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Basic Information on uvedit


Task: uvedit
Purpose: Editing of the baseline of a UV data set.
Categories: calibration, uv-data

      program uvedit
      implicit none
 
      UVEDIT is a MIRIAD task which allows baseline editing of a UV
      data set.  As a result of the editing, certain header variables
      of the data set are changed.  The headers `corr' and `wcorr'
      are always changed since they are the data themselves.  The
      headers `coord(2)' are the baseline coordinates and, as a
      result, are also always changed (except with the option nouv).
      The UV variable headers `lst', `ut', and `time' are updated
      whenever a time offset is entered.  The headers `ra', `dec',
      `obsra', and `obsdec' are changed whenever a positional
      correction is entered with the ra or dec input.  Finally,
      antenna coordinate corrections will cause the header `antpos'
      to be corrected.
 
      NOTE: There can be NO select keyword for this routine!  If
      one includes the select option, then data that is not selected
      will not be copied!
 

Key: vis
      The name of the input UV data set.  At least one file name must
      be supplied.  Up to 50 visibility files are currently allowed.
 

Key: source
      The name of the source to apply corrections to if more than
      one source is present in a UV data set.  All UV data that does
      not correspond to the input source name is copied without being
      edited.  If this keyword is not set (the default), then all
      sources are edited.  Only one source name may be input.
      Note: it probably doesn't make sense to use this keyword with
      any other options except the ra and dec keywords.  If any other
      editing (except ra/dec) is requested along with this keyword,
      a warning message will be issued but the editing will proceed.
 

Key: apfile
      The name of a file that contains the absolute antenna positions
      entered in increasing antenna order.  Only one antenna position
      file is permitted.  The first line of the file is ALWAYS skipped
      and the remaining lines MUST contain three entries corresponding
      to the X, Y, and Z equatorial coordinates, respectively, in units
      of nanoseconds.  The function of this keyword is identical to the
      ``antpos'' keyword except that there is no way to specify a
      subset of antennae; every antenna up to and including the largest
      antenna number must be present in the file.
      NOTE: You may only specify at most one of the ``apfile'',
            ``antpos'', or ``dantpos'' keywords.
 

Key: antpos
      Inputs are the absolute equatorial coordinates entered in the
      following order (NO checking is done for consistency):
           antpos = A1,X1,Y1,Z1,A2,X2,Y2,Z2,A3,X3,Y3,Z3,....
      The input values are the antenna number and the three equatorial
      coordinates (entered in units of nanoseconds).  Note that A1 does
      not necesarily have to correspond to Antenna 1; it is used to
      represent the variable containing the antenna number.  Antenna
      (and the corresponding coordinates) not included in the input
      listing do not have their coordinates changed.
      NOTE: An antenna position value of zero is not possible.  If
      an antenna value is set to zero, the current value from the
      data is used.  To force an antenna position value to be zero,
      use the keyword ``dantpos''.
      NOTE: You may only specify at most one of the ``apfile'',
            ``antpos'', or ``dantpos'' keywords.
 

Key: dantpos
      Inputs are the equatorial coordinate offsets entered in the
      following order (NO checking is done for consistency):
           dantpos = A1,X1,Y1,Z1,A2,X2,Y2,Z2,A3,X3,Y3,Z3,....
      The input values are the antenna number and the three equatorial
      coordinate offsets (entered in units of nanoseconds).  These input
      values are added to the absolute coordinates read from the data.
      Note that A1 does not necesarily have to correspond to Antenna 1;
      it is used to represent the variable containing the antenna
      number.  Antenna present in the data but not included in the
      input value list are treated as having a zero coordinate offset.
      NOTE: You may only specify at most one of the ``apfile'',
            ``antpos'', or ``dantpos'' keywords.
      NOTE: The dantpos keyword is the usually used when correcting antenna
      position errors in a VLA observation. The  coordinate system used by
      Miriad and the VLA are the same, and the baseline changes provided
      by the VLAIS system need only be changed from units of meters to nanosec
      when using uvedit (1 nanosec = 0.2997 meters).

Key: ra
      Input is either an absolute or delta right ascension of the
      phase tracking center.  If one value is present, it is considered
      as a offset position and is to be entered as time seconds.
      Otherwise, three values are expected and are to be entered in
      the following order:
           ra = HH,MM,SS.S
      The right ascension (offset) is relative to the epoch coordinates.
      The default value is 0 seconds offset (no change).
 

Key: dec
      Input is either an absolute or delta declination of the phase
      tracking center.  If only one value is present, it is considered
      as a offset position and is to be entered in arcseconds.
      Otherwise, three values are expected and are to be entered in
      the following order:
           dec = DD,MM,SS.S
      The declination (offset) is relative to the epoch coordinates.
      The default value is 0 arcseconds offset (no change).  If the
      absolute declination is negative but the DD value is 0, then make
      the MM value negative.  If MM is also 0, then make SS.S negative.
 

Key: time
      Input is a time offset (in seconds) to be added to the clock time.
      The default value is 0 seconds offset (no change).
 

Key: delay
      Inputs are the delay error corrections for each antenna.
      The inputs are the delay values for each antenna entered in the
      following order (in units of nanoseconds):
           delay = D1,D2,D3,....
      If no value for delay is specified, the array of antenna values
      are set to 0 nanoseconds offset.  Also, a resulting difference
      (D[i]-D[j]) of less than 0.05 nanoseconds is ignored (no change).
      If a difference exists, the digital wide band data will be
      reconstructed.  All previously flagged narrow band data will
      be ignored in the reconstruction.  Also, the two (2) end
      channels of each window will be ignored in the reconstruction.
 

Key: out
      The name of the output visibility file.  This parameter is
      ignored when more than one visibility file is given.  If no value
      for ``out'' is given or more than one visibility file is input,
      then the output file name(s) will be the same as the input file
      name(s) but with an "_c" appended to the file name
      (ie. "Vis = saturn,jupiter" will result in output files "saturn_c"
      and "jupiter_c").
 

Key: options
      Task enrichment options.  Minimum match is active.
        nouv     Do not recompute the u and v variables (coord(1) and
                 coord(2), respectively).  This option should, in
                 principle, only be used with the delay correction;
                 all other corrections should recompute u and v.
        dra
                 Multiply the dra values by a cos(obsdec) correction.
                 This is used to correct the dra value in the uv
                 dataset for MINT data taken at Hat Creek before
                 11dec93.  Before that date, the 1/cos(obsdec)
                 correction was not applied to the dra in the grid
                 file, so that the pointing was incorrect (instead
                 of dra arcseconds offsets, the offsets were
                 dra*cos(obsdec) arcseconds).
                 NOTE:  The obsdec used is the "old" obsdec.  If there
                 is a correction in declination, this is NOT applied
                 in computing the cos(obsdec).
 

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