A&A special issue (February 2019): LOFAR Surveys

Astronomy & Astrophysics, published by EDP Sciences, has published a special issue on the LOFAR telescope which is being used to survey the full northern celestial hemisphere in the 120 MHz band with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity.

This special issue of Astronomy & Astrophysics presents the first data release of the LOFAR Two-metre Sky Survey, along with selected early results.

The release also includes an extracted catalog of 326 000 sources, complete to 0.35 mJy for point sources. 70% of these sources are associated with an optical counterpart, and photometric redshifts are also provided. The early results of the survey span a wide range of mostly extragalactic topics, from the physics of active galactic nuclei to the intergalactic magnetic field, by way of interstellar medium and clusters of galaxies.

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