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dc.contributor.authorWeeren, R.
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, W.
dc.contributor.authorHardcastle, M.
dc.contributor.authorShimwell, T.
dc.contributor.authorRafferty, D.
dc.contributor.authorSabater, J.
dc.contributor.authorHeald, G.
dc.contributor.authorSridhar, S.
dc.contributor.authorDijkema, T.
dc.contributor.authorBrunetti, G.
dc.contributor.authorBrüggen, M.
dc.contributor.authorAndrade-Santos, F.
dc.contributor.authorOgrean, G.
dc.contributor.authorRöttgering, H.
dc.contributor.authorDawson, W.
dc.contributor.authorForman, W.
dc.contributor.authorGasperin, F.
dc.contributor.authorJones, C.
dc.contributor.authorMiley, G.
dc.contributor.authorRudnick, L.
dc.contributor.authorSarazin, C.
dc.contributor.authorBonafede, A.
dc.contributor.authorBest, P.
dc.contributor.authorBirzan, L.
dc.contributor.authorCassano, R.
dc.contributor.authorChyzy, K.
dc.contributor.authorCroston, J.
dc.contributor.authorEnsslin, T.
dc.contributor.authorFerrari, C.
dc.contributor.authorHoeft, M.
dc.contributor.authorHorellou, C.
dc.contributor.authorJarvis, M.
dc.contributor.authorKraft, R.
dc.contributor.authorMevius, M.
dc.contributor.authorIntema, Hubertus
dc.contributor.authorMurray, S.
dc.contributor.authorOrrú, E.
dc.contributor.authorPizzo, R.
dc.contributor.authorSimionescu, A.
dc.contributor.authorStroe, A.
dc.contributor.authorTol, S.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-19T04:16:06Z
dc.date.available2019-02-19T04:16:06Z
dc.date.created2019-02-19T03:58:35Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationWeeren, R. and Williams, W. and Hardcastle, M. and Shimwell, T. and Rafferty, D. and Sabater, J. and Heald, G. et al. 2016. Lofar Facet Calibration. Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series. 223 (1): Article ID 2.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/74204
dc.identifier.doi10.3847/0067-0049/223/1/2
dc.description.abstract

LOFAR, the Low-Frequency Array, is a powerful new radio telescope operating between 10 and 240 MHz. LOFAR allows detailed sensitive high-resolution studies of the low-frequency radio sky. At the same time LOFAR also provides excellent short baseline coverage to map diffuse extended emission. However, producing highquality deep images is challenging due to the presence of direction-dependent calibration errors, caused by imperfect knowledge of the station beam shapes and the ionosphere. Furthermore, the large data volume and presence of station clock errors present additional difficulties. In this paper we present a new calibration scheme, which we name facet calibration, to obtain deep high-resolution LOFAR High Band Antenna images using the Dutch part of the array. This scheme solves and corrects the direction-dependent errors in a number of facets that cover the observed field of view. Facet calibration provides close to thermal noise limited images for a typical 8 hr observing run at ~5' resolution, meeting the specifications of the LOFAR Tier-1 northern survey.

dc.publisherInstitute of Physics Publishing
dc.titleLofar Facet Calibration
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.volume223
dcterms.source.number1
dcterms.source.issn0067-0049
dcterms.source.titleAstrophysical Journal Supplement Series
curtin.accessStatusFulltext not available


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