The UV-excess survey of the northern galactic plane

Paul J. Groot, Kars Verbeek, Robert Greimel, Mike J Irwin, Eduardo González-Solares, Boris T. Gänsicke, Eelco de Groot, Janet Drew, Thomas Augusteijn, Amornrat Aungwerojwit, Mike Barlow, Susana Cristina Cabral De Barros, Else J M Van Den Besselaar, Jorge Casares, Romano L M Corradi, Jesús M. Corral-Santana, Niall Deacon, Wilbert Van Ham, Haili Hu, Uli HeberPeter G Jonker, Rob King, Christian Knigge, Antonio Mampaso, Tom R Marsh, Luisa Morales-Rueda, Ralf Napiwotzki, Tim T Naylor, Gijs Nelemans, Tim Oosting, Stylianos Pyrzas, Magaretha Pretorius, Pablo Rodríguez-Gil, Gijs H A Roelofs, Stuart E. Sale, Pim Schellart, Danny Steeghs, Cezary Szyszka, Yvonne Unruh, Nicholas A Walton, Simon Weston, Andrew Witham, Patrick Woudt, Albert Zijlstra

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The UV-Excess survey of the northern Galactic plane images a 10° × 185° wide band, centred on the Galactic equator using the 2.5-m Isaac Newton Telescope in four bands (i 5875) down to ∼21-22 mag (in i 5875). The setup and data reduction procedures are described. Simulations of the colours of main-sequence stars, giant, supergiants, DA and DB white dwarfs and AM Canum Venaticorum stars are made, including the effects of reddening. A first look at the data of the survey (currently 30 per cent complete) is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-339
Number of pages17
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Galaxy: disc
  • Galaxy: stellar content
  • Galaxy: structure
  • ISM: general
  • Stars: general
  • Surveys

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