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ID: 742448.0, MPI für Astronomie / Publikationen_mpia
The VLA-COSMOS 3 GHz Large Project: Multiwavelength counterparts and the composition of the faint radio population
Authors:Smolčić, V.; Delvecchio, I.; Zamorani, G.; Baran, N.; Novak, M.; Delhaize, J.; Schinnerer, E.; Berta, S.; Bondi, M.; Ciliegi, P.; Capak, P.; Civano, F.; Karim, A.; Le Fevre, O.; Ilbert, O.; Laigle, C.; Marchesi, S.; McCracken, H. J.; Tasca, L.; Salvato, M.; Vardoulaki, E.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2017
Title of Journal:Astronomy and Astrophysics
Volume:602
Start Page:id. A2 (21 pp)
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:We study the composition of the faint radio population selected from the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array Cosmic Evolution Survey (VLA-COSMOS) 3 GHz Large Project, which is a radio continuum survey performed at 10 cm wavelength. The survey covers a 2.6 square degree area with a mean rms of 2.3 μJy/beam, cataloging 10 830 sources above 5σ, and enclosing the full 2 square degree COSMOS field. By combining these radio data with optical, near-infrared (UltraVISTA), and mid-infrared (Spitzer/IRAC) data, as well as X-ray data (Chandra), we find counterparts to radio sources for 93% of the total radio sample reaching out to z ≲ 6; these sources are found in the unmasked areas of the COSMOS field, i.e., those not affected by saturated or bright sources in the optical to near-infrared (NIR) bands. We further classify the sources as star-forming galaxies or AGN based on various criteria, such as X-ray luminosity; observed mid-infrared color;
Free Keywords:radio continuum: galaxies; catalogs
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:N. N.
Affiliations:MPI für Astronomie
Identifiers:ISSN:0004-6361
URL:http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2017A%26A...602A...2...
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