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The VSOP 5 GHz AGN Survey I. Compilation and Observations

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Hirabayashi, H and Fomalont, EB and Horiuchi, S and Lovell, JEJ and Moellenbrock, GA and Inoue, M and Burke, BF and Dewdney, PE and Gurvits, LI and Kobayashi, H and Jauncey, DL and Murata, Y and McCulloch, PM and Preston, RA and Avruch, IM and Edwards, PG and Dougherty, SM and Scott, WK and Frey, S and Paragi, Z and Kovalev, YA and Popov, M and Romney, JD and Schilizzi, RT and Shen, ZQ and Nicolson, G and Quick, J and Costa, ME and Dodson, R and Reynolds, JE and Tzioumis, AK and Tingay, SJ and Hong, XY and Liang, SG and Huang, XY and Wei, WR and Trigilio, C and Tuccari, G and Nakajima, J and Kawai, E and Umemoto, T and Miyaji, T and Fujisawa, K and Kawaguchi, N and Kus, A and Ghigo, F and Salter, C and Ghosh, T and Kanevsky, B and Slysh, V and Gunn, A and Burgess, P and Carlson, B and Del Rizzo, D and Taylor, R and Cannon, W and Kameno, S and Shibata, KM and Benson, J and Flatters, C and Hale, A and Lewis, C and Langston, G and Minter, A and Miller, K and Smith, J and Wietfeldt, R and Altunin, V and Meier, DL and Murphy, DW and Resch, G and Lister, ML and Piner, BG and Jenkins, R and Border, J and Gimeno, J, The VSOP 5 GHz AGN Survey I. Compilation and Observations, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Japan, 52, (6) pp. 997-1014. ISSN 0004-6264 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1093/pasj/52.6.997

Abstract

© 2000 Astronomical Society of Japan. The VSOP mission is a Japanese-led project to image radio sources with sub-milliarcsec resolution by correlating the signal from the orbiting 8-m telescope, HALCA, with a global array of telescopes. Twenty-five percent of the scientific time of this mission is devoted to a survey of 402 bright, small-diameter extra-galactic radio sources at 5 GHz. The major goals of the VSOP Survey are statistical in nature: to determine the brightness temperature and approximate structure; to provide a source list for use with future space VLBI missions; and to compare radio properties with other data throughout the EM spectrum. This paper describes: the compilation of a complete list of radio sources associated with active galactic nuclei (AGN); the selection of the subsample of sources to be observed with VSOP; the extensive ground resources used for the Survey; the status of the observations as of 2000 July; the data-analysis methods; and several examples of results from the VSOP Survey. More detailed results from the full sample will be given in future papers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical and Space Sciences
Research Field:Galactic Astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
Author:McCulloch, PM (Professor Peter McCulloch)
Author:Costa, ME (Dr Marco Costa)
Author:Dodson, R (Mr Richard Dodson)
ID Code:20893
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:66
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-05-07
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