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SkyMapper Protected Science Project

Optical counterparts of radio source population in ASKAP pilot surveys

Christian Wolf (RSAA), Julie Banfield (CSIRO), Brian Schmidt (RSAA), Bäbel Koribalski (CSIRO), Ray Norris (CSIRO) and the ATLAS team

We investigate the optical counterpart identification of radio sources discovered in the existing pilot surveys to the forthcoming ASKAP surveys EMU, POSSUM and WALLABY, including a radio-optical classification and photo-z estimation. We want to characterise the optical properties of the radio source populations and the properties of the SkyMapper-based identification to provide a reference for the ASKAP surveys. Dr Banfield is deeply involved in the radio survey ATLAS and the ASKAP activities.