Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

The 2014 ALMA long baseline campaign: an overview

Fomalont, E. B., Vlahakis, C., Corder, S., Remijan, A., Barkats, D., Lucas, R., Hunter, T. R., Brogan, C. L., Asaki, Y., Matsushita, S., Dent, W. R. F., Hills, R. E., Phillips, N., Richards, A. M. S., Cox, P., Amestica, R., Broguiere, D., Cotton, W., Hales, A. S., Hiriart, R., Hirota, A., Hodge, J. A., Impellizzeri, C. M. V., Kern, J., Kneissl, R., Liuzzo, E., Marcelino, N., Marson, R., Mignano, A., Nakanishi, K., Nikolic, B., Perez, J. E., Pérez, L. M., Toledo, I., Aladro, R., Butler, B., Cortes, J., Cortes, P., Dhawan, V., Francesco, J. Di, Espada, D., Galarza, F., Garcia-Appadoo, D., Guzman-Ramirez, L., Humphreys, E. M., Jung, T., Kameno, S., Laing, R. A., Leon, S., Mangum, J., Marconi, G., Nagai, H., Nyman, L.-A., Radiszcz, M., Rodón, J. A., Sawada, T., Takahashi, S., Tilanus, R. P. J., Kempen, T. van, Vilaro, B. Vila, Watson, L. C., Wiklind, T., Gueth, F., Tatematsu, K., Wootten, A., Castro-Carrizo, A., Chapillon, E., Dumas, G., de Gregorio-Monsalvo, I., Francke, H., Gallardo, J., Garcia, J., Gonzalez, S., Hibbard, J. E., Hill, T., Kaminski, T., Karim, A., Krips, M., Kurono, Y., Lopez, C., Martin, S., Maud, L., Morales, F., Pietu, V., Plarre, K., Schieven, G., Testi, L., Videla, L., Villard, E., Whyborn, N., Zwaan, M. A., Alves, F., Andreani, P., Avison, A., Barta, M., Bedosti, F., Bendo, G. J., Bertoldi, F., Bethermin, M., Biggs, A., Boissier, J., Brand, J., Burkutean, S., Casasola, V., Conway, J., Cortese, L., Dabrowski, B., Davis, Timothy, Trigo, M. Diaz, Fontani, F., Franco-Hernandez, R., Fuller, G., Madrid, R. Galvan, Giannetti, A., Ginsburg, A., Graves, S. F., Hatziminaoglou, E., Hogerheijde, M., Jachym, P., Serra, I. Jimenez, Karlicky, M., Klaasen, P., Kraus, M., Kunneriath, D., Lagos, C., Longmore, S., Leurini, S., Maercker, M., Magnelli, B., Vidal, I. Marti, Massardi, M., Maury, A., Muehle, S., Muller, S., Muxlow, T., O'Gorman, E., Paladino, R., Petry, D., Pineda, J., Randall, S., Richer, J. S., Rossetti, A., Rushton, A., Rygl, K., Monge, A. Sanchez, Schaaf, R., Schilke, P., Stanke, T., Schmalzl, M., Stoehr, F., Urban, S., Kampen, E. van, Vlemmings, W., Wang, K., Wild, W., Yang, Y., Iguchi, S., Hasegawa, T., Saito, M., Inatani, J., Mizuno, N., Asayama, S., Kosugi, G., Morita, K.-I., Chiba, K., Kawashima, S., Okumura, S. K., Ohashi, N., Ogasawara, R., Sakamoto, S., Noguchi, T., Huang, Y.-D., Liu, S.-Y., Kemper, F., Koch, P. M., Chen, M.-T., Chikada, Y., Hiramatsu, M., Iono, D., Shimojo, M., Komugi, S., Kim, J., Lyo, A.-R., Muller, E., Herrera, C., Miura, R. E., Ueda, J., Chibueze, J., Su, Y.-N., Trejo-Cruz, A., Wang, K.-S., Kiuchi, H., Ukita, N., Sugimoto, M., Kawabe, R., Hayashi, M., Miyama, S., Ho, P. T. P., Kaifu, N., Ishiguro, M., Beasley, A. J., Bhatnagar, S., III, J. A. Braatz, Brisbin, D. G., Brunetti, N., Carilli, C., Crossley, J. H., D?Addario, L., Meyer, J. L. Donovan, Emerson, D. T., Evans, A. S., Fisher, P., Golap, K., Griffith, D. M., Hale, A. E., Halstead, D., Hardy, E. J., Hatz, M. C., Holdaway, M., Indebetouw, R., Jewell, P. R., Kepley, A. A., Kim, D.-C., Lacy, M. D., Leroy, A. K., Liszt, H. S., Lonsdale, C. J., Matthews, B., McKinnon, M., Mason, B. S., Moellenbrock, G., Moullet, A., Myers, S. T., Ott, J., Peck, A. B., Pisano, J., Radford, S. J. E., Randolph, W. T., Venkata, U. Rao, Rawlings, M. G., Rosen, R., Schnee, S. L., Scott, K. S., Sharp, N. K., Sheth, K., Simon, R. S., Tsutsumi, T. and Wood, S. J. 2015. The 2014 ALMA long baseline campaign: an overview. The Astrophysical Journal 808 (1) , L1. 10.1088/2041-8205/808/1/L1

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

A major goal of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is to make accurate images with resolutions of tens of milliarcseconds, which at submillimeter (submm) wavelengths requires baselines up to ~15 km. To develop and test this capability, a Long Baseline Campaign (LBC) was carried out from 2014 September to late November, culminating in end-to-end observations, calibrations, and imaging of selected Science Verification (SV) targets. This paper presents an overview of the campaign and its main results, including an investigation of the short-term coherence properties and systematic phase errors over the long baselines at the ALMA site, a summary of the SV targets and observations, and recommendations for science observing strategies at long baselines. Deep ALMA images of the quasar 3C 138 at 97 and 241 GHz are also compared to VLA 43 GHz results, demonstrating an agreement at a level of a few percent. As a result of the extensive program of LBC testing, the highly successful SV imaging at long baselines achieved angular resolutions as fine as 19 mas at ~350 GHz. Observing with ALMA on baselines of up to 15 km is now possible, and opens up new parameter space for submm astronomy.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: IOP Sciences
ISSN: 2041-8213
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 15:03
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/87968

Citation Data

Cited 17 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item