2008A&A...477..459M


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2008A&A...477..459M - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 477, 459-471 (2008/1-2)

The ATESP 5 GHz radio survey. II. Physical properties of the faint radio population.

MIGNANO A., PRANDONI I., GREGORINI L., PARMA P., DE RUITER H.R., WIERINGA M.H., VETTOLANI G. and EKERS R.D.

Abstract (from CDS):

One of the most debated issues about sub-mJy radio sources, which are responsible for the steepening of the 1.4GHz source counts, is the origin of their radio emission. Particularly interesting, from this point of view, is the possibility of combining radio spectral index information with other observational properties to assess whether the sources are triggered by star formation or nuclear activity. The aim of this work is to study the optical and near infrared properties of a complete sample of 131 radio sources with S>0.4mJy, observed at both 1.4 and 5GHz as part of the ATESP radio survey. The availability of multi-wavelength radio and optical information is exploited to infer the physical properties of the faint radio population. We use deep multi-colour (UBVRIJK) images, mostly taken in the framework of the ESO Deep Public Survey, to optically identify and derive photometric redshifts for the ATESP radio sources. Deep optical coverage and extensive colour information are available for 3/4 of the region covered by the radio sample. Typical depths of the images are U∼25, B∼26, V∼25.4, R∼25.5, I∼24.3, 19.5≤Ks≤20.2, J≤22.2. We also add shallower optical imaging and spectroscopy obtained previously in order to perform a global analysis of the radio sample. Optical/near infrared counterparts are found for ∼78% (66/85) of the radio sources in the region covered by the deep multi-colour imaging, and for 56 of these reliable estimates of the redshift and type are derived. We find that many of the sources with flat radio spectra are characterised by high radio-to-optical ratios (R>1000), typical of classical powerful radio galaxies and quasars. Flat-spectrum sources with low R values are preferentially identified with early type galaxies, where the radio emission is most probably triggered by low-luminosity active galactic nuclei. Considering both early type galaxies and quasars as sources with an active nucleus, such sources largely dominate our sample (78%). Flat-spectrum sources associated with early type galaxies are quite compact (d<10-30kpc), suggesting core-dominated radio emission.

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Journal keyword(s): surveys - radio continuum: general - methods: data analysis - catalogs - Galaxy: general - Galaxy: evolution

Status in Simbad:  could be processed

Simbad objects: 12

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Number of rows : 12

N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
RA
ICRS (J2000)
DEC
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2020
#notes
1 ATESP J224759-400825 Rad 22 47 59.35 -40 08 25.6           ~ 2 0
2 [VV2006] J224803.0-400513 QSO 22 48 03.0595706622 -40 05 12.906836325     18.04     ~ 5 0
3 ATESP J224811-402455 Rad 22 48 11.67 -40 24 55.2           ~ 2 0
4 ATESP J224817-400819 Rad 22 48 17.80 -40 08 19.3           ~ 2 0
5 ATESP J224843-400456 Rad 22 48 43.02 -40 04 56.9           ~ 2 0
6 ATESP J224911-400859 Rad 22 49 11.52 -40 08 59.2           ~ 3 0
7 ATESP J224958-395855 Rad 22 49 58.32 -39 58 55.9           ~ 4 0
8 ATESP J225009-400605 Rad 22 50 09.49 -40 06 05.2           ~ 2 0
9 ATESP J225206-401947 Rad 22 52 06.21 -40 19 47.6           ~ 2 0
10 ATESP J225351-400441 Rad 22 53 51.79 -40 04 41.2           ~ 2 0
11 2MASX J22540049-4022046 G 22 54 00.498 -40 22 04.68   16.67   15.60   ~ 4 0
12 ATESP J225430-402329 Rad 22 54 30.83 -40 23 29.6           ~ 2 0

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