LOFAR: Recent Imaging Results and Future Prospects
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

calibration

radio

Författare

G. Heald

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

M. R. Bell

Max Planck-institutet

A. Horneffer

Max Planck-institutet

A. R. Offringa

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

R. Pizzo

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

S. van der Tol

Universiteit Leiden

R. J. van Weeren

Universiteit Leiden

J. E. van Zwieten

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

J. M. Anderson

Max Planck-institutet

R. Beck

Max Planck-institutet

I. van Bemmel

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

L. Birzan

Universiteit Leiden

A. Bonafede

Jacobs University Bremen

John Conway

Chalmers, Rymd- och geovetenskap, Onsala rymdobservatorium

C. Ferrari

Observatoire de la Cote d'Azur

F. De Gasperin

Max Planck-institutet

M. Haverkorn

Universiteit Leiden

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

Sharif University of Technology

Max Planck-institutet

Institute for Studies in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics, Tehran

E. Orru

Radboud Universiteit

D. Rafferty

Universiteit Leiden

H. Rottgering

Universiteit Leiden

A. Scaife

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

A. Shulevski

Rijksuniversiteit 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. 32 589-598

Ämneskategorier

Astronomi, astrofysik och kosmologi

DOI

10.1007/s12036-011-9125-1