GLEAM 72-103: GaLactic and Extragalactic Allsky MWA Survey
Short name[s] used to specify survey:
GLEAM72-103, GLEAM 72-103,GLEAM 72-103 MHz, GLEAM1, GLEAM 1
GLEAM, the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA survey, is a survey of
the entire radio sky south of declination 30 degrees at frequencies
between 72 and 231 MHz. It was made with the Murchison Widefield Array
(MWA) using a drift scan method that makes efficient use of the MWA's very
large field-of-view. The survey is described in Wayth et al. (2015) and
The data presented here are from the first year of GLEAM observing,
published in Hurley-Walker et al. (2017). The 25,000 square degrees of
available sky excludes the Galactic Plane, the Magellanic Clouds,
Centaurus A, and a few other small regions described in the catalogue
The most sensitive and highest-resolution image is the 170-231MHz image
which was used for all source-finding in generating the catalogue. It has
a resolution of approximately 2.2 x 2.2/cos (dec + 26.7) arcmin at this
frequency. However, due to ionospheric distortions, the final resolution
of the survey varies by ~10% over the sky, with a direction-dependent PSF.
The SkyView data for the GLEAM surveys was extracted using the team's
cutout server, into small (3 degree) raw cutouts over the region covered
by the GLEAM survey. These cutouts have somewhat variable size and resolution. The
default scale (i.e., pixel size) used for SkyView images is given in the table
SkyView resamples the cutouts retreived from the GLEAM web site into the image
geometry requested by the user. Only four wide-band datasets are included here.
The table below gives the frequency range, central frequency and a typical pixel
scale for each of these bands.
| GLEAM Bands In SkyView |
||Pixel scale (")
| 1 || 72 ||103 || 88 || 56 |
| 2 ||103 ||134 ||118 || 44 |
| 3 ||138 ||170 ||155 || 34 |
| 4 ||170 ||231 ||200 || 28 |
These data and 20 narrower bands are available through the team web site.
To minimize resampling artifacts, this survey defaults to the Lanczos third order resampler.