Chandra survey in the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole Deep Field - I. X-ray data, point-like source catalogue, sensitivity maps, and number counts
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Chandra survey in the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole Deep Field - I. X-ray data, point-like source catalogue, sensitivity maps, and number counts

  • Author(s): Krumpe, M
  • Miyaji, T
  • Brunner, H
  • Hanami, H
  • Ishigaki, T
  • Takagi, T
  • Markowitz, AG
  • Goto, T
  • Malkan, MA
  • Matsuhara, H
  • Pearson, C
  • Ueda, Y
  • Wada, T
  • et al.
Abstract

We present data products from the 300 ks Chandra survey in the AKARI North Ecliptic Pole (NEP) deep field. This field has a unique set of 9-band infrared photometry covering 2-24 micron from the AKARI Infrared Camera, including mid-infrared (MIR) bands not covered by Spitzer. The survey is one of the deepest ever achieved at ~15 micron, and is by far the widest among those with similar depths in the MIR. This makes this field unique for the MIR-selection of AGN at z~1. We design a source detection procedure, which performs joint Maximum Likelihood PSF fits on all of our 15 mosaicked Chandra pointings covering an area of 0.34 square degree. The procedure has been highly optimized and tested by simulations. We provide a point source catalog with photometry and Bayesian-based 90 per cent confidence upper limits in the 0.5-7, 0.5-2, 2-7, 2-4, and 4-7 keV bands. The catalog contains 457 X-ray sources and the spurious fraction is estimated to be ~1.7 per cent. Sensitivity and 90 per cent confidence upper flux limits maps in all bands are provided as well. We search for optical MIR counterparts in the central 0.25 square degree, where deep Subaru Suprime-Cam multiband images exist. Among the 377 X-ray sources detected there, ~80 per cent have optical counterparts and ~60 per cent also have AKARI mid-IR counterparts. We cross-match our X-ray sources with MIR-selected AGN from Hanami et al. (2012). Around 30 per cent of all AGN that have MID-IR SEDs purely explainable by AGN activity are strong Compton-thick AGN candidates.

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