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MEERKAT ARRAY RELEASES (INFORMATION JANUARY 2016)

Array release 1 (16 antennas: red dots):

  • Science ready 30 June 2016
  • L-band only
  • Nominal 0.5 s integration time
  • 4k and 32k channel wideband imaging

Array release 2 (32 antennas: blue asterisks):

  • Science ready 31 March 2017
  • Pulsar monitoring capable
  • Initial archive deployment

Array release 3 (64 antennas: black dots):

  • Science ready late 2017

Later releases (4, 5 and 6) include sub-array functionality for commensal observing, sub-band and narrowband imaging, etc.

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