UVEX is a double-pass survey in the RGO U, Sloan g, Sloan r
and the He I 5875 filters. The aim is to find hot, blue, but relatively
low luminosity objects in the Galactic Plane. As shown above, any
Galactic population brighter than MV = 10 shows a strong
concentration towards the Galactic Plane. Single white dwarfs and white
dwarf binaries (detached, AM CVn, Cataclysmic Variables, symbiotics),
subdwarf B stars (including the ones in binaries) and extreme helium
stars form the main target of the UVEX survey.
performed using the INT Wide Field Camera, on the island of La Palma,
and started in the Summer of 2006. It is a collaboration between
scientists in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Spain. The UVEX
pass bands are shown below. The HeI 5875 filter band is 40
Angstroms wide and centered on the He I line at 5875 Angstroms.
Plane is tiled in close to 7500 field centers and an equal number of
offset fields and subdivided along the Galactic Plane constellations
NB: Note that all UVEX, IPHAS and VPHAS+ magnitudes are given in the Vega system, not AB!