Where can I find information about detected PSPC sources?
As of Apr 1999, there are 2 widely used lists of sources detected in ROSAT
pointed observations with the PSPC. A catalogue of ROSAT sources (the ROSATSRC
catalog) compiled from the SASS processing of PSPC datasets has been
compiled by MPE. A source catalogue (the
WGACAT catalog) has independently been compiled by Nick White, Lorella
Angelini and Paolo Giommi by running the source detection algorithm
available in the XIMAGE
software package on available archived data. A
comparison of the two is available at
In addition to these lists, there is a "Bright Source" catalogue derived
from PSPC observations obtained during the ROSAT All-Sky Survey. For more
information see http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/rosat/ass.html.
Page Author: Michael F. Corcoran
Last modified April 28, 1999
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