We present a catalog of 14,000 X-ray sources observed by the ACIS instrument on the Chandra X-ray Observatory within a 1.42deg2 survey of the Great Nebula in Carina, known as the Chandra Carina Complex Project (CCCP). This study appears in a special issue devoted to the CCCP. Here, we describe the data reduction and analysis procedures performed on the X-ray observations, including calibration and cleaning of the X-ray event data, point-source detection, and source extraction. The catalog appears to be complete across most of the field to an absorption-corrected total-band luminosity of 1030.7ergs-1 for a typical low-mass pre-main-sequence star. Counterparts to the X-ray sources are identified in a variety of visual, near-infrared, and mid-infrared surveys. The X-ray and infrared source properties presented here form the basis of many CCCP studies of the young stellar populations in Carina.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science