EAS Publications Series
Volume 15, 2005Radio Astronomy from Karl Jansky to Microjansky – JENAM'03
|Page(s)||73 - 91|
|Published online||26 January 2006|
L.I. Gurvits, S. Frey and S. Rawlings (eds)
EAS Publications Series, 15 (2005) 73-91
Deep field surveys – A radio view
Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe,
Postbus 2, 7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
I present an simple, introductory review text, focusing on recent deep field studies using radio telescopes, including high-resolution, wide-field VLBI observations. The nature of the faint radio source population is discussed, taking into account complimentary data and results that are now available via the sub-mm, IR, optical and X-ray wave-bands. New developments regarding the increased sensitivity of VLBI and an expansion in the instruments field-of-view are also presented. VLBI may be an important tool in recognising distant, obscured AGN from the “contaminant” star forming galaxies that now dominate lower-resolution, sub-arcsecond and arcsecond radio observations.
© EAS, EDP Sciences, 2005
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