Deep Fields

Radio observations of famous Deep Fields
We have observed and studied using the WSRT some famous fields: Bootes, Spitzer First Look field and Lockman Hole.

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The reduced data available so far can be found in
WoW – Westerbork on the Web

See the recent paper on the Lockman Hole with LOFAR: The Lockman Hole project: LOFAR observations and spectral index properties of low-frequency radio sources, 2016 MNRAS, Mahony, E. K.; Morganti, R.; Prandoni, I.; et al.
For more information see:

A deep WSRT 1.4 GHz radio survey of the Spitzer Space Telescope FLSv region, Morganti, R.; Garrett, M. A.; Chapman, S.; Baan, W.; Helou, G.; Soifer, T. , 2004 A&A 424, 37
Deep Westerbork 1.4 GHz Imaging of the Bootes Field, de Vries, W. H.; Morganti, R.; Röttgering, H. J. A.; Vermeulen, R.; van Breugel, W.; Rengelink, R.; Jarvis, M. J., 2002AJ….123.1784
Deep VLBI Imaging of Faint Radio Sources in the NOAO Bootes Field, Garrett, M. A.; Wrobel, J. M.; Morganti, R., 2005 ApJ 619, 105

One of my main interest is the study the spectral properties of the AGN at sub-mJy radio flux, in order to disentangle different accretion regimes (see paper The AGN component in deep radio fields: Results from the First Look Survey – Prandoni, Morganti & Mignano)

LOFAR projects
I am part of the LOFAR Survey Core Team. My main interest is evolution of radio galaxies and cyclical activity. In particular I study the very early phase – very young radio sources (CSS/GPS) – and old relics.
The Lockman Hole field is one of the main targets for the project on Blank Fields, some preliminary results can be fond in: WSRT and LOFAR observations of the Lockman Hole Guglielmino, G.; Prandoni, I.; Morganti, R.; Heald, G.Proceedings of the meeting “Resolving The Sky – Radio Interferometry: Past, Present and Future”