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2016ApJ...821...61P - Astrophys. J., 821, 61-61 (2016/April-2)

Absolute calibration of the radio astronomy flux density scale at 22 to 43 GHz using Planck.

PARTRIDGE B., LOPEZ-CANIEGO M., PERLEY R.A., STEVENS J., BUTLER B.J., ROCHA G., WALTER B. and ZACCHEI A.

Abstract (from CDS):

The Planck mission detected thousands of extragalactic radio sources at frequencies from 28 to 857 GHz. Planck's calibration is absolute (in the sense that it is based on the satellite's annual motion around the Sun and the temperature of the cosmic microwave background), and its beams are well characterized at sub-percent levels. Thus, Planck's flux density measurements of compact sources are absolute in the same sense. We have made coordinated Very Large Array (VLA) and Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) observations of 65 strong, unresolved Planck sources in order to transfer Planck's calibration to ground-based instruments at 22, 28, and 43 GHz. The results are compared to microwave flux density scales currently based on planetary observations. Despite the scatter introduced by the variability of many of the sources, the flux density scales are determined to 1%-2% accuracy. At 28 GHz, the flux density scale used by the VLA runs 2%-3% ± 1.0% below Planck values with an uncertainty of ±1.0%; at 43 GHz, the discrepancy increases to 5%-6% ± 1.4% for both ATCA and the VLA.

Abstract Copyright: © 2016. The American Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.

Journal keyword(s): instrumentation: interferometers - methods: observational - radio continuum: general - techniques: interferometric - techniques: photometric

Simbad objects: 65

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