Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 488, 1221-1236 (2008/9-4)
The Brera multi-scale wavelet Chandra survey. I. Serendipitous source catalogue.
ROMANO P., CAMPANA S., MIGNANI R.P., MORETTI A., MOTTINI M., PANZERA M.R. and TAGLIAFERRI G.
Abstract (from CDS):
We present the BMW-Chandra source catalogue drawn from essentially all Chandra ACIS-I pointed observations with an exposure time in excess of 10 ks public as of March 2003 (136 observations). Using the wavelet detection algorithm developed by Lazzati et al. (1999ApJ...524..414) and Campana et al. (1999ApJ...524..423C
), which can characterise both point-like and extended sources, we identified 21325 sources. Among them, 16758 are serendipitous, i.e. not associated with the targets of the pointings, and do not require a non-automated analysis. This makes our catalogue the largest compilation of Chandra sources to date. The 0.5-10keV absorption corrected fluxes of these sources range from ∼3x10–16
erg/cm2/s with a median of 7x10–15
erg/cm2/s. The catalogue consists of count rates and relative errors in three energy bands (total, 0.5-7keV; soft, 0.5-2keV; and hard, 2-7keV), and source positions relative to the highest signal-to-noise detection among the three bands. The wavelet algorithm also provides an estimate of the extension of the source. We include information drawn from the headers of the original files, as well, and extracted source counts in four additional energy bands, SB1 (0.5-1keV), SB2 (1-2keV), HB1 (2-4keV), and HB2 (4-7keV). We computed the sky coverage for the full catalogue and for a subset at high Galactic latitude (|b|>20°). The complete catalogue provides a sky coverage in the soft band (0.5-2keV, S/N=3) of ∼8deg2
at a limiting flux of ∼10–13
erg/cm2/s, and ∼2deg2
at a limiting flux of ∼10–15
erg/cm2/s. Furthermore, we present the results of the cross-match with existing catalogues at different wavelengths (FIRST, IRAS, 2MASS, GSC2, and ChaMP). The total numbers of matches with the FIRST, IRASPSC, 2MASS, and GSC2 catalogues obtained after a closest-distance selection are 13, 87, 6700, and 4485, respectively.
catalogs - X-rays: general
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/A+A/488/1221): catalog.dat BMC1.0.1AA.FITS>
Catalog, col(1): [RCM2008] NNNNN (Nos 1-21325) = col(2): 1BMC JHHMMSS.s+DDMMSS N=21325.
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