The Extragalactic Sky at 74 MHz

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Description

This image shows the sky as seen by the VLA at 74 MHz. This image is part of a large survey of the northern sky undertaken at the VLA. None of the objects visible are stars. Rather they are the cores of active galaxies (active galactic nuclei or AGN) probably located about halfway across the observable Universe.
This image is one of the fields acquired as part of the VLA Low-frequency Sky Survey (VLSS). The VLSS is a B-configuration survey of the sky accessible to the VLA, with an angular resolution of 80" and a sensitivity target (1sigma) of 0.1 Jy/beam.

Creator

Legacy Astronomical Images

Rights

NRAO/AUI/NSF does not hold full copyright for this image. Contact the archivist for details.

Type

Legacy Astronomical Image

Object Name

8C 1316+708

Photo Credit

Naval Research Laboratory

Investigators

Perley, et al.

Telescope

Very Large Array (VLA)

Observation Date

2001-02-27

Type of Observation

continuum

Center of Image

RA 13:20:0.000, Dec: 70:30:0.000 (J2000)

Field of View

3.500000 x 3.500000 degrees

Link to NRAO Newsletter article

Notes

Contact the archivist for a high resolution tif of this image.

Series

Active Galactic Nuclei Series

Unit

Other Active Galactic Nuclei Unit

Citation

Legacy Astronomical Images, “The Extragalactic Sky at 74 MHz,” NRAO Archives, accessed October 16, 2021, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/33333.