Astron. J., 144, 150 (2012/November-0)
Early science with the Korean VLBI Network: the QCAL-1 43 GHz Calibrator Survey.
PETROV L., LEE S.-S., KIM J., JUNG T., OH J., SOHN B.W., BYUN D.-Y., CHUNG M.-H., JE D.-H., WI S.-O., SONG M.-G., KANG J., HAN S.-T., LEE J.-W., KIM B.G., CHUNG H. and KIM H.-G.
Abstract (from CDS):
This paper presents the catalog of correlated flux densities in three ranges of baseline projection lengths of 637 sources from a 43 GHz (Q band) survey observed with the Korean VLBI Network. Of them, 14 objects used as calibrators were previously observed, but 623 sources have not been observed before in the Q band with very long baseline interferometry (VLBI). The goal of this work in the early science phase of the new VLBI array is twofold: to evaluate the performance of the new instrument that operates in a frequency range of 22-129 GHz and to build a list of objects that can be used as targets and as calibrators. We have observed the list of 799 target sources with declinations down to -40°. Among them, 724 were observed before with VLBI at 22 GHz and had correlated flux densities greater than 200 mJy. The overall detection rate is 78%. The detection limit, defined as the minimum flux density for a source to be detected with 90% probability in a single observation, was in the range of 115-180 mJy depending on declination. However, some sources as weak as 70 mJy have been detected. Of 623 detected sources, 33 objects are detected for the first time in VLBI mode. We determined their coordinates with a median formal uncertainty of 20 mas. The results of this work set the basis for future efforts to build the complete flux-limited sample of extragalactic sources at frequencies of 22 GHz and higher at 3/4 of the celestial sphere.
astrometry - galaxies: active - radio continuum: galaxies - surveys - techniques: interferometric
VizieR on-line data:
<Available at CDS (J/AJ/144/150): table3.dat table4.dat>
Tables 3-4: IVS BHHMM+DDd N=637+33.
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