South Galactic Cap u-band Sky Survey (SCUSS): Data release

Hu Zou, Xu Zhou, Zhaoji Jiang, Xiyan Peng, Dongwei Fan, Xiaohui Fan, Zhou Fan, Boliang He, Yipeng Jing, Michael Lesser, Cheng Li, Jun Ma, Jundan Nie, Shiyin Shen, Jiali Wang, Zhenyu Wu, Tianmeng Zhang, Zhimin Zhou

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The South Galactic Cap u-band Sky Survey (SCUSS) is a deep u-band imaging survey in the south Galactic cap using the 2.3 m Bok telescope. The survey observations were completed at the end of 2013, covering an area of about 5000 square degrees. We release the data in the region with an area of about 4000 deg2 that is mostly covered by the Sloan digital sky survey. The data products contain calibrated single-epoch images, stacked images, photometric catalogs, and a catalog of star proper motions derived by Peng et al. The median seeing and magnitude limit (5σ) are about 2.″0 and 23.2 mag, respectively. There are about 8 million objects having measurements of absolute proper motions. All the data and related documentations can be accessed through the SCUSS data release website

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number37
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2016


  • catalogs
  • surveys
  • techniques: image processing
  • techniques: photometric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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