|4th of September 2015|
|First image with MkII PAFs on ASKAP|
|by Ant Schinckel (CASS)|
This is the first MkII PAF single-port image on ASKAP, taken by Maxim
Voronkov and Aidan Hotan. The target is PKS 1934-638, one of the strongest
compact sources at 1.4 GHz (over 48 MHz bandwidth, centred at 939.5 MHz).
This is an outstanding result thanks to a
great team who have worked tirelessly to get this far: designing, building,
installing, testing and debugging these systems. The success of the MkII
systems is built on the shoulders of the MkI systems - huge engineering
steps, pivotal in the development process of our chequerboard PAFs and key
components on the path to the successes ASKAP will achieve in the future. |
For more information, see this ASKAP News article.