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The SIRTF First-Look Survey. I. VLA Image and Source Catalog

Condon, J. J. and Cotton, W. D. and Yin, Q.-F. and Shupe, D. L. and Storrie-Lombardi, L. J. and Helou, G. and Soifer, B. T. and Werner, M. W. (2003) The SIRTF First-Look Survey. I. VLA Image and Source Catalog. Astronomical Journal, 125 (5). pp. 2411-2426. ISSN 0004-6256. doi:10.1086/374633.

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The First-Look Survey (FLS) of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF) will cover about 5 deg^2 centered on J2000.0 α = 17^h18^m, δ = +59°30' in order to characterize the extragalactic infrared sky 2 orders of magnitude deeper than the IRAS survey. We expect that most of the FLS far-infrared (λ = 160, 70, and 24 μm) sources will be star-forming galaxies obeying the very tight far-infrared/radio correlation and will be continuum radio sources with flux densities S ≳100 μJy at ν = 1.4 GHz. Conversely, radio sources stronger than 100 μJy are usually powered by star-forming galaxies, plus some active galactic nuclei, and most should be detectable by the SIRTF FLS. Thus, a sensitive radio survey can be used to select and identify most of the SIRTF FLS source population before launch. We used the B configuration of the VLA to make an image of the FLS area at ν = 1.4 GHz with σ ≈ 23 μJy beam^(-1) rms fluctuations, θ = 5.”0 resolution, and σ_α ≈ σδ ≾0.”5 rms uncertainties in right ascension and declination. The resulting radio image and catalog of 3565 radio components with peak flux densities S_p ≥ 5 σ = 115 μJy beam^(-1) have been released via the Web to expedite follow-up optical identification and spectroscopy.

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Condon, J. J.0000-0003-4724-1939
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Additional Information:© 2003 The American Astronomical Society. Received 2003 January 27; accepted 2003 February 5. Q. F. Yin was supported in part by Jet Propulsion Laboratory contract number 1234549.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
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Subject Keywords:catalogs — galaxies: active — galaxies: starburst — infrared radiation — radio continuum — surveys
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Official Citation:J. J. Condon et al 2003 AJ 125 2411
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