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J/AZh/84/227  RATAN-600 Zenith-Field sky survey (RZF) catalog (Bursov+, 2007)

A RATAN-600 Zenith-Field sky survey. Catalog of radio sources. Bursov N.N., Parijskij Yu.N., Maiorova E.K., Mingaliev M.G., Berlin A.B., Nizhel'skii N.A., Glushkova I.A., Semenova T.A. <Astron. Zh. 84, 227 (2007)> =2007AZh....84..227B =2007ARep...51..197B
ADC_Keywords: Radio sources ; Surveys Abstract: A catalog of radio sources detected in a deep RATAN-600 survey is presented. The catalog was obtained in the region 0h≤RA(2000.0)≤24h, Dec(2000.0)=41:30:42±2, at the declination of the bright radio source 3C 84. There were nine sessions of multi-wavelength observations at wavelengths lambda=1-55cm, and more than 300 daily scans were accumulated at each wavelength. This is the first stage in the reduction of an extensive database accumulated by the Cosmological Gene Project. The RATAN-600 Zenith Field (RZF) catalog was obtained at the central wavelength of 7.6cm, and contains 437 radio sources, virtually all of which have been identified with NVSS objects. Most of the flux densities for the catalog sources are above the 5 level. Noise from faint (mainly new) background sources at a level of about 0.8mJy has been detected. The minimum flux density of the catalog, 2.5mJy, is comparable to the flux-density limit of the NVSS catalog. The catalog is more than 80% complete for sources with flux densities >3mJy. Description: The observations were carried out from 1998 to 2003 on the Northern sector of the RATAN-600 at the declination of the bright source 3C 84, in nine scans spaced by 12' in the sky, so that the entire area covered is 0h≤RA2000.0≤24h, Dec2000.0=+41:30:42±60". Nine observing sessions at wavelengths lambda=1.0-55cm were conducted, leading to a total of more than 300 days of observations. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file appen.dat 85 437 RZF (Ratan-600 Zenith Field) catalog, λ=7.6cm in the central band of the ZENITH survey (α=0h-24h, δ=41°30'±2'). Identification with NVSS sources
See also: VIII/33 : Spectral characteristics of RATAN (RC) Catalog (Bursov+ 1989) J/A+A/370/78 : RATAN-600 NCP bright radio sources (Mingaliev+, 2001) J/A+AS/87/1 : RATAN-600 7.6 cm catalog of radio sources (Parijskij+ 1991) J/AZh/62/229 : Giant H II region Ratan-600 observations (Berlin+ 1985) J/AZh/74/42 : RATAN-600 radio sources spectra (Bursov 1997) J/AZh/82/420 : Spectral study of 19 radio sources (Afanasiev+, 2005) J/other/BSAO/40.5 : RATAN-600 RC radio sources (Parijskij+ 1996) Byte-by-byte Description of file: appen.dat
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 3 I3 --- Seq Sequential number 5- 18 A14 --- RZF Source name (JHHMMSS+DDMMSS) 20- 21 I2 h RAh Right ascension (J2000) 23- 24 I2 min RAm Right ascension (J2000) 26- 30 F5.2 s RAs Right ascension (J2000) 32 A1 --- DE- Declination sign (J2000) 33- 34 I2 deg DEd Declination (J2000) 36- 37 I2 arcmin DEm Declination (J2000) 39- 42 F4.1 arcsec DEs Declination (J2000) 44- 50 F7.1 mJy SNVSS NVSS flux density at 21cm 52- 55 F4.1 mJy e_SNVSS rms uncertainty on SNVSS 57- 63 F7.1 mJy SRZF Ratan-600 Zenith Field flux density at 7.6cm 65- 69 F5.1 mJy e_SRZF rms uncertainty on SRZF 71- 75 F5.2 arcmin DH Position of the source in the RZF catalog relative to the RATAN-600 beam for the epoch of observation (ΔH) 77- 81 F5.2 --- SpIndex Calculated 7.6-21cm spectral index of the RZF source 83- 85 A3 --- Note [abc, ] Notes (1)
Note (1): Notes as follows: a = Sources beyond the central band of the survey (δ=41°30'±2') b = Sources with uncertain parameters, blended with nearby objects, detected against the noise background of extended structures of the Galaxy c = NVSS sources not resolved by the RATAN-600 beam (the presented coordinates are the mean weighted position of the individual sources with their flux densities as the weights)
History: From electronic version of the journal
(End) Patricia Vannier [CDS] 31-Dec-2007
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