The MWA GLEAM 4-Jy (G4Jy) Sample

2 Oct 2018  ·  Sarah V. White, Thomas M. O. Franzen, O. Ivy Wong, Anna D. Kapinska, Chris Riseley, Paul Hancock, Joseph Callingham, Richard Hunstead, Natasha Hurley-Walker, Chen Wu, Nick Seymour, Jesse Swan, Randall Wayth, John S. Morgan, Rajan Chhetri, Carole Jackson, Stuart Weston, Tom Mauch ·

Powerful radio-galaxies feature heavily in our understanding of galaxy evolution. However, when it comes to studying their properties as a function of redshift and/or environment, the most-detailed studies tend to be limited by small-number statistics. During Focus Meeting 3, on "Radio Galaxies: Resolving the AGN phenomenon", SVW presented a new sample of nearly 2,000 of the brightest radio-sources in the southern sky (Dec. $<$ 30 deg). These were observed at low radio-frequencies as part of the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA (GLEAM) Survey, which is a continuum survey conducted using the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA). This instrument is the precursor telescope for the low-frequency component of the Square Kilometre Array, and allows us to select radio galaxies in an orientation-independent way (i.e. minimising the bias caused by Doppler boosting, inherent in high-frequency surveys). Being brighter than 4 Jy at 151 MHz, we refer to these objects as the GLEAM 4-Jy (G4Jy) Sample. The G4Jy catalogue is close to being finalised, with SVW describing how multi-wavelength data have been used to determine the morphology of the radio emission, and identify the host galaxy. In addition, the MWA's excellent spectral-coverage and sensitivity to extended/diffuse emission were highlighted. Both of these aspects are important for understanding the physical mechanisms that take place within active galaxies, and how they interact with their environment.

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