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A sample of 6C radio sources designed to find objects at redshift <i>z</i> > 4 — I. The radio data

Katherine M. Blundell, Steve Rawlings, Stephen A. Eales, Gregory B. Taylor and Alistair D. Bradley

in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

Published on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society

Volume 295, issue 2, pages 265-279
Published in print April 1998 | ISSN: 0035-8711
Published online April 1998 | e-ISSN: 1365-2966 | DOI:
A sample of 6C radio sources designed to find objects at redshift z > 4 — I. The radio data

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We describe the selection of a sample of 34 radio sources from the 6C survey from a region of sky covering 0.133 sr. The selection criteria for this sample, hereafter called 6C*, were chosen to optimize the chances of finding radio galaxies at redshift z > 4. Optical follow-up observations have already led to the discovery of the most distant known radio galaxy at z = 4.41. We present VLA radio maps and derive radio spectra for all the 6C* objects.

Keywords: galaxies: active; radio continuum:galaxies

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Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics

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