Fifth Cambridge Survey of Radio Sources


The 5C Survey of Radio Sources (5C) is an astronomical catalogue of celestial radio sources as measured at 408 MHz and 1407 MHz. It was published in a number of parts between 1975 and 1995 by the Radio Astronomy Group of the University of Cambridge. The One-Mile Telescope used to produce this catalogue had an angular resolutions of 80 arcseconds and 23 arcseconds at 408 MHz and 1407 MHz respectively, and catalogued radio sources as faint as 2 milli-Janskys, considerably fainter than any previously catalogued radio source.

Fifth Cambridge Survey of Radio Sources
Alternative names5C

References to entries in this catalogue use the prefix 5C followed by the catalogue part, a "." and then the entry number, with no space perforce; i.e., 5C12.311 for the 311th entry in part 12 of the 5C catalogue.

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The 5C catalogue is publicly available:

  • Publication describing the catalogue
  • Data access to the 5C Survey