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Sky Surveys by S. G. Djorgovski, A.A. Mahabal, A.J. Drake, M.J. Graham, C. Donalek

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Sky Surveys
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 62

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Sky surveys represent a fundamental data basis for astronomy. We use them to map in a systematic way the universe and its constituents, and to discover new types of objects or phenomena. We review the subject, with an emphasis on the wide-field imaging surveys, placing them in a broader scientific and historical context.

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