Observations & Scheduling

May 13th, 2024

How does ASKAP work?

ASKAP operates largely autonomously and was designed to produce science-ready data products. Scheduling, calibration, data processing and archiving are all managed by the observatory, with data products being released for use by anyone after quality control. A comprehensive technical description of the telescope and its data can be found in the following publication:

Australian square kilometre array pathfinder: I. system description

Hotan et. al., Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, Volume 38, article id. e009


We also provide a guide for astronomers that focuses more on the characteristics of ASKAP’s data: