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Paper: Digitization of the FBS: Its Future Use and Expected Results
Volume: 284, AGN Surveys, IAU Colloquium 184
Page: 399
Authors: Mickaelian, Areg M.
Abstract: The First Byurakan Survey (FBS) is the largest spectral survey in the Northern sky. Its plates contain low-dispersion spectra for some 20,000,000 objects. The FBS spectra allow to select objects by their colour, broad emission or absorption lines, SED; discover, classify and investigate them. The FBS was conducted originally for search of UVX galaxies (1500 Markarian galaxies discovered). Selection of blue stellar objects, red stars, identification of IRAS sources have been also made by means of the FBS spectra. All these works have been carried out by eye inspection of the plates. The digitization will give new possibilities to search for many new objects: new bright QSOs (m < 18), new Markarian (UVX) galaxies, BCDGs, optical counterparts of IR, radio, X-ray and other sources, late-type stars, planetary nebulae, emission-line stars, white dwarfs; study of star clusters and clusters of galaxies. The digitized FBS will be available via Internet and on CDs. A software for work with the data will be provided.
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