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Paper: SkyMapper and AEGIS: Tracing the Structure and Evolution of the Galaxy
Volume: 458, Galactic Archaeology: Near-Field Cosmology and the Formation of the Milky Way
Page: 413
Authors: Casey, A. R.; Keller, S. C.; Ness, M. K.; the AEGIS collaboration; the SkyMapper team
Abstract: The AAOmega Evolution of Galactic Structure (AEGIS) program aims to constrain the chemodynamical evolution of the Milky Way through the study of the halo and the outer thick disk. The AEGIS survey will determine the metal content, kinematics and chemical abundance ratios for 70,000 stars over 4,900 deg2 using the AAOmega multi-object spectrograph on the 3.9m Australian Astronomical Telescope. With such a vast survey area, AEGIS benefits by allocating fibres to very rare high impact classes of objects such as globular cluster tidal tails, white dwarfs, hyper-velocity stars, QSOs, and extremely metal-poor (EMP) stars. Here we present the progress of the AEGIS survey and highlight the efficiency in using SkyMapper photometry to select rare EMP candidates.
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