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The MSSSO wide field CCD H alpha imaging survey


Buxton, M and Bessell, M and Watson, RD, The MSSSO wide field CCD H alpha imaging survey, Publications Astronomical Society of Australia, 15, (1) pp. 24-27. ISSN 1323-3580 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1071/AS98024


A wide-field Hα survey of the Galactic Plane has been initiated by Mount Stromlo & Siding Spring Observatories in collaboration with the University of Sydney. The primary aim of the survey is to obtain images of the Galactic Plane in Hα and red continuum filters which will be compared with radio continuum images at 843 MHz from the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST). The secondary aim is to obtain images in [OIII] and [SII] to provide additional information on the nature of excitation in HII regions. Thirdly, additional images will be taken in B, V and I of interesting areas suitable for general publications as coloured reproductions. The images are taken with a 400 mm f/4.5 Nikkor-Q lens in conjunction with a 2K×2K SITe thinned CCD. The resolution is 12″ per pixel and the pixel size is 24 μm giving a 7°×7° field of view. Hα and red continuum observations are expected to be completed by the end of 1997. It is planned to make the results from the survey available on CD ROM and possibly video.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Watson, RD (Dr Bob Watson)
ID Code:13560
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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