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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2010MNRAS.407...83E The X-ray brightest clusters of galaxies from the Massive Cluster Survey Ebeling, H.; Edge, A. C.; Mantz, A.; Barrett, E.; Henry, J. Patrick; Ma, C. J.; van Speybroeck, L. Abstract. We present a statistically complete sample of very X-ray luminous galaxy clusters detected in the MAssive Cluster Survey (MACS). This second MACS release comprises all 34 MACS clusters with nominal X-ray fluxes in excess of 2 x 10^-12^ergs^-1^cm^-2^ (0.1-2.4 keV) in the ROSAT Bright Source Catalogue; two-thirds of them are new discoveries. Extending over the redshift range from 0.3 to 0.5, this subset complements the complete sample of the 12 most distant MACS clusters (z > 0.5) published in 2007 and further exemplifies the efficacy of X-ray selection for the compilation of samples of intrinsically massive galaxy clusters. Extensive follow-up observations with Chandra/ACIS led to three additional MACS cluster candidates being eliminated as (predominantly) X-ray point sources. For another four clusters - which, however, remain in our sample of 34 - the point-source contamination was found to be about 50 per cent. The median X-ray luminosity of 1.3 x 10^45^ergs^-1^ (0.1-2.4 keV, Chandra, within r_500_) of the clusters in this subsample demonstrates the power of the MACS strategy to find the most extreme and rarest clusters out to significant redshift. A comparison of the optical and X-ray data for all clusters in this release finds a wide range of morphologies with no obvious bias in favour of either relaxed or merging systems. Key words: catalogues, surveys, galaxies: clusters: general, X-rays: galaxies: clusters
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