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Astronomical Survey

(Survey)
(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 be an image or set of images. Currently, many are done automatically.

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:
Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT)
AIM-CO
AKARI
ALFALFA
ALMA-PILS Survey
Arecibo Occultation Survey (AO)
APASS
Automated Planet Finder (APF)
APM Galaxy Survey (APMUKS)
All Sky Automated Survey (ASAS)
All Sky Automated Survey for SuperNovae (ASAS-SN)
Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP)
Astronomical Catalog
Atlas 3d
Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO)
Brightest Cluster Galaxy (BCG)
BICEP2
BigBOSS
BlackGEM
Víctor M. Blanco Telescope
Blind Survey
Bologna Survey of Radio Sources
Becker, White, and Edwards Catalog (BWE)
Calán/Tololo Survey
CALIFA
Cambridge Catalog of Radio Sources
Cosmic Assembly Near-infrared Deep Extragalactic Legacy Survey (CANDELS)
CARMA EDGE
CCAT Prime (CCAT-p)
CCD
CFBDS
Canada-France High-z Quasar survey (CFHQS)
CFHTLS
Compton Gamma Ray Observatory (CGRO)
California-Kepler Survey (CKS)
Cosmic Lens All-sky Survey (CLASS)
Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE)
COLD GASS
Completeness
COMPLETE Survey
COPSS
Cosmic Evolution Survey (COSMOS)
CRATES
Conditional Stellar Mass Function (CSMF)
Catalina Sky Survey (CSS)
Dominion Observatory 1420 MHz Source Catalog (DA)
Dark Matter
Dominion Observatory 10.03 MHz Source Catalog (DB)
DEEP2
Deep Field (DF)
Deep Survey
DeGaS-MC
Dendrogram
DENIS
Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Deep Lens Survey (DLS)
Dwingeloo Obscured Galaxy Survey (DOGS)
Digitized Sky Survey (DSS)
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
ESO/Uppsala Survey Of The ESO (B) Atlas
Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE)
Extra-Solar Planet
FGK Star
Faint Infrared Grism Survey (FIGS)
First Galaxies
Focal Length
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)
Gini/M20
GOODS NICMOS Survey (GNS)
Gould's Belt Distances Survey (GOBELINS)
GOODS
Great Attractor
Great Wall
The H2O Southern Galactic Plane Survey (HOPS)
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
Hamburg Schmidt Survey (HS)
Hubble Space Telescope (HST)
Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (HUDF)
Intensity Mapping
Infrared Survey Facility (IRSF)
J Designator
JHK Photometric System (JHK)
K2
KMOS3D
Lyman-Alpha Emitter (LAE)
Large Bright QSO Survey (LBQS)
LABOCA Extended Deep Field South Submillimetre Survey (LESS)
LINEAR
Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR)
LONEOS
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST)
Lupus Transit Survey
Local Volume (LV)
MACHO
MACHO Project
Massive Cluster Survey (MACS)
Malmquist Bias
MAST
Magellanic Clouds Photometric Survey (MCPS)
MEarth Project (MEarth)
MicroFUN
Badgerys Creek Interferometer 101MHz Survey (Mills)
Mimir
MOA
MOJAVE
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)
Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO)
Palomar 48 Inch Telescope (P48)
PALMS
Panchromatic
PAndAS
PAWS
Palomar Four-Filter Survey (PC)
Pico Dos Dias Survey (PDS)
PEP
Palomar-Green Survey (PG)
PHIBSS
Photometric System
Pi Of The Sky
Parkes Catalog (PKS)
Planet Formation
Parkes-MIT-NRAO Surveys (PMN)
POINTE-AGAPE
Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (POSS)
Pre-OmegaTranS (POTS)
PRESSTO
Pulsar Timing Array (PTA)
Palomar Transient Factory (PTF)
Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES)
QUEST
Random Forest
Rosat Bright Survey (RBS)
Redshift Survey
RASS/Green Bank Catalog (RGB)
Rosat Hard Survey (RHS)
Roma-BZCAT
ROSAT
ROTSE
SAGE
Second Byurakan Survey (SBS)
Schmidt Camera
Scott Effect
SCUBA
Subaru Deep Field (SDF)
Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Spitzer Extended Deep Survey (SEDS)
Spitzer HETDEX Exploratory Large Area Survey (SHELA)
SIMSTACK
SINS
SKHB
Slew Survey
Sloan 2.5m Telescope
SkyMapper Southern Survey (SMSS)
Supernova Legacy Survey (SNLS)
Solid Angle (Ω)
SPACEWATCH
SPHEREx
SPIRITS
Spitzer Space Telescope (SST)
Swope Supernova Survey (SSS)
Star Count
Strong Source Surveys
Subaru Telescope
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)
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
USS Sources
Ultraviolet Hubble Ultra-Deep Field (UVUDF)
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)
XO Project
Zone Of Avoidance (ZOA)

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