A Catalog of 24 micron Sources Toward the Galactic Center

J. L. Hinz(1), G. H. Rieke(1), F. Yusef-Zadeh(2), J. Hewitt(2), Z. Balog(1,3), M. Block(1)

(1) Steward Observatory, University of Arizona, 933 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85721
(2) Department of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208
(3) On leave from the Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, H-6720, Szeged, Hungary

Paper: ApJS, accepted

EPrint Server: 0811.1557


We present a 1.5\arcdeg*8\arcdeg (220*1195 pc) Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer 24 micron image of the Galactic Center and an accompanying point source list. This image is the highest spatial resolution (6'' 0.25 pc) and sensitivity map ever taken across the GC at this wavelength, showing the emission by warm dust in unprecedented detail. Over 120,000 point sources are identified in this catalog with signal-to-noise ratios greater than five and flux densities from 0.6 mJy to 9 Jy.

Preprints available from the authors at jhinz@as.arizona.edu , or the raw TeX (no figures) if you click here.

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