First ASKAP continuum image obtained with 6 antennas
Members of the ASKAP commissioning team have successfully produced the first continuum image using six antennas.
The six antennas were operated simultaneously as two separate 3-antenna arrays, with each sub-array producing a separate image. This is a milestone in itself and the best results produced to date using ASKAP antennas installed with phased array feed (PAF) receivers.
ASKAP is one of three SKA precursors. Composed of 36 antennas, it is located at the Murchison Radio-astronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia.
Read the full announcement from CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility here.