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

  title={The ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample — I. The compilation of the sample and the cluster log N—log S distribution},
  author={Harald Ebeling and Alastair C. Edge and Hans Bohringer and S. W. Allen and Carolin S. Crawford and Andrew C. Fabian and Wolfgang Voges and John Peter Huchra},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
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… 

The ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample - IV. The extended sample

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The X-ray brightest clusters of galaxies from the Massive Cluster Survey

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The Northern ROSAT All-Sky (NORAS) Galaxy Cluster Survey. I. X-Ray Properties of Clusters Detected as Extended X-Ray Sources

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The ROSAT-ESO Flux Limited X-ray (REFLEX) Galaxy cluster survey. V. The cluster catalogue

We present the catalogue of the REFLEX Cluster Survey providing information on the X-ray properties, redshifts, and some identification details of the clusters in the REFLEX sample. The catalogue

The ROSAT Brightest Cluster Sample — III. Optical spectra of the central cluster galaxies

We present new spectra of dominant galaxies in X-ray selected clusters of galaxies, which combine with our previously published spectra to form a sample of 256 dominant galaxies in 215 clusters. 177

The X-Ray Properties of Nearby Abell Clusters from the ROSAT All-Sky Survey: The Sample and Correlations with Optical Properties

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As the largest, clearly defined building blocks of our universe, galaxy clusters are interesting astrophysical laboratories and important probes for cosmology. X-ray surveys for galaxy clusters

The power spectrum of flux-limited X-ray galaxy cluster surveys

We compute the redshift space power spectrum of two X-ray cluster samples: the X-ray Brightest Abell Cluster Sample (XBACS) and the Brightest Cluster Sample (BCS) using the method developed by



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