Robert H. Becker
Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Richard L. White
Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218
David J. Helfand
Astronomy Department, Columbia University, 538 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027
It is our intention to release to the community compressed, machine-readable copies of all the images as well as an annotated catalog of sources. The challenge will be to accomplish this with a minimum of resources. We hope to automate maximally the data analysis pipeline to achieve this end. This paper describes the history of the project, its current status, and our data analysis methods, followed by a brief resumé of FIRST's expected scientific impact.
Data Analysis Software and Systems III, ASP Conference Series, v.
61, eds. D. R. Crabtree, R. J. Hanisch, & J. Barnes, p. 165 (1994)
© 1997 Astronomical Society of the Pacific
Keywords: radio sources, surveys, catalogs, active galaxies, starburst galaxies