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SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey

(SSS, SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys)
(survey of stars and galaxies from legacy plates)

The SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey (or SuperCOSMOS Sky Surveys or SSS) is a survey producing catalogs by scanning legacy photographic plates from earlier survey efforts, using an automated plate measuring/scanning device named SuperCOSMOS, a scanning project carried out by the Royal University of Edinburgh (ROE). SuperCOSMOS was a follow-on to earlier plate measuring/scanning devices and associated projects, the first called GALAXY (for General Automatic Luminosity And X-Y), and the second called COSMOS (for Coordinates, Sizes, Magnitudes, Orientation, and Shapes).

Among the plates scanned are some from POSS, POSS-II, the UK Schmidt Survey, and ESO Schmidt Telescope surveys. The effort has revealed unnoticed nearby and high-proper motion stars captured by the plates, given designators, SCR, and SSSPM.

SuperCOSMOS-RECONS (SCR) specifically aims at proper motions of nearby stars.


(survey,stars,galaxies)
Further reading:
https://www.roe.ac.uk/ifa/wfau/cosmos/
http://www-wfau.roe.ac.uk/sss/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001MNRAS.326.1279H/abstract
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016MNRAS.462.2085P/abstract
PrefixExample  
SCRSCR J1546-5534SuperCOSMOS-RECONS nearby star
SSSPMSSSPM J1549-3544SSS Proper Motion star

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