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The ASKAP Variables and Slow Transients (VAST) pilot survey

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The Variables and Slow Transients Survey (VAST) on the Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) is designed to detect highly variable and transient radio sources on timescales from 5 seconds to $\sim 5$ years. In this paper, we present the survey description, observation strategy and initial results from the VAST Phase I Pilot Survey. This pilot survey consists of $\sim 162$ hours of observations conducted at a central frequency of 888~MHz between 2019 August and 2020 August, with...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/pasa.2021.44

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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia Journal website
Volume:
38
Article number:
e054
Publication date:
2021-10-12
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EISSN:
1448-6083
ISSN:
1323-3580
Pubs id:
1192246
Local pid:
pubs:1192246
Language:
English
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