The BOLOCAM Galactic Plane Survey: II. Catalog of the image data

Erik Rosolowsky*, Miranda K. Dunham, Adam Ginsburg, E. Todd Bradley, James Aguirre, John Bally, Cara Battersby, Claudia Jane Cyganowski, Darren Dowell, Meredith Drosback, Neal J. Evans II, Jason Glenn, Paul Harvey, Guy S. Stringfellow, Josh Walawender, Jonathan P. Williams

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Abstract

We present a catalog of 8358 sources extracted from images produced by the Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey (BGPS). The BGPS is a survey of the millimeter dust continuum emission from the northern Galactic plane. The catalog sources are extracted using a custom algorithm, Bolocat, which was designed specifically to identify and characterize objects in the large-area maps generated from the Bolocam instrument. The catalog products are designed to facilitate follow-up observations of these relatively unstudied objects. The catalog is 98% complete from 0.4 Jy to 60 Jy over all object sizes for which the survey is sensitive ( = (-0 degrees.095 +/- 0 degrees.001).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-138
Number of pages16
JournalAstrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Volume188
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

Keywords

  • Galaxy: structure
  • DUST CONTINUUM EMISSION
  • dust, extinction
  • radio continuum: ISM
  • PERSEUS
  • OPHIUCHUS
  • stars: formation
  • DENSE CORES
  • STAR-FORMATION
  • catalogs
  • MOLECULAR CLOUDS
  • INITIAL CONDITIONS
  • C2D LEGACY CLOUDS

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