The ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalogue

  title={The ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalogue},
  author={Wolfgang Voges and Bernd Aschenbach and Th. Boller and Heinrich Br{\"a}uninger and Ulrich G. Briel and Walter Burkert and Konrad Dennerl and Jakob Englhauser and Raymond Gruber and Frank Haberl and Gisela Hartner and Guenther Hasinger and Martin Kuerster and Elmar Pfeffermann and Wolfgang Pietsch and P................... and Predehl and Camillo Rosso and Jurgen H. M. M. Schmitt and Joachim Tr{\"u}mper and Herbert Zimmermann},
We present the ROSAT All-Sky Survey Bright Source Catalogue (RASS-BSC, revision 1RXS) derived from the all-sky survey performed during the first half year (1990/91) of the ROSAT mission. 18,811 sources are catalogued (i) down to a limiting ROSAT PSPC count-rate of 0.05 cts s −1 in the 0.1−2.4 keV energy band, (ii) with a detection likelihood of at least 15 and (iii) at least 15 source counts. The 18,811 sources underwent both an automatic validation and an interactive visual verification… CONTINUE READING


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