Astronomical survey

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An astronomical survey is a general map or image of a region of the sky which lacks a specific observational target.wikipedia
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They often use wide field astrographs.
Astrographs are mostly used in wide field astronomical surveys of the sky and for detection of objects such as asteroids, meteors, and comets.

Catalina Sky Survey

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Catalina Sky Survey (CSS; obs. code: 703) is an astronomical survey to discover comets and asteroids.

National Geographic Society – Palomar Observatory Sky Survey

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The National Geographic Society – Palomar Observatory Sky Survey (NGS-POSS) was a major astronomical survey, that took almost 2,000 photographic plates of the night sky.

Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey

Pan-Andromeda Archaeological Survey (PAndAS) is a large-scale astronomical survey using the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope.

Digitized Sky Survey

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The Digitized Sky Survey (DSS) is a digitized version of several photographic astronomical surveys of the night sky, produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute between 1983 and 2006.

Palomar Distant Solar System Survey

The Palomar Distant Solar System Survey (PDSSS) was a wide-field survey aimed at finding distant trans-Neptunian objects that used the robotic 1.2 m Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory and the QUEST large-area CCD camera.

SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS Survey

SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS
The SLUGGS (SAGES Legacy Unifying Globulars and GalaxieS) survey is an astronomical survey of 25 nearby early-type (E and S0) galaxies.


code: F52) located at Haleakala Observatory, Hawaii, US, consists of astronomical cameras, telescopes and a computing facility that is surveying the sky for moving or variable objects on a continual basis, and also producing accurate astrometry and photometry of already-detected objects.


Infrared Astronomical SatelliteInfrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS)Infrared Astronomy Satellite
The Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) was the first-ever space telescope to perform a survey of the entire night sky at infrared wavelengths.

Transient astronomical event

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They may also search for transient astronomical events.
Schmidt cameras and other astrographs with wide field were invented in the 20th century, but mostly used to survey the unchanging heavens.


2MASXTwo Micron All-Sky SurveyTwo Micron All-Sky Survey (2MASS)
The Two Micron All-Sky Survey, or 2MASS, was an astronomical survey of the whole sky in the infrared and one of the most ambitious such projects.

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer

NEOWISEWISEWide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE)
WISE performed an all-sky astronomical survey with images in 3.4, 4.6, 12 and 22 μm wavelength range bands, over ten months using a 40 cm diameter infrared telescope in Earth orbit.

Sloan Digital Sky Survey

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It is one of four astronomical surveys conducted by SDSS-III, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).


HI Parkes All-Sky Survey
The H I Parkes All Sky Survey (HIPASS) is a large survey for neutral atomic hydrogen (H I).

Paranal Observatory

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VISTA is the Visible & Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy, a 4.0-metre telescope with a wide field of view, focusing on infrared surveys of the sky.

Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters

Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters, or FIRST, was an astronomical survey of the Northern Hemisphere carried out by the Very Large Array.

VISTA (telescope)

VISTAVISTA TelescopeVisible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy
VISTA is carrying out surveys of the southern sky at near infrared wavelengths.

NRAO VLA Sky Survey

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The NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) was an astronomical survey of the Northern Hemisphere carried out by the Very Large Array (VLA) of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), resulting in an astronomical catalogue.

Ohio Sky Survey

OSSsurvey of extragalactic radio sources
The Ohio Sky Survey was an astronomical survey of extragalactic radio sources.

GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey

GALEX Arecibo SDSS Survey (GASS) is a large targeted survey at Arecibo Observatory that has been underway since 2008 to measure the neutral hydrogen content of a representative sample of approximately 1000 massive galaxies selected using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and GALEX imaging surveys.

Redshift survey

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In astronomy, a redshift survey is a survey of a section of the sky to measure the redshift of astronomical objects: usually galaxies, but sometimes other objects such as galaxy clusters or quasars.

Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey

The Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey, or GOODS, is an astronomical survey combining deep observations from three of NASA's Great Observatories: the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space Telescope, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory, along with data from other space-based telescopes, such as XMM Newton, and some of the world's most powerful ground-based telescopes.

Atlas 3d survey

ATLAS3D is an astronomical survey that considers every galaxy in the deep sky within the local (42 Mpc) volume (1.16×10 5 Mpc 3 ).