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Title: A survey of surveys

A new era for the field of Galactic structure is about to be opened with the advent of wide-area digital sky surveys. In this article, the author reviews the status and prospects for research for 3 new ground-based surveys: the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the Deep Near-Infrared Survey of the Southern Sky (DENIS) and the Two Micron AU Sky Survey (2MASS). These surveys will permit detailed studies of Galactic structure and stellar populations in the Galaxy with unprecedented detail. Extracting the information, however, will be challenging.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10104605
Report Number(s):
FNAL/C--94/373; CONF-9408198--1
ON: DE95004238; TRN: 95:000787
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76CH03000
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IAU169 conference on unsolved problems of the milky way,The Hague (Netherlands),23-27 Aug 1994; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1994
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab., Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; GALAXIES; SURVEYS; ASTROPHYSICS; GALACTIC EVOLUTION 661300; OTHER ASPECTS OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE