The Universe of Digital Sky Surveys

A Meeting to Honour the 70th Birthday of Massimo Capaccioli

  • Nicola R. Napolitano
  • Giuseppe Longo
  • Marcella Marconi
  • Maurizio Paolillo
  • Enrichetta Iodice
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. G. Longo, The Organizing Committee
    Pages 1-6
  3. The Universe of Imaging Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. M. Arnaboldi, N. Delmotte, S. Geier, M. Hilker, G. Hussain, L. Mascetti et al.
      Pages 25-32
    3. O. Gerhard, C. Wegg, M. Portail
      Pages 41-47
    4. M.-R. L. Cioni, The VMC team
      Pages 49-54
    5. M. Read, B. Mann, R. Blake, R. Collins, N. Cross, C. Davenhall et al.
      Pages 61-65
    6. R. Blake, M. Read, E. Sutorius, N. Hambly, N. Cross, R. Collins et al.
      Pages 67-70
    7. I. Musella
      Pages 79-83
    8. B. Cervantes Sodi, C. Li, C. Park, L. Wang
      Pages 85-89
    9. J. Elliott, R. S. de Souza, A. Krone-Martins, E. Cameron, E. E. O. Ishida, J. Hilbe
      Pages 91-96
    10. H. Andernach, F. Romero Sauri, W. Copó Córdova, I. del C. Santiago-Bautista
      Pages 97-100
    11. B. Bucciarelli, R. Drimmel, M. G. Lattanzi, R. L. Smart, A. Spagna, A. Bacchetta et al.
      Pages 101-104
    12. G. Greco, D. Kondrashov, S. Kobayashi, M. Ghil, M. Branchesi, C. Guidorzi et al.
      Pages 105-107
    13. N. Malavasi, S. Bardelli, P. Ciliegi, O. Ilbert, L. Pozzetti, E. Zucca
      Pages 109-112
  4. News from VST

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. P. Schipani, the VST Team
      Pages 115-121
    3. C. Tortora, N. R. Napolitano, F. La Barbera, N. Roy, M. Radovich, F. Getman et al.
      Pages 123-128
    4. N. R. Napolitano, G. Covone, N. Roy, C. Tortora, F. La Barbera, M. Radovich et al.
      Pages 129-133
    5. N. Roy, N. R. Napolitano, F. La Barbera, C. Tortora, F. Getman, M. Radovich et al.
      Pages 135-138
    6. M. Marconi, I. Musella, M. Di Criscienzo, M. Cignoni, M. Dall’Ora, V. Ripepi et al.
      Pages 139-143
    7. V. Ripepi, M. Cignoni, M. Tosi, M. Marconi, I. Musella, G. Coppola et al.
      Pages 145-149
    8. R. Raddi, S. Catalán, B. T. Gänsicke, the EGAPS consortium
      Pages 151-155
    9. P. Merluzzi, G. Busarello, C. P. Haines, A. Mercurio, A. Grado, L. Limatola et al.
      Pages 173-176
    10. B. M. Poggianti, G. Fasano, D. Bettoni, A. Cava, W. Couch, M. D’Onofrio et al.
      Pages 177-182
    11. D. Bettoni, P. Kjærgaard, B. Milvan-Jensen, M. D’Onofrio, A. Moretti, B. M. Poggianti et al.
      Pages 183-188
    12. M. Radovich, E. Puddu, F. Bellagamba, L. Moscardini, M. Roncarelli, F. Getman et al.
      Pages 189-195
    13. M. T. Botticella, E. Cappellaro, G. Pignata, A. Grado, L. Limatola, M. Della Valle et al.
      Pages 197-201
  5. The Universe of Spectroscopic Surveys

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. S. P. Driver, L. J. Davies, M. Meyer, C. Power, A. S. G. Robotham, I. K. Baldry et al.
      Pages 205-214
    3. C. Tortora, F. La Barbera, N. R. Napolitano, A. J. Romanowsky, I. Ferreras, R. R. de Carvalho
      Pages 215-218
    4. A. Mercurio, M. Annunziatella, A. Biviano, M. Nonino, P. Rosati, I. Balestra et al.
      Pages 225-229
    5. I. del C. Santiago-Bautista, C. A. Rodríguez-Rico, H. Andernach, R. Coziol, J. P. Torres-Papaqui, E. F. Jiménez Andrade et al.
      Pages 231-235
    6. A. Longobardi, M. Arnaboldi, O. Gerhard
      Pages 237-241
    7. M. Annunziatella, A. Biviano, A. Mercurio, M. Nonino, P. Rosati, I. Balestra et al.
      Pages 243-246
  6. The High-Energy Universe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. E. Cappellaro
      Pages 249-255
    3. J. Scharwächter, M. A. Dopita, P. Shastri, R. Davies, L. Kewley, E. Hampton et al.
      Pages 263-267
    4. D. De Cicco, S. Falocco, M. Paolillo, G. Covone, G. Longo, A. Grado et al.
      Pages 269-274
    5. D. Tuccillo, J. I. González-Serrano, C. R. Benn
      Pages 287-290

About these proceedings


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.


DEC@BLANCO Digital Sky Surveys ESO VISTA Surveys ESO VST Surveys EUCLID Survey Future Digital Sky Surveys Imaging Surveys Large Synoptic Survey Telescope LSST Massimo Capaccioli Public Surveys Project Skymapper Wide-field Survey Telescope Sloan Digital Sky Survey SDSS Spectroscopic Surveys VLT Survey Telescope

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicola R. Napolitano
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Longo
    • 2
  • Marcella Marconi
    • 3
  • Maurizio Paolillo
    • 4
  • Enrichetta Iodice
    • 5
  1. 1.INAF - Observatory of CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  2. 2.Department of Physics “Ettore Pancini”University “Federico II”NaplesItaly
  3. 3.INAF - Observatory of CapodimonteNapoliItaly
  4. 4.Department of Physics “Ettore Pancini”University "Federico II"NapoliItaly
  5. 5.INAF - Observatory of CapodimonteNaplesItaly

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