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- Quantifying angular clustering in wide-area radio surveys
- Blake, Chris; Wall, Jasper
- We quantify the angular clustering of radio galaxies in the NVSS and FIRST surveys using the two-point correlation function and the moments of counts-in-cells – both important points of comparison with theory. These investigations consistently demonstrate that the slope of the correlation function for radio galaxies agrees with that for optically selected galaxies, γ ≈1.8. We describe how to disentangle the imprint of galaxy clustering from the two observational problems: resolution of radio galaxies into multiple components and gradients in source surface density induced by difficulties in processing ‘snapshot’ radio observations (significant in both surveys below S1.4 GHz ∼15 mJy). This study disagrees in some respects with previous analyses of the angular clustering of radio galaxies.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 337, no. 3 (Dec 2002), pp. 993-1003
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences
- Angular clustering; Large scale structure; Radio galaxies
- Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2002 RAS.
- Peer reviewed