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J/A+AS/124/259      Westerbork Northern Sky Survey I.   (Rengelink+ 1997)

The Westerbork Northern Sky Survey (WENSS). I. A 570 square degree Mini-Survey around the North Ecliptic Pole Rengelink R.B., Tang Y., de Bruyn A.G., Miley G.K., Bremer M.N., Rottgering H.J.A., Bremer M.A.R. <Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 124, 259 (1997)> =1997A&AS..124..259R (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Radio sources Keywords: surveys - radio continuum: general Description: The Westerbork Nortern Sky Survey (WENSS) is a low-frequency (325 MHz) radio survey that will cover the whole sky north of a declination of 30 degrees A first installment of the survey covers an area of 570 square degrees around the North Ecliptic Pole. A source list comprising 11,299 sources and 994 components is listed in Table 6 of the paper. This table is presented here. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table6.dat 79 12293 Catalogue of the Westerbork Northern Sky Survey (WENSS) sources in the NEP Mini-Survey.
See also: VIII/62 : The Westerbork Northern Sky Survey (WENSS) (Leiden, 1998) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table6.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 12 A12 --- WENSS Name (IAU-format) 13 A1 --- m_WENSS [ABCDabc] Multiplicity index on WENSS (1) 15- 16 I2 h RAh Right ascension (B1950) 18- 19 I2 min RAm Right ascension (B1950) 21- 25 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (B1950) 26 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 27- 28 I2 deg DEd Declination (B1950) 30- 31 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (B1950) 33- 36 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (B1950) 38 A1 --- Type [SMCE] Single/Mult./Comp./Ext. Type (2) 40 A1 --- Flag [*] Flag (*=Possible problem) 41- 46 I6 mJy Sp Peak flux density at 325MHz (in mJy/beam) 47- 52 I6 mJy Si Integrated flux density at 325MHz (mJy) 53- 56 I4 arcsec MajAxis Major axis (3) 57- 60 I4 arcsec MinAxis Minor axis (3) 61- 64 I4 deg PA Position angle (3) 66- 69 F4.1 mJy NSE Local noise level (in mJy/beam) 71- 79 A9 --- Frm Frame
Note (1): Uppercase letters designate components. Lowercase letters were added in May 1999 to remove the name collisions. These concern 118 WNB names assigned to 237 sources. Note (2): S = Single component source M = Multiple component source C = Individual component E = extended source Note (3): If the source is unresolved then a value of 0 is assigned to these parameters
Acknowledgements: Roeland Rengelink History: * 22-Nov-1996: Prepared by R.B. Rengelink (Leiden Observatory) * 14-May-1999: Lowercase letters a, b or c were added in column m_WENSS to 118 WNB names (see "Note (1)" section above) * 11-Oct-2001: Removed the embedded blanks in the 3 names WNB1627+6858 WNB1939+6036 WNB2002+6506
(End) R.B. Rengelink (Leiden Observatory) 22-Nov-1996
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