The February 2020 edition of the
ASKAP update is now available.
In addition to news on the progress of the pilot surveys,
the newsletter describes the SWAG-X project undertaken
in support of the eROSITA X-ray mission.
SWAG-X (the Survey With ASKAP of GAMA-09 + X-ray)
ASKAP observations of the eFEDS
(eROSITA Final Equatorial Depth Survey)
test fields to provide
multi-wavelength data as an observatory project, of wide benefit to
the international community. ASKAP’s existing survey teams were
consulted to determine the observing strategy, which involves 6 tiles
across two bands. Test observations at 888 MHz in continuum mode were
completed last year and have now been processed. These will be
released via the science data archive after quality control, hopefully
within the next month. Spectral line data has also been taken at this
wavelength and further observations are planned at 1296 MHz to cover
the neutral hydrogen line.
The iamge above shows a preliminary mosaicked image of the 888 MHz SWAG-X continuum data, with
the eROSITA eFEDS coverage marked in green.