Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalogs

The Herschel Space Observatory was the fourth cornerstone mission in the European Space Agency (ESA) science programme. It had excellent broad band imaging capabilities in the far-infrared (FIR) and sub-millimetre part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Although the spacecraft finished observing in 2013, it left a large legacy dataset that is far from having been fully explored and still has a great potential for new scientific discoveries. The PACS and SPIRE photometric cameras observed about 8% of the sky in six different wavebands. This document describes the Herschel/PACS Point Source Catalogue (HPPSC), a FIR catalogue based on the broad-band photometric observations of the PACS instrument with filters centred at 70, 100 and 160um. We analysed all combined, Level 2.5/Level 3 Herschel/PACS photometric observations including 682 Parallel Mode, 12932 nominal mode and 1644 SSO maps. The PACS photometer maps that we produced were generated by applying the JScanam task of the Herschel Interactive Processing Environment (HIPE) v13.0.0. Sources were identified with the HIPE implementation of SUSSEXtractor, and the flux densities obtained by aperture photometry. We found a total of 108319 point sources that are considered to be reliable in the 70um maps, 131322 at 100um and 251392 point sources in the 160um maps. In addition, our quality control algorithm identified 546587 candidate sources that were found to be extended and 7185160 features which did not pass the signal-to-noise and other criteria to be considered reliable sources. These sources were included in the Extended Source List and Rejected Source List of the HPPSC, respectively. The calculated completeness and photometric accuracy values are based on simulations, where artificial sources were injected into the observational timeline with well controlled flux density values. The actual completeness is a complex function of the source flux, photometric band and the background complexity.

Cone search capability for table VIII/106/hppsc070 (Herschel/PACS Point Source catalog at 70um)

Cone search capability for table VIII/106/hppsc100 (Herschel/PACS Point Source catalog at 100um)

Cone search capability for table VIII/106/hppsc160 (Herschel/PACS Point Source catalog at 160um)

Cone search capability for table VIII/106/hpesl (Herschel/PACS slightly extended sources list)

Cone search capability for table VIII/106/hprsl (Herschel/PACS rejected source list)

Source https://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/lp/custom/CDS.VizieR/VIII/106
Related Identifier https://cdsarc.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/cat/VIII/106
Related Identifier http://vizier.cds.unistra.fr/viz-bin/VizieR-2?-source=VIII/106
Metadata Access http://dc.g-vo.org/rr/q/pmh/pubreg.xml?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_b2find&identifier=ivo://CDS.VizieR/VIII/106
Creator Herschel Point Source Catalogue Working Group; Marton G.; Calzoletti L.; Perez Garcia A.M.; Kiss C.; Paladini R.; Altieri B.; Sanchez Portal M.; Kidger M.
Publisher CDS
Publication Year 2020
Rights https://cds.unistra.fr/vizier-org/licences_vizier.html
OpenAccess true
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Resource Type Dataset; AstroObjects
Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Cosmology; Galactic and extragalactic Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics