The Parkes half-jansky flat-spectrum sample

Drinkwater, M.J. and Webster, R.L. and Francis, P.J. and Condon, J.J. and Ellison, S.L. and Jauncey, D.L. and Lovell, J. and Peterson, B.A. and Savage, A. (1997) The Parkes half-jansky flat-spectrum sample. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 284 (1). pp. 85-125. ISSN 0035-8711. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

We present a new sample of Parkes half-jansky flat-spectrum radio sources, having made a particular effort to find any previously unidentified sources. The sample contains 323 sources selected according to a flux limit of 0.5 Jy at 2.7 GHz, a spectral index measured between 2.7 and 5.0 GHz of alpha(2.7/5.0) > -0.5, where S(nu) proportional to nu(alpha), Galactic latitude \b\ > 20 degrees and -45 degrees < declination (B1950) < +10 degrees. The sample was selected from a region 3.90 steradians in area. We have obtained accurate radio positions for all the unresolved sources in this sample, and combined these with accurate optical positions from digitized photographic sky survey data to check all the optical identifications. We report new identifications based on R- and Kn-band imaging and new spectroscopic measurements of many of the sources. We present a catalogue of the 323 sources, of which 321 now have identified optical counterparts and 277 have measured spectral redshifts.

Item Type: Review
Depositing User: T. Nasir
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 18:44
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2009 18:44
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