In the framework of a collaboration between the members of the group of High Energy Cosmic Sources (SCAE) within the Department of Physics at the University La Sapienza, Rome, and scientists of the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, we decided to preserve the large collection of spectral astronomical plates known as the First Byurakan Survey (FBS) by transforming it into an electronic archive, accessible by computers through the World Wide Web. This collection was obtained by Benjamin E. Markarian and collaborators in the years 1965-80 and covers a large part of the sky observable at our latitudes. The Infrared Projects Group within the Department of Astronomy at Cornell University (USA) joined this project. The project has been carried on during several years and required a substantial e ort, largely sustained by funding from the Sapienza University and the Italian Ministry of Research (MIUR), with additional support from the US Civilian and Research Development Foundation. Today the results are freely accessible to the world astronomical community through a dedicated web interface and include digitization of 90% of the FBS. This book describes the history of the FBS, the most important results obtained with it, and presents the electronic version (Digitized First Byurakan Survey, DFBS).
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|Titolo:||The Digitized First Byurakan Survey|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nella tipologia:||02a Capitolo o Articolo|