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EMU: Evolutionary Map of the Universe


Norris, RP and Hopkins, AM and Afonso, J and Brown, S and Condon, JJ and Dunne, L and Feain, I and Hollow, R and Jarvis, M and Johnston-Hollitt, M and Lenc, E and Middleberg, E and Padovani, P and Prandoni, I and Rudnick, L and Seymour, N and Umana, G and Andernach, H and Alexander, DM and Appleton, PN and Bacon, D and Banfield, J and Becker, W and Brown, MJI and Ciliegi, P and Jackson, C and Eales, S and Edge, AC and Gaensler, BM and Giovannini, G and Hales, CA and Hancock, P and Huynh, MT and Ibar, E and Ivison, RJ and Kennicutt, R and Kimball, AE and Koekemoer, AM and Koribalski, BS and Lopez-Sanchez, AR and Mao, MY and Murphy, T and Messias, H and Pimbblet, KA and Raccanelli, A and Randall, KE and Reiprich, TH and Roseboom, IG and Rottgering, H and Saikia, DJ and Sharp, RG and Slee, OB and Smail, I and Thompson, MA and Urquhart, JS and Wall, JV and Zhao, GB, EMU: Evolutionary Map of the Universe, Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 28, (3) pp. 215-248. ISSN 1448-6083 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1071/AS11021


EMU is a wide-field radio continuum survey planned for the new Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. The primary goal of EMU is to make a deep (rms ~10 μJy/beam) radio continuum survey of the entire Southern sky at 1.3 GHz, extending as far North as +30° declination, with a resolution of 10 arcsec. EMU is expected to detect and catalogue about 70 million galaxies, including typical star-forming galaxies up to z ~ 1, powerful starbursts to even greater redshifts, and active galactic nuclei to the edge of the visible Universe. It will undoubtedly discover new classes of object. This paper defines the science goals and parameters of the survey, and describes the development of techniques necessary to maximise the science return from EMU.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:telescopes — surveys — stars: activity — galaxies: evolution — galaxies: formation — cosmology: observations — radio continuum: general
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:Cosmology and extragalactic astronomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Mao, MY (Miss Minnie Mao)
ID Code:75127
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:279
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2012-01-11
Last Modified:2012-03-23

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