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Volume 27, Issue 1


Interstellar extinction from photometric surveys: application to four high-latitude areas

Oleg Malkov / Sergey Karpov
  • Special Astrophysical Observatory of RAS, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachay-Circassia, Russian Federation
  • Kazan Federal University, Kazan, Russian Federation
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/ Elena Kilpio / Sergey Sichevsky / Dmitry Chulkov / Olga Dluzhnevskaya / Dana Kovaleva / Alexei Kniazev
  • South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Special Astrophysical Observatory of RAS, Nizhnij Arkhyz, Karachay-Circassia, Russian Federation
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/ Areg Mickaelian / Alexey Mironov / Jayant Murthy / Alexey Sytov / Gang Zhao
  • Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100012, China
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/ Aleksandr Zhukov
  • Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia; Institute of Astronomy, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Sternberg Astronomical Institute, Moscow, Russian Federation
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Published Online: 2018-04-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0002


Information on interstellar extinction and dust properties may be obtained from modern large photometric surveys data. Virtual Observatory facilities allow users to make a fast and correct cross-identification of objects from various surveys. It yields a multicolor photometry data on detected objects and makes it possible to estimate stellar parameters and calculate interstellar extinction. A 3D extinction map then can be constructed. The method was applied to 2MASS, SDSS, GALEX and UKIDSS surveys. Results for several high-latitude areas are obtained, compared with independent sources and discussed here.

Keywords: Extinction; Surveys; Photometry; Supernovae


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Received: 2017-10-17

Accepted: 2017-12-27

Published Online: 2018-04-04

Citation Information: Open Astronomy, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 62–69, ISSN (Online) 2543-6376, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/astro-2018-0002.

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