The SPECFIND V2.0 catalogue of radio cross-identifications and spectra
SPECFIND meets the Virtual Observatory
B. Vollmer, B. Gassmann, S. Derrière, T. Boch, M. Louys, F. Bonnarel, P. Dubois, F. Genova and F. Ochsenbein
CDS, Observatoire astronomique de Strasbourg, UMR 7550, 11 rue de l'université, 67000 Strasbourg, France e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 9 December 2009
The new release of the SPECFIND radio cross-identification catalogue, SPECFIND V2.0, is presented. It contains 107488 cross-identified objects with at least three radio sources observed at three independent frequencies. Compared to the previous release the number of entry radio catalogues is increased from 20 to 97 with 115 tables. This large increase was only made possible by the development of four tools at the Centre de Données astronomiques de Strasbourg (CDS) which use the standards and infrastructure of the Virtual Observatory (VO). This was done in the framework of the VO-TECH European Design Study of the Sixth Framework Program. We give an overview of the different classes of radio sources that a user can encounter. Due to the increase of the frequency coverage of the input radio catalogues, this release demonstrates that the SPECFIND algorithm is able to detect spectral breaks around a frequency of ~1 GHz.
Key words: astronomical data bases: miscellaneous / radio continuum: general
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