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6 Jun 2017

SkyMapper DR1 Now Available

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Data Release 1 of the SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey is now available to Australian astronomers. Covering more than 20,000 deg2 in six optical bands, DR1 is comprised of more than 300 million unique sources down to ABmag ~ 18. With significant improvements in the data quality and sky coverage compared to the Early Data Release, the SkyMapper Team is excited to be unveiling DR1.

Above: Sky coverage of the 4016 SkyMapper fields comprising DR1, shaded by filter completeness. Light grey regions have complete coverage in all six bands. Even at low Galactic latitudes, most fields have at least g,r,i,z observations.