Second PLANCK catalogue of compact sources released

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Map of selection of compact sources from the Second Planck Catalogue of Compact Sources. Credit: ESA and the Planck Collaboration

Aurora is supporting the PLANCK Science Operations Team in ESAC with scientist Marcos López-Caniego.

ESA announced the new tool for astronomers including quotes from Marcos such as “There are a number of ways in which the data in this catalogue surpass those of its predecessors in more than just quantity,” explains Marcos López-Caniego from ESA, responsible for the LFI portion of the survey. “For example, for the LFI channels, which cover the frequency range 30 to 70 GHz, averaging data over eight surveys has dramatically increased the sensitivity.”

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The support has been carried out under a programme and funded by the European Space Agency.  ESA disclaimer – “The view expressed herein can in no way be taken to reflect the official opinion of the European Space Agency.”