The survey

The MIGHTEE Fields

The four MIGHTEE survey fields are:

  • COSMOS

  • XMM-LSS

  • E-CDFS

  • ELAIS-S1

The MIGHTEE survey is being carried at L-band (900 MHz - 1.6 GHz) with the MeerKAT radio telescope. The survey simultaneously provides continuum, spectral line and polarisation information, and reaches a continuum sensitivity of ~1 uJy/beam.

Full details can be found in the MIGHTEE survey description paper (Jarvis et al., 2016), the continuum early science data release paper (Heywood et al., 2022) and the HI survey description paper (Maddox et al., 2021).

Information about how to access the data can be found here.

The MeerKAT telescope. Credit: South African Radio Astronomy Observatory.

MeerKAT Telescope

The South African MeerKAT radio telescope is an array of 64 dishes located in the Karoo desert in the Northern Cape of South Africa. Inaugurated in 2018, MeerKAT is a pre-cursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope.

MeerKAT is operated by the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, more details about the telescope can be found here.