The 7C(G) survey of radio sources at 151 MHz in the Galactic Plane
The 7C(G) survey covers much of the northern Galactic Plane Survey at 151 MHz.
The ``G'' stands for Galactic, to distinguish this survey from
other 7C surveys away from the Galactic plane that
have also been made with the Cambridge Low Frequency Synthesis Telescope (CLFST).
Full details of the observations, data reduction and calibration of this
survey, and the production of the 7C(G) compact source list, are described in
& Green (1998, MNRAS, 294, 607).
The 7C(G) survey covers approximately the region 80° < l <
180°, |b|<5°, with a resolution of about 1.2 × 1.2
cosec(declination) arcmin2 (EW×NS). The survey consisted of 24
fields, spaced 3°.5 in l, and alternating between b =
+3° and -3°, but with a gap near l = 110°. There is some
coverage to |b|<9°. As the CLFST has a wide field of view, and
operates at a low-frequency so that ionospheric fluctuations are significant,
the quality of images synthesized near bright sources is poor. Therefore the
sensitivity of the survey varies considerably with l, but is poorer
towards l = 80° (near Cyg A), near the gap at l = 110°
(near Cas A), or l = 185° (near Tau A, the Crab Nebula).
The 7C(G) compact source list
The compact source list derived from this survey -- the 7C(G) catalogue --
consists of 6262 compact sources, with a completeness limit of approximately
0.25 Jy over most of the survey region. The catalogue has an rms position
accuracy of better than 10 arcsec, and the flux densities have an accuracy of
better than 10 per cent. Please refer to the
source list description for
details of the entries ; the catalogue itself is available as:
The 7C(G) image archive
The 7C(G) images (B1950 coordinate frame) are available. These images are in
FITS format, with headers that include some text describing the main properties
of the images and some recommendations about their use.
Each of the Galactic longitudes listed below is the centre of a 7C(G) field.
For each field a set of four images (ne, nw, se, sw) at high resolution
(1.2 × 1.2 cosec(declination) arcmin2) and a single image
(low) embracing the whole field at low resolution (4 × 4
cosec(declination) arcmin2) is available. Each set of 4+1 images can
be retrieved as a gzipped tar bundle (about 5 to 10 Mbytes) by selecting the
appropriate Galactic longitude below. (Use shift click should to access the
save option if your browser tries to display the file as text).
- l=80.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=83.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=87.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=90.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=94.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=97.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=101.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=104.5°, b=-3.0°;
- Note: fields near Cas A not observed.
- l=125.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=129.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=132.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=136.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=139.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=143.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=146.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=150.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=153.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=157.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=160.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=164.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=167.5°, b=-3.0°
Note: the north-east quadrant and low-resolution images
have the bright source 3C 134 removed; alternative versions (labelled
-alt-) of these images still including 3C134 are also provided.
- l=171.0°, b=+3.0°;
- l=174.5°, b=-3.0°;
- l=178.0°, b=+3.0°.
Also available are gzipped tar bundles for specially observed fields centred
- Cygnus Loop
(one high-resolution and one low-resolution image);
- IC 443
(one high-resolution image).
As recommended in the header texts of all the images, data for any
reasonably compact sources should be taken from the catalogue,
as values given there will include all the required corrections. If you
wish to estimate an integrated flux for a more extended source
than can be described in the catalogue (eg: a large supernova remnant or
H II region) you can get an approximate total flux density by taking
a sum of pixels and dividing by 4.9cosec(delta), where delta is the
declination of the field centre of the relevant image set. The
field centre is the reference pixel in the FITS header. Please
contact us at the e-mail address below if you need more advice
or greater accuracy than this 'rule of thumb' for a rough estimate .
Last changed: 2000 April 5th
Dave Green/MRAO, Cambridge, UK/D.A.Green@mrao.cam.ac.uk