SOuthern Astrometry Project (SOAP)


General goals of the campaign

A program of VLBI southern hemisphere astrometry is proposed. The program utilizes available VLBI resources in the southern hemisphere. The final goal of the the VLBI SOuthern Astrometry Project (SOAP) program is to improve positions of all known VLBI sources at declinations <-30° by a factor of five to the level of 0.3 mas, derive their images, and determine jet directions.

The project proposal document is available here.

Phases of the program:

Preliminary results

  1. Preliminary results of SOAP-E1 from processing SOAP-E1-01 (aua025, 20170822_q) and SOAP_E1-02 (aua026, 20170913_p).
  2. Preliminary results of SOAP-A1 campaign.

People

Team members (in alphabetic order):
Johannes Boehm TU Wien Austria
Alet de Witt Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory South Africa
Sergei Gulyaev Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
Shinji Horiuchi Jet Propulsion Laboratory Australia
Jamie McCallum University of Tasmania Australia
Lucia McCallum University of Tasmania Australia
Tim Natusch Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology New Zealand
Leonid Petrov Astrogeo Center USA
Jonathan Quick Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory South Africa
Fengchun Shu Shanghai Astronomical observatory P.R. China
Stuart Weston Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research, Auckland University of Technology New Zealand

Proposed Observations

Source lists

Target source list SOAP-E1 can be found here.

The list of sources from the SOAP-E1 observed so far can found here.

Preliminary target source list SOAP-A1 can be found here.

Current status

VLBI correlator output

Not yet available

Mailing list

Mailing list is for discussing issues related to the SOAP experiments. Only team mebmbers can post messages to the list. The messages posted to the list are available for viewing to all from the mail archive.


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