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J/ApJS/188/178   VLA 1.4GHz observations of GOODS-North field  (Morrison+, 2010)

Very Large Array 1.4 GHz observations of the GOODS-North field: data reduction and analysis. Morrison G.E., Owen F.N., Dickinson M., Ivison R.J., Ibar E. <Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser., 188, 178-186 (2010)> =2010ApJS..188..178M
ADC_Keywords: Radio sources ; Radio continuum Keywords: cosmology: observations - galaxies: evolution - galaxies: starburst - infrared: galaxies Abstract: We describe deep, new, wide-field radio continuum observations of the Great Observatories Origins Deep Survey-North field. The resulting map has a synthesized beam size of ∼1.7" and an rms noise level of ∼3.9uJy/beam near its center and ∼8uJy/beam at 15' from phase center. We have cataloged 1230 discrete radio emitters, within a 40'x40' region, above a 5σ detection threshold of ∼20uJy at the field center. New techniques, pioneered by Owen & Morrison, have enabled us to achieve a dynamic range of 6800:1 in a field that has significantly strong confusing sources. We compare the 1.4GHz (20cm) source counts with those from other published radio surveys. Our differential counts are nearly Euclidean below 100uJy with a median source diameter of ∼1.2". This adds to the evidence presented by Owen & Morrison that the natural confusion limit may lie near 1uJy. If the Euclidean slope of the counts continues down to the natural confusion limit as an extrapolation of our logN-logS, this indicates that the cutoff must be fairly sharp below 1uJy else the cosmic microwave background temperature would increase above 2.7K at 1.4GHz. Description: 165hr observations were done at night, for a region centered at 12:36:49.4+62:12:58 (J2000), at 1.4GHz, using the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's (NRAO's) VLA between 2005 February and 2006 February. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file table2.dat 101 1230 Radio source catalog
See also: VIII/65 : 1.4GHz NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) (Condon+ 1998) J/AJ/112/1335 : Hubble Deep Field observations (Williams+ 1996) J/MNRAS/358/1159 : Radio sources in HDF and HFF (Muxlow+, 2005) J/MNRAS/371/963 : Deep VLA survey in Lockman Hole, HDFN, ELAISN2 (Biggs+ 2006) J/ApJS/167/103 : Radio/Optical catalog of the SSA 13 field (Fomalont+, 2006) J/AJ/136/1889 : 20cm observations of deep Swire Field (Owen+, 2008) Byte-by-byte Description of file: table2.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 5 I5 --- [MOD2010] [1/11103] Catalog Source Number 7- 8 I2 h RAh Hour of Right Ascension (J2000) 10- 11 I2 min RAm Minute of Right Ascension (J2000) 13- 17 F5.2 s RAs Second of Right Ascension (J2000) 19- 23 F5.3 s e_RAs Error in RAs 24 A1 --- DE- Declination sign 25- 26 I2 deg DEd Degree of Declination (J2000) 28- 29 I2 arcmin DEm Arcminute of Declination (J2000) 31- 34 F4.1 arcsec DEs Arcsecond of Declination (J2000) 36- 39 F4.2 arcsec e_DEs Error in DEs 41- 46 F6.1 --- S/N Peak Signal/Noise Ratio 48- 55 F8.1 uJy Sp Observed peak brightness at 1.4GHz (1) 57- 60 F4.1 uJy e_Sp Error in Sp 62- 70 F9.1 uJy Stot Total flux density at 1.4GHz 72- 77 F6.1 uJy e_Stot Error in Stot 79- 83 F5.1 arcsec bmaj Fitted Gaussian major axis FWHM 85- 88 F4.1 arcsec bmin Fitted Gaussian minor axis FWHM 90- 92 I3 deg PA Fitted position angle 94- 97 F4.1 arcsec ulim ?=0 bmaj-upper limit if bmaj=0.0 (2) 99-101 F3.1 arcsec beam Map beam size
Note (1): In units of microJanskeys/beam and uncorrected for primary beam or bandwidth smearing. Note (2): Or maximum size for very resolved sources.
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Greg Schwarz [AAS], Emmanuelle Perret [CDS] 14-Jun-2010
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