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Culverhouse, T;Ade, P;Bock, J;Bowden, M;Brown, ML;Cahill, G;Castro, PG;Church, S;Friedman, R;Ganga, K;Gear, WK;Gupta, S;Hinderks, J;Kovac, J;Lange, AE;Leitch, E;Melhuish, SJ;Memari, Y;Murphy, JA;Orlando, A;Pryke, C;Schwarz, R;O'Sullivan, C;Piccirillo, L;Rajguru, N;Rusholme, B;Taylor, AN;Thompson, KL;Turner, AH;Wu, EYS;Zemcov, M
2011
July
Astrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
THE QUaD GALACTIC PLANE SURVEY. II. A COMPACT SOURCE CATALOG
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SAGITTARIUS A-ASTERISK SUNYAEV-ZELDOVICH ARRAY DUST CONTINUUM EMISSION C2D LEGACY CLOUDS MOLECULAR CLOUD PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES PRESTELLAR CORES ACCRETION RATE BOLOCAM SURVEY CENTER REGION
195
We present a catalog of compact sources derived from the QUaD Galactic Plane Survey. The survey covers similar to 800 deg(2) of the inner galaxy (vertical bar b vertical bar < 4 degrees) in Stokes I, Q, and U parameters at 100 and 150 GHz, with angular resolutions of 5 and 3.5 arcmin, respectively. Five hundred and twenty-six unique sources are identified in I, of which 239 are spatially matched between frequency bands, with 53 (234) detected at 100 (150) GHz alone; 170 sources are identified as ultracompact H II regions. Approximating the distribution of total intensity source fluxes as a power law, we find a slope of gamma(S, 100) = -1.8 +/- 0.4 at 100 GHz and gamma(S, 150) = -2.2 +/- 0.4 at 150 GHz. Similarly, the power-law index of the source two-point angular correlation function is gamma(theta, 100) = -1.21 +/- 0.04 and gamma(theta, 150) = -1.25 +/- 0.04. The total intensity spectral index distribution peaks at alpha(I) similar to 0.25, indicating that dust emission is not the only source of radiation produced by these objects between 100 and 150 GHz; free-free radiation is likely significant in the 100 GHz band. Four sources are detected in polarized intensity P, of which three have matching counterparts in I. Three of the polarized sources lie close to the Galactic center, Sagittarius A*, Sagittarius B2, and the Galactic Radio Arc, while the fourth is RCW 49, a bright H II region. An extended polarized source, undetected by the source extraction algorithm on account of its similar to 0 degrees.5 size, is identified visually, and is an isolated example of large-scale polarized emission oriented distinctly from the bulk Galactic dust polarization.
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0067-0049
10.1088/0067-0049/195/1/8
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