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 survey-based designators,
SCR, and SSSPM.
|Prefix||Example||Survey/Catalog|| || |
|SCR||SCR J1546-5534||SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey||SuperCOSMOS-RECONS nearby star|| |
|SSSPM||SSSPM J1549-3544||SuperCOSMOS Sky Survey||SSS Proper Motion star|| |