The Extragalactic Sky at 74 MHz

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About this Image

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.

Investigator(s):  Perley et al.

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Technical Data

    Telescope VLA 
    Date of Observation 2001-02-27 
    Type of Observation Continuum Observations 
    Center of Image RA: 13:20:0.00, Dec: 70:30:0.00 (J2000)  
    Field of View 3.5000 x 3.5000 degrees  
    Technical Caption 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 (1\sigma) of 0.1 Jy/beam.  

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