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Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 119, Number 2, October_II 1996
Page(s) 265 - 269
Published online 15 October 1996
A large sample of objective prism quasar candidates DOI: 10.1051/aas:1996243

Astronomy and Astrophysics Supplement Series, Vol. 119, October II 1996, 265-269

A large sample of objective prism quasar candidates

A. Iovino , R. Clowes and P. Shaver
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Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via Brera, 28 I--20121 Milano, Italy
Centre for Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK
ESO, Karl--Schwarzschild--Strasse 2, D--85748 Garching bei Munchen, Germany

Received January 2; accepted March 7, 1996


The Automated Quasar Detection (AQD) technique has been applied to six connected fields near the South Galactic Pole. A comparison with the Véron & Véron catalogue (1993) and the Cristiani et al. compilation (1995) shows that AQD re--discovered % of the known quasars with non--overlapping objective--prism spectra present in these fields (% if only the high probability candidates are considered). A list of the 1592 high probability candidates is given, including the results of cross--correlation with X--ray and radio catalogues.

Key words: quasars: general --- surveys

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