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The Parkes half-jansky flat-spectrum sample


Drinkwater, MJ and Webster, RL and Francis, PJ and Condon, JJ and Ellison, SL and Jauncey, DL and Lovell, JEJ and Peterson, BA and Savage, A, The Parkes half-jansky flat-spectrum sample, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 284, (1) pp. 85-125. ISSN 0035-8711 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/mnras/284.1.85


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 α2.7/5.0 > -0.5, where S(v) ∝ vα, Galactic latitude \b\ > 20° and -45°< declination (B1950) < +10°. 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. © 1997 RAS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Galactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Lovell, JEJ (Dr Jim Lovell)
ID Code:10560
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:142
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-11

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