Continuum surveys with LOFAR and synergy with future large surveys in the 1 – 2 GHz band
Paper in proceedings, 2009

Radio astronomy is entering the era of large surveys. This paper describes the plans for wide surveys with the LOw Frequency ARray (LOFAR) and their synergy with large surveys at higher frequencies (in particular in the 1 – 2 GHz band) that will be possible using future facilities like Apertif or ASKAP. The LOFAR Survey Key Science Project aims at conducting large-sky surveys at 15, 30, 60, 120 and 200 MHz taking advantage of the wide instantaneous field of view and of the unprecedented sensitivity of this instrument.

Author

R. Morganti

University of Groningen

H. Rottgering

Leiden University

I. Snellen

Leiden University

G. Miley

Leiden University

P. D. Barthel

University of Groningen

P.N. Best

University of Edinburgh

M. Brueggen

Jacobs University Bremen

G. Brunetti

INAF OAS Bologna

K.T. Chyz̊y

Jagiellonian University in Kraków

John Conway

Onsala Space Observatory

M.J. Jarvis

University of Hertfordshire

M. Lehnert

Paris Diderot University

Proceedings of Science

18248039 (eISSN)

Vol. 89 040

2009 Panoramic Radio Astronomy: Wide-Field 1-2 GHz Research on Galaxy Evolution, PRA 2009
Groningen, Netherlands,

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