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EMU: Evolutionary Map of the Universe

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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Cambridge University Press, 2011.

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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 ∼10Jy/beam) radio continuum survey of the entire Southern sky at 1.3GHz, extending as far North as +30 declination, with a resolution of 10arcsec. EMU is expected to detect and catalogue about 70million 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. © Astronomical Society of Australia 2011.

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Author(s): Norris RP, Hopkins AM, Afonso J, Brown S, Condon JJ, Dunne L, Feain I, Hollow R, Jarvis M, Johnston-Hollitt M, Lenc E, Middelberg E, Padovani P, Prandoni I, Rudnick L, Seymour N, Umana G, Andernach H, Alexander DM, Appleton PN, Bacon D, Banfield J, Becker W, Brown MJI, Ciliegi P, Jackson C, Eales S, Edge AC, Gaensler BM, Giovannini G, Hales CA, Hancock P, Huynh MT, Ibar E, Ivison RJ, Kennicutt R, Kimball AE, Koekemoer AM, Koribalski BS, Lopez-Snchez R, Mao MY, Murphy T, Messias H, Pimbblet KA, Raccanelli A, Randall KE, Reiprich TH, Roseboom IG, Rottgering H, Saikia DJ, Sharp RG, Slee OB, Smail I, Thompson MA, Urquhart JS, Wall JV, Zhao G-B

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia

Year: 2011

Volume: 28

Issue: 3

Pages: 215-248

Print publication date: 01/01/2011

Online publication date: 02/01/2013

Date deposited: 30/06/2017

ISSN (print): 1323-3580

ISSN (electronic): 1448-6083

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1071/AS11021


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