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dc.contributor.authorMcAlpine, Kim
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, M.J.
dc.contributor.authorbonfield, David
dc.contributor.authorFleuren, Simone
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-18T12:19:33Z
dc.date.available2013-04-18T12:19:33Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationMcAlpine , K , Smith , D , Jarvis , M J , bonfield , D & Fleuren , S 2012 , ' The likelihood ratio as a tool for radio continuum surveys with Square Kilometre Array precursor telescopes ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 423 , no. 1 , pp. 132-140 . https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.20715.x
dc.identifier.issn0035-8711
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 696164
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7a2e638c-7ada-42b5-8931-996031f8e981
dc.identifier.otherArXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.1958v1
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85027949995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/10469
dc.description.abstractIn this paper we investigate the performance of the likelihood ratio method as a tool for identifying optical and infrared counterparts to proposed radio continuum surveys with SKA precursor and pathfinder telescopes. We present a comparison of the infrared counterparts identified by the likelihood ratio in the VISTA Deep Extragalactic Observations (VIDEO) survey to radio observations with 6, 10 and 15 arcsec resolution. We cross-match a deep radio catalogue consisting of radio sources with peak flux density $>$ 60 $\mu$Jy with deep near-infrared data limited to $K_{\mathrm{s}}\lesssim$ 22.6. Comparing the infrared counterparts from this procedure to those obtained when cross-matching a set of simulated lower resolution radio catalogues indicates that degrading the resolution from 6 arcsec to 10 and 15 arcsec decreases the completeness of the cross-matched catalogue by approximately 3 and 7 percent respectively. When matching against shallower infrared data, comparable to that achieved by the VISTA Hemisphere Survey, the fraction of radio sources with reliably identified counterparts drops from $\sim$89%, at $K_{\mathrm{s}}\lesssim$22.6, to 47% with $K_{\mathrm{s}}\lesssim$20.0. Decreasing the resolution at this shallower infrared limit does not result in any further decrease in the completeness produced by the likelihood ratio matching procedure. However, we note that radio continuum surveys with the MeerKAT and eventually the SKA, will require long baselines in order to ensure that the resulting maps are not limited by instrumental confusion noiseen
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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dc.subjectastro-ph.IM
dc.subjectastro-ph.CO
dc.titleThe likelihood ratio as a tool for radio continuum surveys with Square Kilometre Array precursor telescopesen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
dc.contributor.institutionScience & Technology Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Astrophysics Research
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
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dc.relation.schoolSchool of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics
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dcterms.dateAccepted2012
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