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Paper: GALFACTS: The G-ALFA Continuum Transit Survey
Volume: 438, The Dynamic Interstellar Medium: A Celebration of the Canadian Galactic Plane Survey
Page: 402
Authors: Taylor, A. R.; Salter, C. J.
Abstract: The GALFACTS project is using the L-band seven feed array receiver system on the Arecibo telescope to carry out an imaging spectro-polarimetric survey of the 30% of the sky visible from Arecibo. GALFACTS observations will create full-Stokes image cubes at an angular resolution of 3.5′, with several thousand spectral channels covering 1225–1525 MHz, and band-averaged sensitivity of 90 μJy, allowing sensitive imaging of polarized radiation and Faraday Rotation Measure from both diffuse emission and against a high-density grid of extragalactic sources. GALFACTS will be a major observational advance in imaging of the polarized radiation from the Milky Way and will provide a rich new database for exploration of the magnetic field of the Galaxy and the properties of the magneto-ionic medium.
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