The Low-Frequency Radio Counterpart of the XMM Large-Scale Structure Survey
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC REMOTE SENSING DIV
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The XMM Large-Scale Structure Survey XMM-LSS is a major project to map the large-scale structure of the universe out to cosmological distances. An 8 deg. x 8 deg. region will be surveyed by XMM with planned optical follow-up to produce a three-dimensional map of many hundreds of clusters out to a redshift of z - 1. To explore the relation of the large-scale structure to the location and properties of extragalactic radio sources, the XMM-LSS project also includes a low-frequency radio survey of this region. This combination will provide unprecedented insight into how the radio source formation and evolution are affected by the local environment. Here we present preliminary results from our 325 and 74 MHz surveys in this region. We describe these results and explore what they tell us about the population of extragalactic low-frequency radio sources. The 74 MHz survey represents the first presentation of a deep, subarcminute resolution survey at such a low frequency. This was made possible by recent advances in both hardware and data reduction algorithms, which we describe in detail.