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v255h

Description Proper motion and Parallax of Methanol Masers: A search for infalling ga
Antennas At-Cd-Ho-Mp-Pa
Start 344 23:00:00
Stop 345 08:00:00
PI S.P. Ellingsen

Setup v255h.5cm-icrf:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp Pa
Channel 1 IFP#1-LO 6300 - 6316 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 IFP#1-HI 6316 - 6332 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 IFP#2-LO 6642 - 6658 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 IFP#2-HI 6658 - 6674 MHz USB LCP
DAS 1 Skyfreq 6316 & 6658 MHz
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode vsop.pro (telescope)

Setup v255h.5cm:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp Pa
Channel 1 IFP#1-LO 6642 - 6658 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 IFP#1-HI 6658 - 6674 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 IFP#2-LO 6642 - 6658 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 IFP#2-HI 6658 - 6674 MHz USB LCP
DAS 1 Skyfreq 6658 MHz
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode vsop.pro (telescope)

Mode changes:
344 23:00:00 v255h.5cm
344 23:07:00 v255h.5cm-icrf
344 23:59:59 v255h.5cm
345 03:15:00 v255h.5cm-icrf
345 04:00:00 v255h.5cm
345 07:20:00 v255h.5cm-icrf

Ftp: ftp://ftp.atnf.csiro.au/pub/people/vlbi/v255/v255h


Comments:

At Cd Ho Mp Pa: Single pol dual frequency setup required. Will need special DAS setup

At Cd Ho Mp Pa: Single pol dual frequency setup required. Will need special DAS setup

Background:

The basic method and frequencies for this experiment are the same as for the v255 experiments in Sep 09 (and earlier). The frequency setup for this session is identical to September. As for September the setup for the ICRF observations is to be 2 IFs with different polarizations, rather than 2 IFs with a single polarization which was used prior to September 09 (this avoids recabling at Hobart/Ceduna and significantly simplifies the setup changes). The times for the setup changes are given above.

The purpose of these observations is to obtain the fifth (and hopefully final) epoch for proper motion/parallax observations of the methanol maser sources G9.62+0.20 and G8.68-0.37. Previous epochs were v255a (Mar08), v255b (Aug08), v255e (Feb09) and v255f (Sep09). We will observe both masers and phase calibrators with dual polarization 2×16 MHz bandpasses, but the correlator output will be high spectral resolution around the masers (G9.62+0.20 should show a strong peak at a sky frequency of around 6668.6 MHz during these observations) and standard continuum for the phase reference source. The idea is to have a mode which expands the number of suitable phase reference sources available for spectral line sources.

During the ICRF runs we have sometimes had to exclude certain antennas (particularly Parkes) from observations of some sources in order to get a good spread of azimuths and elevations.

Hobart, Ceduna :

The 4 x 16 MHz bandpass setup requires feeding two separate LOs into IFP#1 and #2 on the DAS/frequency translator. Unlike the sessions prior to September 09, we wont need to recable during the run though. For Hobart the LOs should be set to 468 MHz (IFP#1) and 810 MHz (IFP#2) for the 4 x 16 MHz setup and 810 MHz for the 2 x 16 MHz setup. For Ceduna, if you set the agilent to 11.1 GHz rather than 11.4 GHz, then you can use the same LOs as at Hobart.

Parkes, ATCA, Mopra :

Setup as for a 2p-4IF experiment (dual DAS with huygens cable) with DAS1 tuned to the lower frequency and DAS2 to the upper frequency. To switch between single frequency and and dual frequency setup you need to stop the recorder and change channel selection in cdisko:

Mode Cdisko channel selection
Dual Freq (v255h-icrf.5cm) 1,2,7,8
Single Freq (v255h.5cm) 5-8

ATNF recording

Recorder Remote Host TCP Window Port
Mopra mpvsi2 local
ATCA cavsi1 cave-store-ext 64 9999
Parkes pkvsi1 local

Observing comments for each antenna:

Observing Logs

Weather

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