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30th of September 2015
Imaging techniques III: the Large Magellanic Cloud
by Bärbel Koribalski (CASS)
The two images above show the neutral hydrogen (HI) distribution of the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a close neighbour of our Milky Way, using data from the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA) on the left and a combination of Parkes and ATCA HI data on the right. An interferometer - like the ATCA - acts like a filter. In particular, the very extended HI emission is not observed due to missing short spacings, but is recovered by adding HI data from the 64-m Parkes telescope. - Participants of this week's Radio Synthesis School in Narrabri are learning all about interferometric imaging techniques.

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