The ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample — I. The compilation of the sample and the cluster log N—log S distribution

@article{Ebeling1998TheRB,
  title={The ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample — I. The compilation of the sample and the cluster log N—log S distribution},
  author={H. Ebeling and A. Edge and H. Bohringer and S. Allen and C. Crawford and A. Fabian and W. Voges and J. Huchra},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  year={1998},
  volume={301},
  pages={881-914}
}
We present a 90 per cent flux-complete sample of the 201 X-ray-brightest clusters of galaxies in the northern hemisphere (δ ≥ 0°), at high Galactic latitudes (|b| ≥ 20°), with measured redshifts z ≤ 0.3 and fluxes higher than 4.4 × 10−12 erg cm−2 s−1 in the 0.1–2.4 keV band. The sample, called the ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample (BCS), is selected from ROSAT All-Sky Survey data and is the largest X-ray-selected cluster sample compiled to date. In addition to Abell clusters, which form the bulk… Expand
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