|Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit|
The Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit (CASU) is part of the
Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge
University and is mainly involved in survey astronomy.
Expertise within the group covers a broad range of ground-based and space-based projects ranging from data processing and image analysis techniques through to data curation and access to UK facility data archives. Modern era wide-field digital surveys produce vast amounts of data and CASU is at the forefront of automatically processing and archiving these legacy products.
Research interests of individual CASU members include: statistical analysis techniques for data mining; searches for rare objects in large area surveys; properties of nearby galaxies and star clusters; attitude control and exploitation of astrometric space missions.
|Archives of astronomical data|
|The CASU data processing facility|
|VDFS||Operation and development of the VISTA and WFCAM dataflow pipelines|
|Future Space Missions: GAIA and Planck||Projected future space missions for mapping the Nearby Universe and the Cosmic Microwave Background|
|INT Wide Field Survey||A deep wide-angle multipassband CCD survey on the Isaac Newton Telescope|
|Hipparcos||The Hipparcos data archive and mission overview|
|A fully automated astrometric sky survey telescope with a drift scan CCD|
|APM Facility (RIP)||Description of the APM microdensitometer and online sky catalogues|
|PDS Facility (RIP)||A commercial microdensitometer with high dynamic range and projection optics|
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