
1 Jansky Empty Field Survey (1 Jy)
1.3mm observation
Outer Solar System Origins Survey (OSSOS)
Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (P48)
PALMS
PanCET
panchromatic
PAndAS
Pan-STARRS
PAWS
Palomar Four-filter Survey (PC)
Pico dos Dias Survey (PDS)
PEP
PESSTO
Palomar-Green Survey (PG)
PHIBSS
photometric system
Pi of the Sky
Parkes Catalog (PKS)
planet formation
Probing Lensing Anomalies Network (PLANET)
Parkes-MIT-NRAO Surveys (PMN)
POINT-AGAPE
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
Pre-OmegaTranS (POTS)
pulsar timing array (PTA)
Palomar Transient Factory (PTF)
Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES)
QUEST
QUIJOTE
random forest
rare designator prefixes
Rosat Bright Survey (RBS)
redshift survey
RASS/Green Bank Catalog (RGB)
Rosat Hard Survey (RHS)
Radcliffe Observatory Magellanic Clouds Catalogue (RMC)
Roma-BZCAT
ROSAT
ROTSE
SAGE
Second Byurakan Survey (SBS)
scan speed
Schmidt camera
Scott effect
SCUBA
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Spitzer Extended Deep Survey (SEDS)
Spitzer Extragalactic Representative Volume Survey (SERVS)
Spitzer HETDEX Exploratory Large Area Survey (SHELA)
SIMBAD
SIMP
SIMSTACK
SINS
SKHB
slew survey
Sloan 2.5m Telescope
SkyMapper Southern Survey (SMSS)
Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS)
solid angle (Ω)
SPACEWATCH
SPECULOOS
SPHEREx
SPIRITS
Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
Swope Supernova Survey (SSS)
star count
stellar demographics
stellar designation
Strong Source Surveys
Subaru Telescope
SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey (SSS)
survey depth
survey-based designator
survey field
Sagittarius Window Eclipsing Extrasolar Planet Search (SWEEPS)
Subaru XMM-Newton Deep Survey (SXDS)
Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Array (SZA)
TAIPAN
Taurus-Auriga Complex
Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
3D-HST
21cm experiment
TolTEC
Tonantzintla Surveys (Ton)
transient
transient astronomy
transit telescope
Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey (TrES)
2dF Galaxy Redshift Survey (2dFGRS)
Two Micron All-sky Survey (2MASS)
2dF-SDSS LRG and QSO survey (2SLAQ)
Texas Survey of Radio Sources at 365 MHz (TXS)
ultra-faint dwarf galaxy (UFD)
UKIDSS
UK Schmidt Survey
UK Schmidt Telescope (UKST)
UltraVISTA
CTIO Upper-Scorpius OB Association Survey (UScoCTIO)
USNO
Ultimate Spitzer Phase Curve Survey (USPCS)
USS Sources
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-deep Field (UVUDF)
VLT-FLAMES Tarantula Survey (VFTS)
visible light
VISTA
very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI)
volume weighting
VLT Survey Telescope (VST)
VIRMOS-VLT Deep Survey (VVDS)
weak lensing
WEAVE
Westerhout Radio Survey (W)
WFIRST
WiggleZ
WINGS
Wide Field Infrared Explorer (WIRE)
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope (WSRT)
WFCAM Transit Survey (WTS)
XMM-Newton
XO Project
X-ray
zone of avoidance (ZOA)

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