The VLA-COSMOS survey II. Source catalog of the large project

E. Schinnerer, V. Smolčič, C. L. Carilli, M. Bondi, P. Ciliegi, K. Jahnke, N. Z. Scoville, H. Aussel, F. Bertoldi, A. W. Blain, C. D. Impey, A. M. Koekemoer, O. Le Fevre, C. M. Urry

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The VLA-COSMOS Large Project is described and its scientific objective is discussed. We present a catalog of ∼3600 radio sources found in the 2 deg 2 COSMOS field at 1.4 GHz. The observations in the VLA A and C configuration resulted in a resolution of 1.5″ × 1.4″ and a mean rms noise of ∼10.5 (15) μJy beam -1 in the central 1 (2) deg 2. Eighty radio sources are clearly extended consisting of multiple components, and most of them appear to be double-lobed radio galaxies. The astrometry of the catalog has been thoroughly tested, and the uncertainty in the relative and absolute astrometry are 130 and <55 mas, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-69
Number of pages24
JournalAstrophysical Journal, Supplement Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2007


  • Cosmology: observations
  • Radio continuum: galaxies
  • Surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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