Submilliarcsecond imaging of AGN with the Very Long Baseline Array at 2 centimeter wavelength

From 1994 to 2002 we used the NRAO's Very Long Baseline Array for an imaging survey of 176 compact extragalactic radio sources associated with Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) at 15 GHz. The primary scientific goals were: The observations were performed in a "snapshot" observing mode (1 scan per hour of 4-5 minute duration, over a 8 hour period). We achieved a dynamic range of typically exceeding 1000:1, with a typical noise limit (rms) of 0.35 milli-Jansky.

MOJAVE (Monitoring of Jets in Active Galaxies with VLBA Experiments) is the continuation of the 2cm Survey Effort, with a redefinition of the survey sample. As a service to the scientific community, we are making the images from both surveys available for download on the MOJAVE website.

People Involved (in alphabetical order)

M.H. Cohen (California Institute of Technology)
D.C. Homan (Denison University)
M. Kadler (NASA GSFC)
K.I. Kellermann (National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
Y.Y. Kovalev (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie)
M.L. Lister (Purdue University)
E. Ros (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie)
R.C. Vermeulen (Netherlands Foundation for Research in Astronomy)
J.A. Zensus (Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie)