The Palomar Digital Sky Survey (DPOSS): Credits and Acknowledgments
DPOSS is based on the digitization of the
POSS-II photographic sky atlas
Space Telescope Science Institute
and processed, calibrated, and catalogued at Caltech by the DPOSS team.
The original photographic plates were obtained at
Samuel Oschin Telescope
The production of DPOSS and the Palomar-Norris Sky Catalog (PNSC) was supported by a generous grant from the
and by other private donors.
Some funding was also provided by the
National Science Foundation.
Key technology development funding was provided by the
NASA AISRP program.
The following individuals have made key contributions to the project, listed here in a roughly chronological order:
Additional valuable contributions have been made by:
- S. George Djorgovski (project PI)
- Nick Weir
- Usama Fayyad
- Reinaldo de Carvalho
- Julia Kennefick
- Stephen Odewahn
- Roy Gal
- Robert Brunner
- Ashish Mahabal
- ... and of course the POSS-II team at Palomar (especially Jean Mueller, plus many others listed
), and the digitization team at STScI (especially Barry Lasker and Brian McLean)
- Joe Roden
- Paul Stolorz
- Sandra Castro
- Paulo Lopes
- Matthew Graham
- Roy Williams
- Joe Jacob
- Eilat Glikman
- Ciro Donalek
- Numerous Caltech undergrads,
many of them supported in part by the
including: Jeremy Darling, Vandana Desai, Juna Kollmeier, Anne Kelly, Elizabeth Barton, Ingrid Cotoros, Ben Granett, Vit Hradetcky, Dagny Looper, Eric Dickson, Emil Kartalov, Michelle Wilber, Jason Meltzer, Christian Thomas, Robb Rutledge, Marc Favata, Jeanette Hagan, Chris Arnesen, Daina Paulikas, Brian Stalder, Rebecca Stobb, Deborah Eason, Rebecca Shafee, Nitzan Roth, Pavel Batrachenko, Adam Azarch, Tim Boyd, Anne Rajala.
(Some of them are now professors...)
- Many collaborators outside Caltech, especially Giuseppe Longo, Massimo Scaramella, and their teams