Oral Presentation Astronomical Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting including HWWS 2013

The Australia Telescope Large Area Survey: Data Release and Early Science (#3)

Julie Banfield 1 , and the ATLAS Team
  1. CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Marsfield, NSW, Australia

The Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS) is the widest deep radio survey to date, covering ~7 square degrees at 1.4 GHz down to 15µJy/beam.  ATLAS covers two fields, the Chandra Deep Field South (CDFS) and the European Large Area ISO Survey South 1 (ELAIS S1), where we have catalogued ~5000 source components.  These data compliment the current multi-wavelength coverage from X-Rays to Radio wavelengths.  The primary science goal of ATLAS is to study the formation and evolution of galaxies and I will present the data release and a first look at the science ATLAS will contribute to the broader astronomical community.