The following README file provides a description of the various files released for Bootes in this data release.
Radio data and raw catalogues
The following files provide the radio data, plus the raw source and Gaussian catalogues produced by PyBDSF (prior to any source association) Further datasets and catalogues may be available on request (e.g. catalogues per observation date, polarisation data). For further details see Tasse et al 2021 ( https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv201108328T/abstract ).
|bootes_radio_image.fits||Primary beam corrected radio image (crop)|
|bootes_radio_rms_image.fits||Radio RMS image|
|bootes_pybdsf_source.fits||Initial PyBDSF source list|
|bootes_pybdsf_gaussian.fits||Initial PyBDSF Gaussian component list|
|bootes_columns_pybdsf_source.md||Column description file for pybdsf_source.fits|
Optical images and catalogues
The following files provide the multi-wavelength data in three key bands, plus the full combined optical/IR catalogue presented by Kondapally et al. (2021) ( https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv201108201K/abstract ). Details on the creation of the multi-band mosaics, the photometry catalogues, and the recommended quality/flag cuts are outlined in Section 3 of Kondapally et al. (2021) and in the README . All magnitudes provided are in the AB system. For further information regarding the multi-wavelength data see Kondapally et al or contact Rohit Kondapally (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further details about the multi-wavelength catalogues and images used in the Bootes field, please see Brown et al. (2007, 2008). The Spitzer imaging datasets are described in detail by Ashby et al. (2009; https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2009ApJ...701..428A/abstract ) and were obtained from https://irsa.ipac.caltech.edu/data/SPITZER/SDWFS/ .
|bootes_image_iband.fits||NDWFS I-band mosaic|
|bootes_image_4.5band.fits||SDWFS 4.5 micron mosaic|
|bootes_optIR_catalogue_full.fits||The full combined optical/IR catalogue|
|bootes_columns_optIR_catalogue_full.md||Column description file for optIR_catalogue_full.fits|
Photometric redshifts and science-ready multi-wavelength data
The following files provide the photometric redshifts as provided in Duncan et al. (2020: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/202038809 ). Details of the photometric redshift and stellar mass (limited to z < 1.5) estimation are outlined in the paper, as well as guidance on the parameter space within which these values can be trusted. Additional information regarding the definition of the photometric redshift columns can also be found in Section 4 of Duncan et al. (2019a: https://doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/201833562 ). Columns providing Herschel far-IR information for the full optical catalogs are provided by the Herschel Extragalactic Legacy Project (HELP; https://github.com/H-E-L-P/dmu_products ) - to we which refer the reader for additional information regarding methodology and column definition. The revised 24-500um flux information for the LOFAR source population (as provided in the final cross-matched catalogues below) is presented in McCheyne et al. (in prep.). Additionally, full panchromatic spectral energy distribution fitting for the LOFAR detected population that accounts for AGN contributions and far-IR emission will be presented separately in Best et al. (in prep.).
|bootes_optIR_catalogue_science_ready_photoz.fits||The science ready catalogues with photo-z, spec-z's and stellar masses (where available)|
|bootes_columns_optIR_catalogue_science_ready_photoz.md||Columns description file for the optIR_catalogue_science_ready_photoz.fits|
Source-associated and cross-matched data
The following files provide the radio catalogues resulting from source association and cross-matching, as detailed in Section 4 of Kondapally et al. (2021) ( https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv201108201K/abstract ). This process was carried out over the regions of the field with best-quality overlapping multi-wavelength data (see README for details of quality/flag cuts used). See Kondapally et al for further information.
|bootes_pybdsf_source_lr.fits||Initial PyBDSF source list with Likelihood Ratio only and workflow information|
|bootes_final_cross_match_catalogue-v1.0.fits||Final cross-matched radio catalogue with key optical host galaxy properties|
|bootes_final_component_catalogue-v1.0.fits||Final component radio catalogue, after source association and deblending|
|bootes_columns_final_cross_match_catalogue.md||Column description file for final_cross_match_catalogue-v1.0.fits|
|bootes_columns_final_component_catalogue.md||Column description file for final_component_catalogue-v1.0.fits|
Mask and MOC files
The following files provide nan-masked radio RMS images generated based on the coverage of the overlapping multi-wavelength data in the field and bright-star masking (based on both Spitzer and optical detections). The overlapping multi-wavelength coverage and the details of the bright-star mask generation are provided in Section 3 and Appendix B of Kondapally et al. (2021) ( https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2020arXiv201108201K/abstract ). The multi-order coverage (MOC) maps corresponding to the masks are also provided.
|bootes_rms_starmask_optical.fits||NaN masked radio RMS map with information about multi-wavelength overlap coverage and bright star masks (star masking based on --optical-- detections)|
|bootes_rms_starmask_spitzer.fits||NaN masked radio RMS map with information about multi-wavelength overlap coverage and bright star masks (star masking based on --Spitzer-- detections)|
|bootes_starmask_optical_MOC.fits||MOC file indicating star mask regions based on optical detections (conservative mask; use in rms_starmask_optical.fits)|
|bootes_starmask_spitzer_MOC.fits||MOC file indicating star mask regions based on Spitzer detections (restrictive mask; use in rms_starmask_spitzer.fits)|