The parkes-MIT-NRAO southern sky survey at 4850 MHZ

M. Griffith, A. E. Wright, A. J. Hunt, E. Troup, R. D. Ekers, P. Buckett, D. J. Cooke, G. Freeman, J. Glowacki, Danna Jennings, U. Knop, B. LAM, M. McGovern, D. McConnell, R. P. Norris, R. Otrupcek, R. Twardy, T. Williams, G. Behrens, C. ChestnutB. F. Burke, A. Fletcher, K. S. Russell, A. Savage, Jonathan Lim, Alan Vaughan, S. Cote, M. Anderson, A. Hons, G. L. White, S. Amy, A. Burgess, S. Chan, L. Cram, A. Gray, W. Walsh, D. Campbell-Wilson, I. G. McIntyre, R. P. Randall, M. Suters, W. J. Zealey

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    During 1990 we surveyed the southern sky using a multi-beam receiver at frequencies of 4850 and 843 MHz. The half-power beamwidths were 4 and 25 arcmin respectively. The finished surveys cover the declination range between +10 and -90 degrees declination, essentially complete in right ascension, an area of 7.30 steradians. Preliminary analysis of the 4850 MHz data indicates that we will achieve a five sigma flux density limit of about 30 mJy. We estimate that we will find between 80 000 and 90 000 new sources above this limit This is a revised version of the paper presented at the Regional Meeting by the first four authors; the surveys now have been completed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)243-245
    Number of pages3
    JournalProceedings astronomical society of australia
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1991
    Duration: 16 Jul 199020 Jul 1990


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