Title

THE BOLOCAM GALACTIC PLANE SURVEY. II. CATALOG OF THE IMAGE DATA

Authors

Authors

E. Rosolowsky; M. K. Dunham; A. Ginsburg; E. T. Bradley; J. Aguirre; J. Bally; C. Battersby; C. Cyganowski; D. Dowell; M. Drosback; N. J. Evans; J. Glenn; P. Harvey; G. S. Stringfellow; J. Walawender;J. P. Williams

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser.

Keywords

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

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 (<3'.5). We find that the sources extracted can best be described as molecular clumps-large dense regions in molecular clouds linked to cluster formation. We find that the flux density distribution of sources follows a power law with dN/dS alpha S(-2.4+/-0.1) and that the mean Galactic latitude for sources is significantly below the midplane: < b > = (-0 degrees.095 +/- 0 degrees.001).

Journal Title

Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series

Volume

188

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

123

Last Page

138

WOS Identifier

WOS:000277302500005

ISSN

0067-0049

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