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Astrophys. J. Suppl. Ser.
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
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).
Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
Rosolowsky, Erik; Dunham, Miranda K.; Ginsburg, Adam; Bradley, E. Todd; Aguirre, James; Bally, John; Battersby, Cara; Cyganowski, Claudia; Dowell, Darren; Drosback, Meredith; Evans, Neal J. II; Glenn, Jason; Harvey, Paul; Stringfellow, Guy S.; Walawender, Josh; and Williams, Jonathan P., "The Bolocam Galactic Plane Survey: II. Catalog of The Image Data" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 711.