K. Bannister (CSIRO), J. Marvil (CSIRO), I. Heywood (CSIRO), R. Wark
(CSIRO), M. Bell (CSIRO), T. Murphy (University of Sydney), D. Kaplan
(UWM), S. Chatterjee (Cornell) on behalf of the ASKAP/VAST team.
We observed the Southern probability maximum with BETA - the ASKAP
engineering test array. The observations comprise 18 pointings covering
a strip approximately 40 degrees long and 5 degrees high, centered on
07h27m51s -70d15m39s (J2000) and following the ridge of the probability
We observed at center frequency of 863.5 MHz with a a bandwidth of 300
MHz. Observing began at 2015-09-26 13:15:00 UT and continued for 19.5 hrs.
Our images have an average RMS of 1 mJy/beam. We cross matched all
sources from our images with the SUMSS and MGPS2 catalogs, which are
complete above 14 mJy. We found 3 sources not in the catalog, but visual
inspection of the SUMSS  and MPGS2  images indicates the presence
of a source in all cases. Thus, we detect no transients above 14 mJy
with respect to those surveys.
We continue to process another earlier observation of the same field.
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