The most sensitive X-ray survey available is a deep exposure made by the Einstein Observatory of a 40 arcmin field in the southern constellation of Pavo. This survey revealed 33 X-ray sources, most of which were optically identified with quasars. Here, we report radio observations of the Pavo region at 843 MHz made with the Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope. Eight overlapping fields were combined to produce the most sensitive radio map of the region to date, revealing 33 radio sources above a flux density of 2.4 mJy. Only one of these radio sources corresponded to an X-ray object: a quasar at z = 1.13. We also used the Parkes-Tidbinbilla Interferometer, at 2.29 GHz and 8.41 GHz, to observe some of the stronger radio sources.
From these multi-wavelength observations of the Pavo field it is apparent that, to the sensitivity of the surveys involved, (i) there is little correlation between X-ray and radio detections, and (ii) most of the X-ray sources have optical counterparts while few of the radio ones do, and (iii) there is some confirmation that X-ray emission is higher for objects with flat radio spectra (i.e., a dominant core) than for steep spectrum sources.