Volume 623, March 2019
|Number of page(s)||16|
|Section||Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)|
|Published online||22 March 2019|
Clustering properties of TGSS radio sources
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
2 Dipartimento di Matematica e Fisica, Universitá degli Studi Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale, 84, 00146 Roma, Italy
3 INFN – Sezione di Roma Tre, Via della Vasca Navale 84, 00146 Roma, Italy
4 INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via Frascati 33, 00040 Monte Porzio Catone, Rome, Italy
5 Leiden Observatory, Leiden University, PO Box 9513 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
6 Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, al. Lotników 32/46, 02-668 Warsaw, Poland
7 Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Calle Vía Láctea, s/n, 38205 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
8 Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna, 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
9 INAF–Instituto di Radioastronomia, Via P. Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Accepted: 17 January 2019
We investigate the clustering properties of radio sources in the Alternative Data Release 1 of the TIFR GMRT Sky Survey (TGSS), focusing on large angular scales, where previous analyses have detected a large clustering signal. After appropriate data selection, the TGSS sample we use contains ∼110 000 sources selected at 150 MHz over ∼70% of the sky. The survey footprint is largely superimposed on that of the NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) with the majority of TGSS sources having a counterpart in the NVSS sample. These characteristics make TGSS suitable for large-scale clustering analyses and facilitate the comparison with the results of previous studies. In this analysis we focus on the angular power spectrum, although the angular correlation function is also computed to quantify the contribution of multiple-component radio sources. We find that on large angular scales, corresponding to multipoles 2 ≤ ℓ ≤ 30, the amplitude of the TGSS angular power spectrum is significantly larger than that of the NVSS. We do not identify any observational systematic effects that may explain this mismatch. We have produced a number of physically motivated models for the TGSS angular power spectrum and found that all of them fail to match observations, even when taking into account observational and theoretical uncertainties. The same models provide a good fit to the angular spectrum of the NVSS sources. These results confirm the anomalous nature of the TGSS large-scale power, which has no obvious physical origin and seems to indicate that unknown systematic errors are present in the TGSS dataset.
Key words: large-scale structure of Universe / cosmology: observations / radio continuum: galaxies / methods: data analysis / methods: observational
© ESO 2019
Current usage metrics show cumulative count of Article Views (full-text article views including HTML views, PDF and ePub downloads, according to the available data) and Abstracts Views on Vision4Press platform.
Data correspond to usage on the plateform after 2015. The current usage metrics is available 48-96 hours after online publication and is updated daily on week days.
Initial download of the metrics may take a while.