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Research interests

My research is centred around large surveys, primarily of extra-galctic objects but also of Galactic sources, carried out using large optical telescopes on the ground or in space. In particular, we have made spectroscopic surveys of dwarf (i.e. low luminosity) galaxies in the nearby clusters Virgo and Fornax, the highlight of which has been the discovery of an entirely new class of stellar systems, which we call Ultra-Compact Dwarfs or UCDs. I am also a member of the international teams carrying out the Hubble Space Telescope Treasury Survey of the Coma Cluster, the GAMA (Galaxy and Mass Accumulation) survey and the infra-red Herschel-ATLAS survey. Nearer to home, I am a member of collaborations carrying out surveys of the plane of our own Galaxy in the hydrogen alpha emission line.

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VPHAS+: VST Photometric Halpha Survey

Phillipps, S.


Project: Research

EGAPS: European Galactic Photometric Survey

Phillipps, S. & Drew, J.


Project: Research

Research Output

IGAPS: the merged IPHAS and UVEX optical surveys of theNorthern Galactic Plane

IGAPS, 1 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • IGAPS: the merged IPHAS and UVEX optical surveys of the northern Galactic plane

    IGAPS, 1 Jun 2020, In : Astronomy and Astrophysics. 638

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    The merged IPHAS and UVEX optical surveys of the Northern Galactic Planee

    Monguio, M., Greimel, R., Drew, J. E., Barentsen, G., Groot, P. J., Morris, R. A. H., Phillipps, S. & et al, 12 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Astronomy and Astrophysics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Activities

    • 1 Editorial activity

    Prospects for AAO/UKST Galactic Plane H-alpha Survey (PASA) (Journal)

    Steven Phillipps (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Supervised Work

    Evolution of the UV Upturn in Early-type Cluster Galaxies

    Author: Ali, S. S., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Bremer, M. (Supervisor) & Phillipps, S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)