Fig. 8.31 Schematic diagram showing the arrangement of the LOFAR array of antennae (image credit: courtesy ASTRON)

Table 8.9 Performance of the nominal configuration of LOFAR as a function of the observational frequency (Source: project website)

Frequency Point-source sensitivity (MHz)

Effective collective surface

Core Complete


Complete array

Angular resolution (size of the PSF)

Core Complete array

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