The SkyMapper Telescope and The Southern Sky Survey

@inproceedings{Keller2007TheST,
  title={The SkyMapper Telescope and The Southern Sky Survey},
  author={Steven C. Keller and Brian Paul Schmidt and Michael S. Bessell and Peter G. Conroy and Philo Francis and Anna Granlund and Errol Kowald and Angela Oates and T. Martin-Jones and Terry M. Preston and P. Tisserand and Annino Vaccarella and Mark F. Waterson},
  year={2007}
}
This paper presents the design and science goals for the SkyMapper telescope. SkyMapper is a 1.3-m telescope featuring a 5.7-square-degree field-of-view Cassegrain imager commissioned for the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics. It is located at Siding Spring Observatory, Coonabarabran, NSW, Australia and will see first light in late 2007. The imager possesses 16 384 × 16 384 0.5-arcsec pixels. The primary scientific goal of the facility is to perform… CONTINUE READING

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