|27th of August 2015|
|ASKAP Update No 8|
|Commissioning activities with the first six
antennas of CSIRO's Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP), installed with
first-generation phased array feed (PAF) receivers, have already achieved
significant initial scientific results that are `proof of concept' for ASKAP
and lay the groundwork for some of the ten Survey Science Projects (SSPs). -
The image above (made by Paolo Serra) shows the nearby IC1459 galaxy group
observed with nine beams of the early ASKAP Boolardy Engineering Test Array.
The detected HI
emission (contours) is shown overlaid onto an optical image; for more
details see Serra,
Koribalski, Kilborn et al. (2015, MNRAS 452, 2680). |
Previous ASKAP Updates can be found here.