XMM-Newton/Canada-France Redshift Survey Fields Optical Identifications

This table contains the proposed identifications for all the good optical ID candidates (true probability value P' that the object is not associated of < 0.15) corresponding to the X-ray sources from the XMM-Newton surveys of the 3 and 14 hours Right Ascension (hereafter 3-h and 14-h, respectively) fields from the Canada-France Redshift Survey. (These fields are also known as the Groth Strip). The X-ray sources cover the 0.5 - 10 keV flux range from ~2 x 10^-15 - 10^-13 erg/cm^2^/s. The authors have used a subset of the XMM-Newton sources, which have Chandra positions, to determine the best method of obtaining optical identifications of sources with only XMM-Newton positions. They found optical identifications for 79% of the XMM-Newton sources for which there were deep optical images. The sources without optical identifications are likely to be optically fainter and have higher redshifts than the sources with identifications. The authors have estimated 'photometric redshifts' for the identified sources, calibrating their method using ~200 galaxies in the fields with spectroscopic redshifts. They find that the redshift distribution has a strong peak at z ~ 0.7.

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Metadata Access http://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/pmh/pubreg.xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_datacite&identifier=ivo://nasa.heasarc/xmmcfrsoid
Creator Waskett et al.
Publication Year 2020
Contact Michael Preciado <Michael.E.Preciado@nasa.gov>
Resource Type AstroObjects
Format text/xml
Discipline Various