A billion stars

the near-IR view of the galaxy with the UKIDSS galactic plane survey

P. W. Lucas*, D. Samuel, A. Adamson, R. Bandyopadhyay, C. Davis, J. Drew, D. Froebrich, M. Gallaway, A. Gosling, R. de Grijs, M. G. Hoare, A. Longmore, T. Maccarone, V. McBride, A. Schroeder, M. Smith, J. Stead, M. A. Thompson

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The scope and status of the UKIDSS Galactic Plane Survey is described. Some issues regarding automatic processing of crowded fields and comparisons with other surveys are identified and some early results are presented. The detection of more than 100 new clusters and 16 new high amplitude variables are reported.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThirty years of astronomical discovery with UKIRT
Subtitle of host publicationthe scientific achievement of the United Kingdom InfraRed Telescope
EditorsAndy Adamson, John Davies, Ian Robson
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9789400774322
ISBN (Print)9789400774315
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605

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