An approach to interferometric mosaicing
Australia Telescope National Facility, CSIRO, P.O. Box 76, Epping, N.S.W. 2121, Australia
2 Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy, Postbus 2, 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
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Accepted: 19 April 1996
In radio astronomy, mosaicing is the practice of combining multiple pointings of a telescope to produce an image significantly larger than the telescope's primary beam. We consider an approach to imaging and deconvolving interferometric mosaic observations. This approach directly deconvolves a linear mosaic of dirty images. We consider the advantages and limitations of this technique. Projection issues for mosaicing are also discussed. We present an example from a 320-pointing, spectral-line, mosaiced observation of the Small Magellanic Cloud.
Key words: techniques: interferometric / methods: data analysis / Magellanic Clouds / radio lines: galaxies
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