Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-cm
-- is a project
designed to produce the radio equivalent of the Palomar Observatory Sky
Survey over 10,000 square degrees of the North and South Galactic Caps.
NRAO Very Large
Array (VLA) and an automated mapping pipeline, we produce
with 1.8" pixels, a typical rms of
0.15 mJy, and a resolution of 5". At the 1 mJy source detection
threshold, there are ~90 sources per square degree, ~35% of which have
resolved structure on scales from 2-30". 30% of the sources have counterparts
in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
The VLA FIRST Survey
Faint Images of the Radio Sky at Twenty-Centimeters