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Image and Catalog Archive Photographic Colors


Approximate Colors of the Photographic Survey Plates


                                Photographic    Photoelectric
Survey  Emulsion        Filter  Passband        Passband
------  --------        ------  ------------    -------------
POSS-I  103aE           RP2444  E               R
        103aO           None    O               B

                        RP2444 = Red Plexiglass, similar to 
                                 a Wratten No. 29 Filter

POSS-II IIIaJ           GG385   BJ              B
        IIIaF           RG610   R               R
        IV-N            RG9     I               I

SRC-J   IIIaJ           GG395   BJ              B

SERC-EJ IIIaJ           GG395   BJ              B

ESO-R   IIIaF           RG630   R63F            R

SERC-ER IIIaF           OG590   R59F            R

AAO-R   IIIaF           OG590   R59F            R

AAO-N   IV-N            RG715   I*              I

AAO-sR  IIIaF           RG630   R63F            R
        098-0           RG630

PIMWA   IV-N                    I               I
        098

LUYTEN  08101           red70

        103aD           none
        103aD           ***
        103aD           yel3
        103aD           yel8

        103aE           none
        103aE           #12
        103aE           66
        103aE           67
        103aE           68
        103aE           69
        103aE           70
        103aE           70r
        103aE           amb
        103aE           amb2
        103aE           amb3
        103aE           amb4
        103aE           amb5
        103aE           amb6
        103aE           amb7
        103aE           amb8
        103aE           red66
        103aE           red67
        103aE           red70
        103aE           red71

        103aO           none    O


Some Useful References

  1. Bessell, M. S. 1986, VRI Photometry III: Photographic and CCD R and I Bands and the Kron-Cousins RI System, PASP, 98, 1303
  2. Blair, M. and Gilmore, G. 1982, Color Equations for the United Kingdom Schmidt Telescope, PASP, 94, 742
  3. Evans, D. W. 1989, Photometric Calibration of the APM Proper Motion Project, A&A Suppl., 78, 249
  4. Henden, A. A., Pier, J. R., Monet, D. G., and Canzian, B. 1994, Calibrating the USNO PMM, ASP Conf. Ser., 61, 223
  5. Luyten, W. J. 1963, Proper Motion Survey with the 48-inch Schmidt Telescope, Part I (Minneapolis: Univ. of Minnesota)
  6. Minkowski, R. L. and Abell, G. O. 1963, The National Geographic Society - Palomar Observatory Sky Survey, in Stars and Stellar Systems, Vol. 3., Basic Astronomical Data, ed. K. Aa Strand (Chicago Univ.: Chicago Press), p. 481
  7. Reid, I. N. et al. 1991, The Second Palomar Sky Survey, PASP, 103, 661

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