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2004A&A...425..367B - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 425, 367-383 (2004/10-1)

The ROSAT-ESO Flux Limited X-ray (REFLEX) Galaxy cluster survey. V. The cluster catalogue.

BOEHRINGER H., SCHUECKER P., GUZZO L., COLLINS C.A., VOGES W., CRUDDACE R.G., ORTIZ-GIL A., CHINCARINI G., DE GRANDI S., EDGE A.C., MacGILLIVRAY H.T., NEUMANN D.M., SCHINDLER S. and SHAVER P.

Abstract (from CDS):

We present the catalogue of the REFLEX Cluster Survey providing information on the X-ray properties, redshifts, and some identification details of the clusters in the REFLEX sample. The catalogue describes a statistically complete X-ray flux-limited sample of 447 galaxy clusters above an X-ray flux of 3x10–12erg/s/cm2 (0.1 to 2.4keV) in an area of 4.24ster in the southern sky. The cluster candidates were first selected by their X-ray emission in the ROSAT-All Sky Survey and subsequently spectroscopically identified in the frame of an ESO key programme. Previously described tests have shown that the sample is more than 90% complete and there is a conservative upper limit of 9% on the fraction of clusters with a dominant X-ray contamination from AGN. In addition to the cluster catalogue we also describe the complete selection criteria as a function of the sky position and the conversion functions used to analyse the X-ray data. These are essential for the precise statistical analysis of the large-scale cluster distribution. This data set is at present the largest, statistically complete X-ray galaxy cluster sample. Together with these data set we also provide for the first time the full three-dimensional selection function. The sample forms the basis of several cosmological studies, one of the most important applications being the assessment of the statistics of the large-scale structure of the universe and the test of cosmological models. Part of these cosmological results have already been published.

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Journal keyword(s): catalogs - surveys - galaxies: clusters: general - cosmology: large-scale structure of Universe - X-rays: general - X-rays: galaxies: clusters

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