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The Extraordinary Linear Polarisation Structure of the Southern Centaurus A Lobe Revealed by ASKAP

Anderson, Craig; Heald, George; O’Sullivan, Shane; Bunton, John; Carretti, Ettore; Chippendale, Aaron; Collier, Jordan; Farnes, Jamie; Gaensler, Bryan; Harvey-Smith, Lisa; Koribalski, Bärbel; Landecker, Tom; Lenc, Emil; McClure-Griffiths, Naomi; Mitchell, Daniel; Rudnick, Lawrence; West, Jennifer


We present observations of linear polarisation in the southern radio lobe of Centaurus A, conducted during commissioning of the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope. We used 16 antennas to observe a 30 square degree region in a single 12-h pointing over a 240 MHz band centred on 913 MHz. Our observations achieve an angular resolution of 26 33 arcseconds (480 parsecs), a maximum recoverable angular scale of 30 arcminutes, and a full-band sensitivity of 85 Jy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-11-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Galaxies
DOI: 10.3390/galaxies6040127
Access Rights: Open access via publisher website
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