A Complete Bank of Optical Images of the ICRF QSOs

Abstract : We have been developing a systematic effort to collect good quality images of the optical counterpart of ICRF sources, in particular for those that have been regularly radio surveyed either for future implementation at high frequencies and/or those that will be the link sources between the ICRF and the Gaia CRF. Observations have been taken at the LNA/Brazil, CASLEO/Argentina, NOT/Spain, LFOA/Austria, Rozhen/Bulgária, and ASV/Serbia. In complement images were collected from the SDSS. As a step to implement such image data bank and make it publicly available through the IERS service we present its description, that comprises for each source the number of measurements, filter, pixel scale, size of field, and seeing at each observation. The photometry analysis is centered on the morphology, since there remain still cases in which the host galaxy is overwhelming, and many cases in which the host asks for a non-stellar PSF modeling. On basis of the neighbor stars we assign magnitudes and variability whenever possible. Finally, assisted by previous literature, the redshift and luminosity are used to derive astrophysical quantities, in special the absolute magnitude, SED and spectral index. Moreover, since Gaia will not obtain direct images of the observed sources, the morphology and magnitude becomes useful as templates onto which assembling and interpreting the one-dimensional and uncontinuous line spread function samplings that will be delivered by Gaia for each QSO.
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2015IAUGA.2243437H - IAU General Assembly, Meeting #29, #2243437 - held 4-8 January 2015 in Seattle, USA, Jan 2015, Seattle, United States. 22, pp.43437, 2015
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Alexandre, Humberto Andrei, Francois, Taris, Sonia, Anton, G. Bourda, Goran, Damljanovic, et al.. A Complete Bank of Optical Images of the ICRF QSOs. 2015IAUGA.2243437H - IAU General Assembly, Meeting #29, #2243437 - held 4-8 January 2015 in Seattle, USA, Jan 2015, Seattle, United States. 22, pp.43437, 2015. <hal-01197392>

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