A Deep High Resolution Wide Field Survey of the Milky Way

  • C. Madsen
Conference paper


Generally speaking, objects in the Milky Way are probably the most observed astronomical objects. For this purpose, innumerable telescopes are pointed towards the sky every night, all year around. Yet very interesting properties of the Milky Way are difficult to observe with “conventional” telescopes. These include large scale features, such as extended dust bands. To obtain an overview of the Milky Way band, wide angle photography becomes necessary. Consequently a number of observers, including Rodgers, Whiteoak et al (1960), Schmidt-Kaler and Schlosser (1972) and Sivan (1974) have produced wide angle photographs or full panoramas by making mosaics from several photographs. Most of the published photographs of the Milky Way band or parts thereof have been obtained in narrow pass-bands, such as H α.


Modulation Transfer Function Large Magellanic Cloud Original Plate Short Focal Length Star Position 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Madsen
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  1. 1.European Southern ObservatorGarching bei MünchenFed. Rep. of Germany

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