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J/other/PASA/34.13      S-PASS catalog at 2.3GHz                 (Meyers+, 2017)

A southern-sky total intensity source catalogue at 2.3GHz from S-band Polarisation All-Sky Survey data. Meyers B.W., Hurley-Walker N., Hancock P.J., Franzen T.M.O., Carretti E., Staveley-Smith L., Gaensler B.M., Haverkorn M., Poppi S. <Publ. Astron. Soc. Australia PASA, 34.13 (2017)> =2017PASA...34...13M (SIMBAD/NED BibCode)
ADC_Keywords: Surveys ; Radio sources ; Polarization Keywords: catalogues - surveys - radio continuum: general Abstract: The S-band Polarisation All-Sky Survey (S-PASS) has observed the entire southern sky using the 64-metre Parkes radio telescope at 2.3GHz with an effective bandwidth of 184MHz. The surveyed sky area covers all declinations DE<0°. To analyse compact sources the survey data have been re-processed to produce a set of 107 Stokes I maps with 10.75-arcmin resolution and the large scale emission contribution filtered out. In this paper we use these Stokes I images to create a total intensity southern-sky extragalactic source catalogue at 2.3GHz. The source catalogue contains 23389 sources and covers a sky area of 16600deg2, excluding the Galactic plane for latitudes |b|<10°. Approximately 8% of catalogued sources are resolved. S-PASS source positions are typically accurate to within 35-arcsec. At a flux density of 225mJy the S-PASS source catalogue is more than 95% complete, and ∼94% of S-PASS sources brighter than 500mJy/beam have a counterpart at lower frequencies. Description: Observations were carried out over the period October 2007 to January 2010 using the Parkes S-band receiver. The S-band receiver is a package with: a system temperature Tsys=20K, a beam Full Width at Half Maximum (FWHM) of 8.9-arcmin, and a circular polarisation front-end ideal for linear polarisation observations with single-dish telescopes. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file s-pass.dat 417 23389 S-PASS catalogue S-PASS.vot 191 491277 S-PASS catalogue as VOTABLE
See also: VIII/15 : Parkes Radio Sources Catalogue (PKSCAT90) (Wright+ 1990) VIII/38 : The Parkes-MIT-NRAO 4.85GHz (PMN) Surveys (Griffith+ 1993-1996) VIII/65 : 1.4GHz NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) (Condon+ 1998) VIII/81 : Sydney University Molonglo Sky Survey (SUMSS V2.1) (Mauch+ 2008) Byte-by-byte Description of file: s-pass.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 6 A6 --- --- [SPASS_] 7- 20 A14 --- SPASS SPASS name (JHHMMSS+DDMMSS) 22- 23 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 25- 26 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 28- 32 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 34 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 35- 36 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 38- 39 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 41- 45 F5.2 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 47- 70 F24.18 arcsec e_RAs ?=-1 rms uncertainty on Right Ascension 72- 95 F24.18 arcsec e_DEs ?=-1 rms uncertainty on Declination 97-118 F22.18 Jy/beam Fp2307 Peak flux density at 2307MHz 120-141 F22.19 Jy/beam e_Fp2307 ?=-1 rms uncertainty on Fp2307 (1) 143-164 F22.18 Jy F2307 Integrated flux density at 2307MHz 166-188 F23.19 Jy e_F2307 ?=-1 rms uncertainty on F2307 (1) 190-212 E23.19 Jy/beam bckg Local background level 213-233 F21.19 Jy/beam rms Local RMS noise 235-253 F19.14 arcsec aaxis Fitted semi-major axis 255-279 F25.18 arcsec e_aaxis ?=-1 rms uncertainty on aaxis (2) 281-299 F19.14 arcsec baxis Fitted semi-minor axis 301-323 F23.18 arcsec e_baxis ?=-1 rms uncertainty on baxis (2) 325-346 E22.19 deg PA [] Fitted position angle, measured N to E 348-370 F23.19 deg e_PA ?=-1 rms uncertainty on PA (2) 371-394 E24.19 Jy/beam resmean ? Mean value of data subtract model (3) 396-417 E22.18 Jy/beam resstd ? Standard deviation of data subtract model (3)
Note (1): We stress that the uncertainties in peak and integrated flux densities do not include any correction for flux scaling errors. Note (2): Errors of -1 indicate a fitting error or nearly-circular source, where major and minor axis errors and position angle are poorly defined. Note (3): If a source has been well fitted, the residuals will be small.
Acknowledgements: Bradely Meyers, bradley.meyers(at)
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 03-Feb-2017
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