QUIJOTE scientific results - IX. Radio sources in the QUIJOTE-MFI wide survey maps

D. Herranz, M. López-Caniego, C.~H. López-Caraballo, R.~T. Génova-Santos, Y.~C. Perrott, J.~A. Rubiño-Martin, R. Rebolo, E. Artal, M. Ashdown, R.~B. Barreiro, F.~J. Casas, E. de la Hoz, M. Fernández-Torreiro, F. Guidi, R.~J. Hoyland, A.~N. Lasenby, E. Martinez-González, M.~W. Peel, L. Piccirillo, F. PoidevinB. Ruiz-Granados, D. Tramonte, F. Vansyngel, P. Vielva, R.~A. Watson

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We present the catalogue of Q-U-I JOint TEnerife (QUIJOTE) Wide Survey radio sources extracted from the maps of the Multi-Frequency Instrument compiled between 2012 and 2018. The catalogue contains 786 sources observed in intensity and polarization, and is divided into two separate sub-catalogues: one containing 47 bright sources previously studied by the Planck collaboration and an extended catalogue of 739 sources either selected from the Planck Second Catalogue of Compact Sources or found through a blind search carried out with a Mexican Hat 2 wavelet. A significant fraction of the sources in our catalogue (38.7 per cent) are within the |b| ≤ 20° region of the Galactic plane. We determine statistical properties for those sources that are likely to be extragalactic. We find that these statistical properties are compatible with currently available models, with a ~1.8 Jy completeness limit at 11 GHz. We provide the polarimetric properties of (38, 33, 31, 23) sources with P detected above the 99.99 percent significance level at (11, 13, 17, 19) GHz respectively. Median polarization fractions are in the 2.8-4.7 per cent range in the 11-19 GHz frequency interval. We do not distinguish between Galactic and extragalactic sources here. The results presented here are consistent with those reported in the literature for flat- and steep-spectrum radio sources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3526-3545
Number of pages20
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2023


  • cosmic background radiation
  • radio continuum: galaxies
  • Astrophysics - Astrophysics of Galaxies
  • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics


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