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HerMES: point source catalogues from Herschel-SPIRE observations II

Wang, L. and Viero, M. and Clarke, C. and Bock, J. and Buat, V. and Conley, A. and Farrah, D. and Guo, K. and Heinis, S. and Magdis, G. and Marchetti, L. and Marsden, G. and Norberg, P. and Oliver, S. J. and Page, M. J. and Roehlly, Y. and Roseboom, I. G. and Schulz, B. and Smith, A. J. and Vaccari, M. and Zemcov, M. (2014) HerMES: point source catalogues from Herschel-SPIRE observations II. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 444 (3). pp. 2870-2883. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1569.

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The Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey (HerMES) is the largest Guaranteed Time Key Programme on the Herschel Space Observatory. With a wedding cake survey strategy, it consists of nested fields with varying depth and area totalling ∼380 deg^2. In this paper, we present deep point source catalogues extracted from Herschel-Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) observations of all HerMES fields, except for the later addition of the 270 deg^2 HerMES Large-Mode Survey (HeLMS) field. These catalogues constitute the second Data Release (DR2) made in 2013 October. A sub-set of these catalogues, which consists of bright sources extracted from Herschel-SPIRE observations completed by 2010 May 1 (covering ∼74 deg^2) were released earlier in the first extensive data release in 2012 March. Two different methods are used to generate the point source catalogues, the sussextractor point source extractor used in two earlier data releases (EDR and EDR2) and a new source detection and photometry method. The latter combines an iterative source detection algorithm, starfinder, and a De-blended SPIRE Photometry algorithm. We use end-to-end Herschel-SPIRE simulations with realistic number counts and clustering properties to characterize basic properties of the point source catalogues, such as the completeness, reliability, photometric and positional accuracy. Over 500 000 catalogue entries in HerMES fields (except HeLMS) are released to the public through the HeDAM (Herschel Database in Marseille) website (

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Additional Information:© 2014 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. Accepted 2014 August 1. Received 2014 August 1. In original form 2013 December 12. First published online September 15, 2014. LWis supported by UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council grant ST/F002858/1 and an ERC StG grant (DEGAS-259586). The data presented in this paperwill be released through the HeDaM ( SPIRE has been developed by a Consortium of Institutes led by Cardiff Univ. (UK) and including Univ. Lethbridge (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, LAM (France); IFSI, Univ. Padua (Italy); IAC (Spain); Stockholm Observatory (Sweden); Imperial College London, RAL, UCL-MSSL, UKATC, Univ. Sussex (UK); Caltech, JPL, NHSC, Univ. Colorado (USA). This development has been supported by national funding agencies: CSA (Canada); NAOC (China); CEA, CNES, CNRS (France); ASI (Italy); MCINN (Spain); SNSB (Sweden); STFC (UK); and NASA (USA).
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Subject Keywords:methods: statistical techniques: photometric catalogues surveys infrared: galaxies submillimetre: galaxies
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Official Citation:L. Wang, M. Viero, C. Clarke, J. Bock, V. Buat, A. Conley, D. Farrah, K. Guo, S. Heinis, G. Magdis, L. Marchetti, G. Marsden, P. Norberg, S. J. Oliver, M. J. Page, Y. Roehlly, I. G. Roseboom, B. Schulz, A. J. Smith, M. Vaccari, and M. Zemcov HerMES: point source catalogues from Herschel-SPIRE observations II MNRAS (November 1, 2014) Vol. 444 2870-2883 doi:10.1093/mnras/stu1569 First published online September 15, 2014
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