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These are the proceedings of a meeting in honour of Massimo Capaccioli at the occasion of his 70th birthday.

Author: Nicola R. Napolitano

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319193304

Category: Science

Page: 302

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These are the proceedings of a meeting in honour of Massimo Capaccioli at the occasion of his 70th birthday. The conference aimed at summarizing the results from the main current and past digital sky survey projects and at discussing how these can be used to inspire ongoing projects and better plan the future ones. Over the last decades, digital sky surveys performed with dedicated telescopes and finely-tuned wide-field cameras, have revolutionized astronomy. They have become the main tool to investigate the nearby and far away universe, thus providing new insights in the understanding of the galaxy structure and assembly across time, the dark components of the universe, as well as the history of our own galaxy. They have also opened the time domain leading to a new understanding of the transient phenomena in the universe. By providing public access to top quality data, digital surveys have also changed the everyday practice of astronomers who have become less dependent on direct access to large observing facilities. The full scientific exploitation of these surveys has also triggered significant advances in both space and ground based technology and in the field of multi-object spectroscopy. The various sections of this book are devoted to different relevant aspects of astrophysics in the era of digital sky surveys and include both review and shorter, more focused contributions.
2016-05-16 By Nicola R. Napolitano

... 255– 264 in the Universe 377 Databases (see catalogues) Density fluctuations
(see Universe) Digital Sky Surveys (see Sky Surveys) Discrete Cosine Transform
(DCT) 157–159 Distortions (in photographic plates) 46,48, 134, 179, 185– 186, ...

Author: H.T. MacGillivray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401124720

Category: Mathematics

Page: 524

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Astronomical photographs contain an enormous amount of information. This presents extremely interesting problems when one wishes to produce digitised sky atlases, to archive the digitised material, to develop sophisticated devices to do the digitising, and to create software to procecc the vast amounts of data. All these activities are necessary to be able to do astronomy. One such activity is the important, large-scale optical identification of objects which also emit radiation at other wavelengths. Other activities of the past decade include a multiplicity of surveys that have been made on galaxies and clusters of galaxies. This book treats, in five sections, the existing and future surveys, their digitisation and their impact on astronomy. It is a reference for people in the field and for those who wish to engage in using or producing sky surveys.
2012-12-06 By H.T. MacGillivray

Quasars at z > 4 provide direct information on the first massive structures to form
in the Universe . Recent ground - based optical surveys ( e . g . , the Sloan Digital
Sky Survey ) have discovered large numbers of high - redshift quasars ...

Author: Gordon T. Richards

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: UOM:39015061142991

Category: Science

Page: 479

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Astronomy The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore for the SDSS Collaboration
1. Introduction Astronomy is about to undergo a major paradigm shift, with data
sets ...

Author: Robert G. Crittenden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401005401

Category: Science

Page: 382

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This book contains a series of lectures given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) "Structure Formation in the Universe", held at the Isaac Newton Institute in Cambridge in August, 1999. The ASI was held at a critical juncture in the development of physical cosmology, when a flood of new data concerning the large scale structure of the Universe was just be coming available. There was an air of excitement and anticipation: would the standard theories fit the data, or would new ideas and models be re quired? Cosmology has long been a field of common interest between East and West, with many seminal contributions made by scientists working in the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc. A major aim of the ASI was to bring together scientists from across the world to discuss exciting recent developments and strengthen links. However, a few months before the meeting it appeared that it might have to be cancelled. The war in the former Yugoslavia escalated and NATO began a protracted bombing cam paign against targets in Kosovo and Serbia. Many scientists felt uneasy about participating in a NATO-funded meeting in this situation. After a great deal of discussion, it was agreed that the developing East West conflict only heightened the need for further communication and that the school should go ahead as planned, but with a special session devoted to discussion of the legitimacy of NATO's actions.
2012-12-06 By Robert G. Crittenden

Sky. Survey. David Schlegel Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544, USA
Abstract. The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will provide a photometrically and
astrometrically calibrated imaging survey of one-quarter of the sky in five bands
to a ...

Author: D. Lemke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540674795

Category: Science

Page: 434

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Many of the ISO observers who assembled for this workshop at Ringberg c- tle met for the third time in the Bavarian Alps. At two previous meetings in 1989 and 1990 surveys were only a minor topic. At that time we were excited by the discoveries of the IRAS survey mission and wanted to follow it up with pointed observations using an observatory telescope equipped with versatile instruments. With the rapid development of detector arrays and stimulated by ISO’s Observing Time Allocation Committee, however, surveys eventually became an issue for the upcoming mission. In a review paper on “Infrared S- veys - the Golden Age of Exploration” given at an IAU meeting in 1996, Chas Beichman already mentioned that there are ISO surveys. They were at the bottom of his hit list, while the winners were future space missions (Planck, SIRTF, etc. ) and ground-based surveys in preparation (Sloan, 2MASS, DE- NIS, etc. ). He organized his table according to the relative explorable volume, calculated from the solid angle covered on the sky and the maximum distance derived from the detection sensitivity. Clearly, with this ?gure of merit, ISO, as a pointed observatory, is rated low. Applying the classical de?nition of a survey, i. e. to search in as large a volume as possible for new or rare objects and/or study large numbers of objects of various classes in order to obtain statistical properties, ISO was indeed limited.
2000-06-21 By D. Lemke

Structure of the Universe , ” a freshman ... research projects , as Knapp gave the
class an insider's look at the Sloan Digital Sky Survey ( SDSS ) , the project she is

Author: Jesse Lynch Williams

Publisher: princeton alumni weekly

ISBN: PRNC:32101081978049



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University Observatory, Princeton Abstract. ... I briefly discuss some of these
surveys, including the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that will provide a complete
imaging and ...

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792348036

Category: Mathematics

Page: 508

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Proceedings of the 179th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union held in Baltimore, MD, USA, August 26-30, 1996

Although originally conceived as primarily an extragalactic survey , the Sloan
Digital Sky Survey ( SDSS - I ) , and its extensions SDSS - II and SDSS - III ,
continue to have a major impact on our understanding of the formation and
evolution of ...

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521764955

Category: Cosmic abundances

Page: 486

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Session I : Primordial nucleosynthesis and the first stars in the Universe -- Session II : First stars in the Galaxy -- Session III : Chemical abundances in the high red-shift Universe -- Session IV : Chemical abundance constraints on mass assembly and star formation in local galaxies and the Milky Way -- Session V : Extrasolar planets: the chemical abundance connection -- Session VI : Abundance surveys and projects in the era of future large telescopes.

Photographic plates were used until recently for surveys of large areas of the sky
because plates can be produced inexpensively. The first electronic sky survey of
a portion of the sky, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey,14 has only recently become ...

Author: Eric M. Schlegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198033842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 228

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Carl Sagan once noted that there is only one generation that gets to see things for the first time. We are in the midst of such a time right now, standing on the threshold of discovery in the young and remarkable field of X-ray astronomy. In The Restless Universe, astronomer Eric Schlegel offers readers an informative survey of this cutting-edge science. Two major space observatories launched in the last few years--NASA's Chandra and the European Newton--are now orbiting the Earth, sending back a gold mine of data on the X-ray universe. Schlegel, who has worked on the Chandra project for seven years, describes the building and launching of this space-based X-ray observatory. But the book goes far beyond the story of Chandra. What Schlegel provides here is the background a nonscientist would need to grasp the present and follow the future of X-ray astronomy. He looks at the relatively brief history of the field, the hardware used to detect X-rays, the satellites--past, present, and future--that have been or will be flown to collect the data, the way astronomers interpret this data, and, perhaps most important, the insights we have already learned as well as speculations about what we may soon discover. And throughout the book, Schlegel conveys the excitement of looking at the universe from the perspective brought by these new observatories and the sharper view they deliver. Drawing on observations obtained from Chandra, Newton, and previous X-ray observatories, The Restless Universe gives a first look at an exciting field which significantly enriches our understanding of the universe.
2002-10-03 By Eric M. Schlegel

2 * Max - Planck - Institut für Physik ... Today the figure is around 105 , and
ongoing projects such as the AAT 2dF Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
will ...

Author: S. Maurogordato

Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières

ISBN: 2863321897

Category: Cosmologie observationnelle

Page: 598

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1995 By S. Maurogordato

The Sloan Digital Sky Survey at the Millennium Jon Loveday (for the SDSS
collaboration) Astronomy Centre, University of ... 1 Introduction Systematic
surveys of the local Universe provide some of the most important constraints on
dark matter, ...

Author: Germany) Dark 200 (2000 Heidelberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540417974

Category: Science

Page: 740

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Dark matter in the Universe has become one of the most exciting and central fields of astrophysics, particle physics and cosmology. The lectures and talks in this book emphasize the experimental and theoretical status and perspectives of the ongoing search for dark matter, and the future potential of the field into the next millennium, stressing in particular the interplay between astro- and particle physics.

Mapping the Cosmos James Geach. We generally only trust an ... Perhaps the
most successful galaxy survey to date has been the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or
sdss, which began operations in 2000. With a relatively small, 2.5-metre
telescope, ...

Author: James Geach

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780233963

Category: Science

Page: 256

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Each night, we are able to gaze up at the night sky and look at the thousands of stars that stretch to the end of our individual horizons. But the stars we see are only those that make up our own Milky Way galaxy—but one of hundreds of billions in the whole of the universe, each separated by inconceivably huge tracts of empty space. In this book, astronomer James Geach tells the rich stories of both the evolution of galaxies and our ability to observe them, offering a fascinating history of how we’ve come to realize humanity’s tiny place in the vast universe. Taking us on a compelling tour of the state-of-the-art science involved in mapping the infinite, Geach offers a first-hand account of both the science itself and how it is done, describing what we currently know as well as that which we still do not. He goes back one hundred years to when scientists first proved the existence of other galaxies, tracking our continued improvement in the ability to collect and interpret the light that stars in faraway galaxies have emitted through space and time. He discusses examples of this rapidly accelerating research, from the initial discovery that the faint “spiral nebulae” were actually separate star systems located far beyond the Milky Way to the latest observations of the nature of galaxies and how they have evolved. He also delves into the theoretical framework and simulations that describe our current “world model” of the universe. With one hundred superb color illustrations, Galaxy is an illuminating guide to the choreography of the cosmos and how we came to know our place within it that will appeal to any stargazer who has wondered what was beyond their sight.
2014-10-15 By James Geach

The majority of nonmagnetic CVs have been discovered in optical surveys, of
which the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is a major source for the more recent
new discoveries. Quite differently, 75% of all polars known at the end of the

Author: Joachim E. Trümper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540344128

Category: Science

Page: 496

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With contributions from leading scientists in the field, and edited by two of the most prominent astronomers of our time, this is a totally authoritative volume on X-ray astronomy that will be essential reading for everyone interested – from students to astrophysicists and physicists. All the aspects of this exciting area of study are covered, from astronomical instrumentation to extragalactic X-ray astronomy.
2008-02-05 By Joachim E. Trümper

BIRD'S-EYE VIEW If it were possible to move outside the observable Universe,
galaxies could be seen to be grouped into clusters and superclusters that ... The
plates were digitized by the Automated Plate Measurement (APM) facility in
Cambridge, England. This APM survey resulted in a sky map showing the
positions and magnitudes (or brightnesses) of about 3 million galaxies in a large
volume of ...

Author: Carole Stott

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 075667512X

Category: Science

Page: 360

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Featuring a wealth of incredible astronomical photographs, Space takes us on an imaginary journey that starts from a launchpad on Earth. From there, we go in toward the center of our Solar System to see the inner planets and the Sun. We then fly outward, past the outer planets and on to the fringes of the Solar System. After a brief pause to look back toward Earth, we pass into interstellar space to look at some of the trillion stars that make up the Milky Way. Moving further, we see other galaxies, some of them the scenes of extremely violent activity as material at their centers spirals into black holes. Finally, we look at the very edges of the visible Universe and in doing so look back to a time soon after the Big Bang. The pictures taken of objects at these great distances tell us about how the Universe formed and how it might end. All the phenomena encountered throughout this journey are explained in amazing detail, resulting in an encyclopedic account of the Universe and our exploration of it.
2010-10-04 By Carole Stott

... of large-scale galaxy surveys such as the Anglo-Australian Telescope 2dF
Survey and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. These observations demonstrated
beyond doubt that the large-scale geometry of the Universe is very close to flat,
that the ...

Author: Malcolm Longair

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540734772

Category: Science

Page: 738

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Delineating the huge strides taken in cosmology in the past ten years, this much-anticipated second edition of Malcolm Longair's highly appreciated textbook has been extensively and thoroughly updated. It tells the story of modern astrophysical cosmology from the perspective of one of its most important and fundamental problems – how did the galaxies come about? Longair uses this approach to introduce the whole of what may be called "classical cosmology". What’s more, he describes how the study of the origin of galaxies and larger-scale structures in the Universe has provided us with direct information about the physics of the very early Universe.
2007-12-12 By Malcolm Longair

To an extent, were you to survey the planet's 432 zodiac domes from space and
see them as illuminated turtle-shell ... 224 “The Random Universe,” Sloan Digital
Sky Survey-Sky Server Modern Cosmology, at: [no date

Author: Richard Leviton

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595851454

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 458

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Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.
2006-08-18 By Richard Leviton

Future missions and surveys mapping the universe in all wavelengths are going
to revolutionize our understanding of ... the Sloan Digital Sky Survey with its
projected 40 Tbytes of data present similar challenges when it comes to higher
order ...

Author: A.J. Banday

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540424687

Category: Science

Page: 705

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The book reviews methods for the analysis of astronomical datasets, particularly emphasizing very large databases arising from both existing and forthcoming projects, as well as current large-scale computer simulation studies. Leading experts give overviews of cutting-edge methods applicable in the area of astronomical data mining.
2001-09-11 By A.J. Banday

Thus on large scales , easily accessible with the future Sloan Digital Sky Survey
and the 2 Degree Field Survey , it will be possible to extract the linear and the first
non linear bias ... 0 / b , to measure the total density parameter in the universe .

Author: Stéphane Colombi

Publisher: Atlantica Séguier Frontières

ISBN: 2863322419

Category: Cosmic background radiation

Page: 444

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The initial density variations would be the seeds of structure that would grow over
time to become the galaxies, clusters of galaxies, and super clusters of galaxies
observed today by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (The Sloan Digital Sky Survey ...

Author: Sobhan Roshani


ISBN: 9781304524416



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Such surveys reveal a universe filled with sheets and filaments of galaxies and
voids in between . ... Randall Rojas , Michael Fogley , Fiona Hoyle , and John
Brinkman identified a new group of void galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky
Survey .



ISBN: CHI:81502303

Category: Astronomy


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