GALFACTS is a project by the GALFA Continuum Consortium to use the new Arecibo L-band Feed Array (ALFA) to carry out a spectro-polarimetric survey of the sky visible from the Arecibo Observatory.
To develop the observing procedures and data processing techniques for the full survey we are engaging in two pilot studies. The target region depicted below was observed during April-May 20054with the single-feed L-band wide receiver system, and in December 2004 with ALFA.
The imaging region for the GALFACTS Precursor Observations (white rectangle) . The image shown is the polarized intensity from the Bonn Mid-Latitude Survey (Uyaniker et al The region was chosen to contain both high structured, diffuse filamentary emission and a strong, polarized point source.
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