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
Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera, Via Brera, 28 I–20121 Milano, Italy e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Centre for Astrophysics, University of Central Lancashire, Preston PR1 2HE, UK e-mail: email@example.com
3 ESO, Karl–Schwarzschild–Strasse 2, D–85748 Garching bei Munchen, Germany e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Accepted: 7 March 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
© European Southern Observatory (ESO), 1996