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A Complete Sample of Millijansky Radio Sources

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arXiv ID: astro-ph/9908174
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The results of an optical and infrared investigation of a radio sample drawn from the 1.4 GHz Leiden-Berkeley Deep Survey are presented. This is believed to be the most comprehensive sample of radio sources at millijansky flux limits that is currently available. Optical counterparts have been identified for all but four sources in the two Hercules fields, and 80% of them are identified in the near-infrared. Redshifts have been obtained for 49 of the identified sources, and photometric redshifts were computed from the g,r,i,K data for the remaining 20. The general properties of the sample are summarized. The use of this sample in measuring the 1.4 GHz radio luminosity function is discussed. Finally, HST/NICMOS images of two old, red galaxies at z=1.5 are presented which show that both galaxies are dominated by an r^{1/4} profile with a scale-length of 5 kpc.

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