This ASKAP image was made from a single beam observation of
Fornax A (NGC 1316), one of the brightest radio galaxies. It displays the classic
"double lobed" shape that we believe arises from oppositely-directed
jets of material being ejected from the accretion disk around a
central super-massive black hole. This image highlights ASKAP's
ability to detect details in extended, diffuse emission. The
image was made from a 10 hour observation at a centre frequency of 944
MHz with 288 MHz of bandwidth. Situated at the Murchison
Radioastronomy Observatory, ASKAP has almost no RFI in this band and
very little flagging was required. This image was made by Emil Lenc
using the CASA software package.
More details are given in last month's
ASKAP Commissioning Update.