Figures 1 (click here)a-c give the final photometries in U (after Tappert et al. 1993) and V, R (after Hoffmann et al. 1990, 1993) for . For the same photometries, a colour-coded set of maps is presented in Figs. 2 (click here)-4 (click here). As concerns the U band, a detailed map of the galactic center region has been given earlier (Schmidt-Kaler & Schlosser 1988).
Note added in proof: A database of all major photometries (including those of Papers VII & VIII) is being built up at the CDS, Strasbourg. It will be accessible through the World Wide Web at http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/cgi-bin/qcat?VII/199
Figure 1: Contour plots of the photometries of the Milky Way in the U a), V b) and R c) band
Figure 2: The Southern Milky Way in the U passband. The colour code is from black to white S10U. The lower cut of the colour table has been chosen for technical reasons only. For all photometries, intensity 0 S10
Figure 3: The Southern Milky Way in the V passband. The colour code is from black to white S10V
Figure 4: The Southern Milky Way in the R passband. The colour code is from black to white S10R
Figure 5: Synopsis of the three B, V, R photometries
The authors are grateful to Prof. Dr. W.C. Seitter and her staff of the Astronomisches Institut der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster for granting measuring time and technical support. We also thank the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for financial support (Schm 160/35-1).