Boyden Station ADH Plates Web Service

The Armagh-Dunsink-Harvard Becker-Schmidt Telescope was deployed at Boyden Station, Maselspoort South Africa between 1965 and 1970. During that time, astronomers from Bamberg, Heidelberg, Hamburg and Münster took astronomical images there, with a focus on old star clusters, the Magellanic clouds, and the southern milky way. This service provides scans of the plates obtained.
ICRS Position, RA,DEC, or Simbad object (e.g., 234.234,-32.45)
Size in decimal degrees (e.g., 0.2 or 1,0.1)
Relation of image and specified Region of Interest.
Plate identifier as in the WFPDB
Epoch at midpoint of observation
No selection matches all, multiple values legal.
Special object on plate
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