LOFAR: Recent Imaging Results and Future Prospects
Journal article, 2011

The Low-Frequency Array (LOFAR) is under construction in the Netherlands and in several surrounding European countries. In this contribution, we describe the layout and design of the telescope, with particular emphasis on the imaging characteristics of the array when used in its 'standard imaging' mode. After briefly reviewing the calibration and imaging software used for LOFAR image processing, we show some recent results from the ongoing imaging commissioning efforts. We conclude by summarizing future prospects for the use of LOFAR in observing the little-explored low-frequency Universe.

Instrumentation: interferometers

Radio continuum: general

radio

calibration

Author

G. Heald

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

M. R. Bell

Max Planck Institute

A. Horneffer

Max Planck Institute

A. R. Offringa

University of Groningen

R. Pizzo

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

S. van der Tol

Leiden University

R. J. van Weeren

Leiden University

J. E. van Zwieten

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

J. M. Anderson

Max Planck Institute

R. Beck

Max Planck Institute

I. van Bemmel

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

L. Birzan

Leiden University

A. Bonafede

Jacobs University Bremen

John Conway

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

C. Ferrari

Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur

F. De Gasperin

Max Planck Institute

M. Haverkorn

Leiden University

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

N. Jackson

University of Manchester

G. Macario

Istituto di Radioastronomia

J. McKean

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

H. Miraghaei

Max Planck Institute

Sharif University of Technology

Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran

E. Orru

Radboud University

D. Rafferty

Leiden University

H. Rottgering

Leiden University

A. Scaife

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

A. Shulevski

University of Groningen

C. Sotomayor

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

C. Tasse

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

M. Trasatti

Argelander-Institut für Astronomie

O. Wucknitz

Argelander-Institut für Astronomie

Journal of Astrophysics and Astronomy

0250-6335 (ISSN)

Vol. 32 4 589-598

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

DOI

10.1007/s12036-011-9125-1

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