The Phoenix Deep Survey
The Phoenix Deep Survey is a multiwavelength survey of a region
a little over 2 degrees diameter in the southern constellation
Observations have been made with many instruments, including:
The project is ongoing, and as additional data products and results are
made public they will appear on this page.
The publication list from the
Phoenix Deep Survey observations is ever growing. Please cite
the relevant PDS publication if you make use of our work.
Here are some clickable colour images of one
WFI field (a 30'x30' area), in the most sensitive portion of the
radio survey, with radio contours overlayed.
The final ATCA 1.4 GHz mosaic image is now in the public domain, and various
fits files can be downloaded. Refer to
Hopkins et al 2003 AJ, 125, 465
Several PDS 1.4 GHz catalogues are also available. Again refer to
Hopkins et al 2003 AJ, 125, 465
for details. The columns of these files are as follows:
1-6: RA and Dec (J2000);
7-8: peak flux density (mJy) and its uncertainty;
9-10: integrated flux density (mJy) and its uncertainty;
11-13: major, minor axes (arcsec) and position angle (degrees);
14: rms noise level (mJy) at the location of the source.
(167kB) The full, unedited, 10% FDR threshold catalogue for the trimmed mosaic
image. This catalogue contains 2090 sources.
(165kB) The 10% FDR threshold catalogue for the trimmed mosaic,
visually edited to remove objects clearly associated with artifacts close
to bright sources. This catalogue contains 2058 sources.
(39kB) The 10% FDR threshold catalogue for the 33'x33' region
centered on the most sensitive portion of the mosaic. This catalogue
contains 491 sources.
(172kB) The merged catalogue coming from PDS_atca_fdr10_full_vis.cat
and PDS_atca_fdr10_deep.cat. This was constructed to contain all unique
catalogued sources; where common sources were identified only the
entry from PDS_atca_fdr10_deep.cat was retained.
There are a total of 2148 sources in the final merged catalogue.
WFI Imaging and catalogues
Three WFI images within the most sensitive region of the radio image
were observed using multiple optical filters. These have been detailed
and published in Sullivan et al 2004, ApJS, 155, 1. The
optical catalogues derived from these images are given here.
The processed fits images from the WFI observations are also available,
although too large (at just under 400MB each) to serve here. If you are
interested in using the B, V, R, I images from Phoenix, please send
email to Andrew Hopkins who
can make these available.
- optical.form.cat This is an SExtractor
style header detailing the format for the following ascii text file catalogue.
- optical.phot.cat.gz (29MB) This is
a gzipped ascii text file. It includes NIR data from the OSIRIS imaging (see
- radio_optical.form.cat SExtractor
style header for following radio/optical matched catalogue.
- radio_optical.phot.cat.gz Gzipped
ascii text file with radio/optical matched catalogue information.
SExtractor style header for following spectroscopic information matched
to radio/optical matched catalogue.
Gzipped ascii text file with spectroscopic information added to the
radio/optical matched catalogue.
K-band ISPI Images
More recent than the OSIRIS imaging (below), is K-band imaging with
ISPI on the CTIO 4-m. These images cover 11 ISPI pointings, centred
on the most sensitive portion of the radio image, and largely overlapping
the central WFI image (extending slightly into the WFI images north and south
of the central image). Some of the results from this imaging have been
published in Smith et
al 2008 AJ, 136, 358. The K-band catalogue for this imaging is here:
The processed fits images for this K-band imaging are here. Each image is 64MB
- Kcatalog.cat An ascii text catalogue, with
SExtractor format header.
NIR (OSIRIS/CTIO) Images
Seven fields have been observed in J and K with OSIRIS on the
CTIO 1.5 m telescope. These are detailed in
Georgakakis et al 2004, MNRAS, 354,127.
The processed images (fits format) for each of these fields are available
here. See the file README for zeropoints.
Tables 1 and 2 from
Georgakakis et al 2004, MNRAS, 354,127
are available here in ascii format. The XMM-NEWTON area curve for 6-sigma
detections in the 2-8keV band is given in the file
The image below shows the ATCA
mosaic at 1.4 GHz. This image has been normalised by subtracting a mean
background value and dividing by local image rms noise values.
This removes the effect of the varying sensitivity of the mosaic
allowing most sources to be visible at once in this image. The image
is trimmed at the 250 microJy theoretical noise level,
with the black contours indicating the 90, 30 and 10 microJy theoretical
rms noise levels. The outer white contour indicates the extent of the
original 2 degree diameter 1.4 GHz survey of
Hopkins et al. 1998, MNRAS, 296, 839.
The inner white circle indicates the extent of the survey results
described in Hopkins et al. 1999, ApJ, 519, L59.
Please acknowledge one of the Phoenix Deep Survey
publications in any work which
makes use of the Phoenix survey data.
This page last updated on 2009/07/20.