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2013MNRAS.428.1845B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 428, 1845-1854 (2013/January-2)

The Planck-ATCA Co-eval Observations project: the spectrally selected sample.

BONALDI A., BONAVERA L., MASSARDI M. and DE ZOTTI G.

Abstract (from CDS):

The Planck Australia Telescope Compact Array (Planck-ATCA) Co-eval Observations (PACO) have provided multi-frequency (5-40 GHz) flux density measurements of complete samples of Australia Telescope 20 GHz (AT20G) radio sources at frequencies below and overlapping with Planck frequency bands, almost simultaneously with Planck observations. In this work we analyse the data in total intensity for the spectrally selected PACO sample, a complete sample of 69 sources brighter than S20GHz = 200mJy selected from the AT20G survey catalogue to be inverted or upturning between 5 and 20 GHz. We study the spectral behaviour and variability of the sample. We use the variability between AT20G (2004-2007) and PACO (2009-2010) epochs to discriminate between candidate High-Frequency Peakers (HFPs) and candidate blazars. The HFPs picked up by our selection criteria have spectral peaks >10 GHz in the observer frame and turn out to be rare (<0.5percent of the S20GHz ≥ 200mJy sources), consistent with the short duration of this phase implied by the `youth' scenario. Most ( ≃ 89percent) of blazar candidates have remarkably smooth spectra, well described by a double power law, suggesting that the emission in the PACO frequency range is dominated by a single emitting region. Sources with peaked PACO spectra show a decrease of the peak frequency with time at a mean rate of -3±2GHzyr-1 on an average time-scale of <τ> = 2.1±0.5yr (median: τmedian = 1.3yr). The 5-20 GHz spectral indices show a systematic decrease from AT20G to PACO. At higher frequencies spectral indices steepen: the median α4030 is steeper than the median α205 by δα = 0.6. Taking further into account the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer data we find that the Spectral Energy Distributions (SEDs), νS(ν), of most of our blazars peak at νSEDp < 105GHz; the median peak wavelength is λSEDp ≃ 93µm. Only six have νSEDp > 105GHz.

Abstract Copyright: © 2012 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society (2012)

Journal keyword(s): galaxies: active - radio continuum: galaxies - radio continuum: general - conduction - MHD - methods: numerical

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/428/1845): catalog.dat table3.dat>

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