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First data release of RACS-mid

The first data release from RACS-mid is available now, with Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia publishing the associated research paper 'The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey IV: continuum imaging at 1367.5 MHz'.

This first data release of RACS-mid consists of 1493 unique tile observations (and an additional 88 fields which were observed twice). All of the raw observed and processed data products for RACS-mid1 DR1 (calibrated visibilities, images, and source lists) are made available via the CSIRO ASKAP Science Data Archive (CASDA) here:

The RACS project is completing multiple surveys of the southern sky using the full 36-dish ASKAP radio telescope's full frequency range. ASKAP's novel technology helps it achieve high survey speeds, making it one of the best instruments in the world for mapping the sky at radio wavelengths.

RACS-mid is helping astronomers to identify and study transient events, such as supernovae and gamma-ray bursts and follows the first pass of the Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (RACS) at 887.5 MHz in the low band. This initial RACS-mid data release will be complemented by a future release comprising catalogues of the survey region.

Read the full paper via the link below.

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Added by James Chesters on 2023-08-03

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