Do you like the idea of finding galaxies?
Do you like the idea of inserting artificial galaxies into the Universe?
This project will do just that, using some of the first data taken with the $200 million ASKAP radio telescope currently being commissioned in Western Australia. With individual image cubes approaching 1 TB in size, galaxy finding is no minor task, with new software methods being developed to help out with this exciting challenge.
The aim of this project will be to test this new software on real and simulated ASKAP images, with the aim of both finding new galaxies, as well as characterising how well the new galaxy finders perform by looking at the recovery rates of artificial galaxies inserted into the data.