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2001MNRAS.326.1161M - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 326, 1161-1182 (2001/September-3)

A ROSAT medium-sensitivity Galactic plane survey at 180 deg < l <280 deg.


Abstract (from CDS):

We have performed a moderately deep soft X-ray (0.1-2keV) survey of the Galactic plane using pointed observations with the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC). The survey is more than an order of magnitude more sensitive than previous X-ray surveys near the Galactic plane. The data consist of nine fields each of ~10ks exposure, pointed at positions on or very close to the Galactic plane (|b|<0°.3) in the longitude range 180°≲l≲280°. This region has relatively low X-ray absorbing material out to distances of several hundred pc and presents fewer source-confusion problems than at other longitudes. The total sky area surveyed was 2.5deg2; this yielded 93 sources, 89 of which were detected in the `hard' (0.4-2.0keV) band. Nine sources were detected in both `soft' (0.1-0.4keV) and hard bands. In the hard band, the survey coverage is ≳90 per cent for sources brighter than 0.002counts–1 (∼2x10––2.s–1), but falls steeply below this value, with the weakest sources being ∼0.001counts–1. The median limiting flux is ~0.0013counts–1 (∼1.3x10––2.s–1). There are 64 sources with hard-band count rates >0.002counts–1. We present the catalogue of X-ray sources and the number-flux relations (logN-logS). Eighteen sources have possible identifications from the SIMBAD data base. We have searched the Tycho-2 and USNO-A2.0 catalogues to find all possible optical counterparts brighter than ∼19th magnitude, and attempt to classify these on the basis of log(fX/fopt) versus optical colour diagrams and near-infrared photometry from the 2MASS Second Incremental Data Release. Hence, we have found the majority of these sources to be consistent with being late-type main-sequence stars, as previous studies have proposed from incompletely identified surveys. Comparison of the measured number-flux relations with predictions of Galactic (stellar) and extragalactic populations supports the view that the population of young stars in the plane is denser than previously thought.

Abstract Copyright: The Royal Astronomical Society

Journal keyword(s): catalogues - surveys - stars: late-type - Galaxy: stellar content - X-rays: general

VizieR on-line data: <Available at CDS (J/MNRAS/326/1161): table23.dat table4.dat>

Nomenclature: Table 2: [MBP2001] NN (Nos 1-93). Table 4: [MBP2001] NNa N=316.

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Simbad objects: 414

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