Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/5591
Title: Science with the Murchison widefield array
Authors: Bowman, Judd D.
Cairns, Iver H
Deshpande, A.A.
Prabu, T.
Udaya Shankar, N.
Srivani, K.S.
Subrahmanyan, Ravi
+45 Co-authors
Keywords: dark ages
reionisation
instrumentation
interferometers, radio continuum
general, radio lines
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press for Astronomical Society of Australia
Citation: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 2013, Vol.30, e031
Abstract: Significant new opportunities for astrophysics and cosmology have been identified at low radio frequencies. The Murchison Widefield Array is the first telescope in the southern hemisphere designed specifically to explore the low-frequency astronomical sky between 80 and 300 MHz with arcminute angular resolution and high survey efficiency. The telescope will enable new advances along four key science themes, including searching for redshifted 21-cm emission from the EoR in the early Universe; Galactic and extragalactic all-sky southern hemisphere surveys; time-domain astrophysics; and solar, heliospheric, and ionospheric science and space weather. The Murchison Widefield Array is located in Western Australia at the site of the planned Square Kilometre Array (SKA) low-band telescope and is the only low-frequency SKA precursor facility. In this paper, we review the performance properties of the Murchison Widefield Array and describe its primary scientific objectives
Description: Restricted Access. An open-access version is available at arXiv.org (one of the alternative locations)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/5591
ISSN: 1323-3580
Alternative Location: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013PASA...30...31B
http://arxiv.org/abs/1212.5151
http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/pas.2013.009
Copyright: 2013 Astronomical Society of Australia
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