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J/A+A/508/107       WMAP3 catalogue                          (Giommi+, 2009)

The number counts, luminosity functions, and evolution of microwave-selected (WMAP) blazars and radio galaxies. Giommi P., Colafrancesco S., Padovani P., Gasparrini D., Cavazzuti E., Cutini S. <Astron. Astrophys., 508, 107-115 (2009)> =2009A&A...508..107G
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Galaxies, radio Keywords: galaxies: active - BL Lacertae objects: general - submillimeter - radio continuum: galaxies - surveys Abstract: We present an extensive search to identify the counterparts of all the microwave foreground sources listed in the WMAP 3-year catalogue using literature and archival data. Our work has led to the identification of 309 WMAP sources, 98% of which are blazars, radio quasars, or radio galaxies. Only 7 WMAP detections were identified with other types of cosmic sources (3 starburst galaxies and 4 planetary/LBN nebulae). At present, 15 objects (<5%) still remain without identification because of the unavailability of optical spectroscopic data or a clear radio counterpart. Our results allow us to define a flux-limited sample of 203 high Galactic latitude microwave sources (f41GHz≥1Jy, |bII|>15° that is virtually completely identified (99%). Description: The catalogue of WMAP bright foreground sources that we consider is based on the WMAP 3-year data (Hinshaw et al., 2007, Cat. J/ApJS/170/288) and includes 324 sources detected by WMAP in at least one channel after three years of operation. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table3.dat 118 324 WMAP3 catalogue: basic data, identifications and inclusion in the flux limited sample
See also: J/ApJS/148/97 : The WMAP First Year Source Catalog (WMAP1) (Bennett+, 2003) J/ApJS/170/288 : WMAP 3 Year Temperature Analysis (Hinshaw+, 2007) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table3.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 A5 --- --- [WMAP3] 7- 16 A10 --- WMAP3 Source name in IAU convention (JHHMM+DDMM), WMAP JHHMM+DDMM in Simbad 18- 21 A4 --- --- [WMAP ] 23- 25 I3 --- WMAP ? WMAP ID 1year catalogue 27- 40 A14 --- Name Common name 42- 43 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000.0) 45- 46 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000.0) 48- 51 F4.1 s RAs Right ascension (J2000.0) 53 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000.0) 54- 55 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000.0) 57- 58 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000.0) 60- 63 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000.0) 65- 90 A26 --- Class Classification (FSRQ = Flat-Spectrum Radio Quasar) 92- 96 F5.3 --- z Redshift 98-102 I5 mJy S5 Radio flux density 5 GHz 104-108 I5 mJy S41 WMAP flux density 41 GHz 110-114 I5 mJy S41c Corrected 41 GHz flux density 116-118 A3 --- Samp [yes no] In Complete Sample
Acknowledgements: Sergio Colafrancesco, cola(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 10-Dec-2009
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