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J/A+A/472/705   BeppoSAX WFC X-ray source catalogue (SAXWFC) (Verrecchia+, 2007)

The BeppoSAX WFC X-ray source catalogue Verrecchia F., in 't Zand J.J.M., Giommi P., Santolamazza P., Granata S., Schuurmans J.J., Antonelli A. <Astron. Astrophys. 472, 705 (2007)> =2007A&A...472..705V
ADC_Keywords: X-ray sources Keywords: catalogs - X-rays: binaries - X-rays: galaxies - X-rays: general - X-rays: stars - Galaxy: general Abstract: We present the catalogue of X-ray sources detected by the two Wide Field Cameras (WFCs) in complete observations on board BeppoSAX during its 6 years of operational lifetime, between April 1996 and April 2002. The BeppoSAX WFCs were coded mask instruments sensitive in the 2-28keV energy band with a 40x40 square degree fields of view, pointing in opposite directions and perpendicularly to the BeppoSAX Narrow Field Instruments (NFI). The WFCs were usually operated simultaneously to NFI observations, each lasting up to several days. WFCs observed thus the entire sky several times with a typical sensitivity of 2 to 10mCrab. A systematic analysis of all WFC observations in the BeppoSAX archive has been carried out using the latest post-mission release of the WFC analysis software and calibrations. The catalogue includes 253 distinct sources, obtained from a total sample of 8253 WFC detections. We describe the basic statistical properties of the sample and present a six-year history of two celestial calibration X-ray sources. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 177 253 Catalogue of X-ray sources detected by the two Wide Field Cameras (WFCs)
Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 A6 --- --- [SAXWFC] 8- 21 A14 --- SAXWFC WFC name (JHHMM.m+DDMM.m) 23 A1 --- n_SAXWFC [hijk] Detection note (1) 25- 26 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 28- 29 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 31- 34 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 36 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 37- 38 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 40- 41 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 43- 46 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 48- 50 F3.1 arcmin e_Pos Mean position error (2) 52- 56 F5.1 ks ExpTime Exposure time 58- 65 F8.2 10fW/m2 Flux ? Unabsorbed 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (3) 66- 71 F6.2 10fW/m2 e_Flux ?=- Error on the 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (3) 72- 76 F5.1 --- SNR1 Signal-to-noise ratio in the 2-8keV band 78- 82 F5.1 --- SNR2 Signal-to-noise ratio in the 8-19keV band 84- 86 I3 --- Ndet Number of detections 88- 94 F7.1 ks Texpo ?=- Total exposure time 96-102 F7.1 10fW/m2 Mflux ? Mean unabsorbed 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (4) 104-109 F6.1 10fW/m2 e_Mflux ?=- Error on the mean 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (4) 111-116 F6.1 --- ChiFl ?=- Reduced chi_flux^2^ (5) 118-124 F7.1 10fW/m2 Maxfl ?=- Maximum unabsorbed 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (6) 126-132 F7.1 10fW/m2 Minfl ?=- Minimum unabsorbed 2-10keV flux in units of 10-11erg/cm2/s (6) 134-154 A21 --- Name Source name 156-177 A22 --- Class Source class (7)
Note (1): Detection notes as follows: h = detected with the highest snr in a softed band, 2-5.5 or 2-3.2keV with respect to the catalogue reference 2-8keV band. i = detected with the highest snr in a harder band, 8-19, 5.5-11, 6-13 or 11-19keV with respect to the catalogue reference 2-8keV band j = detected with the highest snr in a larger band, 2-19 or 2-26keV band, with respect to the catalogue reference 2-8keV band k = source detected in the first processing stage only Note (2): The position error is the mean 99% X, Y error added in quadrature to a systematic error of 1.3'. Note (3): 2-10keV flux and error in units of 10-11erg/s/cm2 (10-14W/m2). Note (4): The flux weighted mean among all the detections of a source and its standard deviation in units of 10-11erg/s/cm2^ (10-14W/m2). Note (5): The 2-10keV flux reduced Chi2 among all source detections. Note (6): The maximum and minimum 2-10keV flux among all source detections. Note (7): Classification uses the following abbreviations: AGN = active galactic nucleus AM Her = AM Her type star AXP = anomalous X-ray pulsar B = burster Be = B-emission star BY Dra = BY Dra type star ClG = cluster of galaxies CV = cataclysmic variable D = dipper DN = dwarf nova E = intermediate objects GlC = in globular cluster IP = intermediate polar HMXRB = high-mass X-ray binary LBV = luminous blue variable type star LMXRB = low-mass X-ray binary P = polar QSO = quasar RG = radio galaxy RP = radio pulsar RSCVn = RS CVn type star Seyfert 1 = Seyfert galaxy type 1 Seyfert 2 = Seyfert galaxy type 2 SNR = Supernova remnant Sy = Symbiotic star T = transient source U Gem = U Gem type star WD = White dwarf XB = X-ray binary XP = X-ray pulsar
Acknowledgements: Francesco Verrecchia, verrecchia(at)asdc.asi.it
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 14-Aug-2007
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