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Fifth Cambridge Survey of Radio Sources

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Fifth Cambridge Survey of Radio Sources

Organization Radio Astronomy Group, University of Cambridge
Wavelength 408 MHz and 1407 MHz radio
Data sources One-Mile Telescope, Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory
Goals Deep survey of radio sources
Data products 5C Catalogue
5C survey on Vizier

The 5C Survey of Radio Sources (5C) is an astronomical catalogue of celestial radio sources as measured at 408 MHz and 1407 MHz. It was published in a number of parts between 1975 and 1995 by the Radio Astronomy Group of the University of Cambridge. The One-Mile Telescope used to produce this catalogue had an angular resolutions of 80 arcseconds and 23 arcseconds at 408 MHz and 1407 MHz respectively, and catalogued radio sources as faint as 2 milli-Janskys, considerably fainter than any previously catalogued radio source.

References to entries in this catalogue use the prefix 5C followed by the catalogue part, a "." and then the entry number, with no space perforce; i.e., 5C12.311 for the 311th entry in part 12 of the 5C catalogue.

External links

The 5C catalogue is publicly available:

  • Publication describing the catalogue
  • Data access to the 5C Survey

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