TELESCOPE CONFIGURATIONS

Phase II

MWA Phase II, described in detail here, is the upgraded array deployed in 2016-2017. It consists of 128 new tiles divided into two new subsets:

  • Phase IIA, Compact Array: 72 tiles in two compact hexagons near the core for improved EoR capabilities. The surveyed coordinates of the compact array is here.
  • Phase IIB, Extended Array: 56 tiles on long baselines up to 5 km, for improved survey and imaging capabilities. You can find the surveyed coordinates of the tiles in the extended array here.

Note that only 128 tiles will be available for correlation at any time during MWA Phase II.

Image: Google Earth view of the core with the compact array hexagon tiles.

Image: Google Earth view of the extended array long baseline tiles.