Contributed Talk - Splinter RadioSky

Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 16:36   (SFG 1030 / virtual RadioSky)

Imaging science with the MPIfR MeerKAT Galactic​ Plane Survey (MMGPS)

A. Damas-Segovia, S. Ann Mao, S.S. Sridhar, S. Ranchod, H-R. Klöckner, for the MMGPS Imaging Team​
Max Planck Institute für Radioastronomie

The MPIfR MeerKAT Galactic Plane Survey is a 3000-hour full polarization survey that covers 900 and 300 square degrees at L and S band, respectively. This is the first SKA pathfinder survey where both continuum/imaging and time-domain surveys are observed commensally. This survey will be the most sensitive polarization Galactic plane survey of the southern sky and it will produce broadband a Faraday rotation measure (RM) catalogue of up to ~2.5x104 extragalactic radio sources. The use of this RM grid and Faraday tomography of the diffuse radio emission will give us access to study the small and large scale magnetic fields of the Milky Way with a quality never seen before.