Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser.
Volume 123, Number 2, June I 1997
|Page(s)||219 - 239|
|Published online||15 June 1997|
The B3-VLA quasar sample*
Istituto di Radioastronomia del CNR, Bologna, Italy
2 Osservatorio Astronomico di Bologna, Italy
3 Observatorio Astronomico de Madrid (O.A.N.-I.G.N.) Spain
Send offprint request to: M. Vigotti
Accepted: 23 September 1996
A new low frequency radio selected Sample of 125 Quasars complete down to 100 mJy at 408 MHz is presented in this paper. The sample is a part of the B3-VLA sample: 1050 radiosources selected from the B3 catalogue at 408 MHz and observed at the VLA (1465 MHz, C and A configurations). Out of the 352 sources, identified on the POSS-I down to , 172 are quasar candidates. In this paper we give the final assessment of the quasar sample from spectroscopic observations of the candidates. The final complete quasar sample consists of 125 objects. Furthermore 3 Bl Lac objects have been identified and two Bl Lac candidates.
Key words: galaxies: active / quasars: general / radio continuum: general
Tables 4, 5, 6 and Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 are also available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to: cdsarc.u-strasbg.fr (220.127.116.11) or via http://cdsweb.u-strasbg.fr/ Abstract.html
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