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Title: The EUV mini-survey with the ROSAT wide field camera
Authors: Pounds, K. A.
Abbey, A. F.
Barstow, M. A.
Bentley, R. D.
Bewick, A.
Breeveld, E. R.
Cole, R. E.
Courtier, G. M.
Deeley, M.
Denby, M.
Goodall, C. V.
Gourlay, J. A.
Guttridge, P. R.
Harris, A. W.
Huckle, H. E.
Kent, B. J.
Lieu, R.
Mccalden, A. J.
Page, C. G.
Pankiewicz, G. S.
Ponman, T. J.
Pye, J. P.
Reading, D. H.
Richards, A. G.
Ricketts, M. J.
Rochester, G. K.
Sansom, A. E.
Sembay, S. E.
Sidher, S.
Sims, M. R.
Spragg, J. E.
Sumner, T. J.
Swinyard, B. M.
Vallance, R. J.
Watson, D. J.
Watson, M. G.
Wells, A. A.
Willingale, R.
Wright, J. S.
First Published: 15-Nov-1991
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Citation: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1991, 253 (2), pp. 364-368 (5)
Abstract: Following a successful launch on 1990 June 1, the ROSAT spacecraft and its payload, consisting of an X-ray and an EUV telescope, underwent two months of in-orbit calibration and detailed performance checks. A preliminary observation of a small section of the sky, carried out over July 11–16 (the ‘mini-survey’) showed all ROSAT systems to be functioning well and has allowed predictions to be made on the ultimate productivity of both ROSAT all-sky surveys. An analysis of the mini-survey data from the UK Wide Field Camera, has revealed 35 EUV sources, including several white dwarf stars, a variety of active cool stars and several other objects. In all, 23 sources have probable optical counterparts. Consideration of the effective exposure and sky coverage in the mini-survey allows the prediction that the recently completed ROSAT all-sky survey will yield in excess of a thousand new EUV sources.
DOI Link: 10.1093/mnras/253.2.364
ISSN: 0035-8711
eISSN: 1365-2966
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society © 1991 Royal Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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