Densification of the VLBA Calibrator Survey (VCS9)
Densification of the VLBA Calibrator Survey (VCS9) project has several
goals: population analysis, community service, and extension of the legacy
list of compact radio sources.
Proposed observations will allow to homogenize the sample of compact
extragalactic radio sources with correlated flux densities at baseline
projection lengths greater than 3000 km. This project is aimed at
increasing the area of the sky that have at least one suitable calibrator
in a disk of 1.5° radius. Another obnjective is to reach completeness
at 3/4 of the celestial sphere at 150 mJy level.
Goals of the project:
- To improve astrometric accuracy of
Pan-STARRS and future LSST catalogs by