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v255v

Description Proper motion and Parallax of Methanol Masers: A search for infalling ga
Antennas At-Cd-Ho-Mp-Hh
Start 60 21:00:00
Stop 61 22:00:00
PI S.P. Ellingsen

Setup v255v.5cm:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp
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)
Station Modes Hh
Channel 1 6642 - 6658 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 6642 - 6658 MHz USB LCP
Channel 3 6658 - 6674 MHz USB RCP
Channel 4 6658 - 6674 MHz USB LCP
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode Mark5

Setup v255v.5cm-icrf:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp
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)
Station Modes Hh
Channel 1 6300 - 6316 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 6316 - 6332 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 6642 - 6658 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 6658 - 6674 MHz USB LCP
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode Mark5

Mode changes:
60 21:00:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
60 22:53:00 v255v.5cm
61 02:55:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 03:45:00 v255v.5cm
61 05:27:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 05:35:00 v255v.5cm
61 07:00:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 07:53:00 v255v.5cm
61 10:53:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 11:45:00 v255v.5cm
61 14:55:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 15:47:00 v255v.5cm
61 18:54:00 v255v.5cm-icrf
61 19:45:00 v255v.5cm

Ftp: ftp://ftp.atnf.csiro.au/pub/people/vlbi/v255/v255v


Comments:

At Cd Ho Mp: Dual frequency setup required. Will need special DAS setup

The purpose of these observations is to obtain the subsequent epoch for proper motion/parallax for G339.884-1.259, G339.681-1.208 and G339.682-1.207, as well as the first observations of: G287.371+0.644, G291.274-0.709 and G316.640-0.087, G316.811-0.057.

The maser emission is at approximately: 6668.54 (G287.37)
6669.21 (G291.27)
6669.39 (G316.64)
6669.96 (G316.81)
6670.08 (G339.884)
6669.83 (G339.68)

During the ICRF runs we have sometimes had to exclude certain antennas from observations of some sources in order to get a good spread of azimuths and elevations. Observing comments for each antenna:

Hobart, Ceduna :

The level into IF#1 will change significantly between the two setups. Set the level into the DAS so that it is within range for both setups. Setup the system temperature measurement so that it works for both IFs for the v255uv5cm setup. Please don't change the attenuation into the DAS when the setup changes as that may change the delay.

Mopra :

Note the use of the dual sideband vsop profile. Only the lower sideband should be selected for transfer.

Note the use of the dual sideband vsop profile. Only the lower sideband should be selected for transfer. The basic method and frequencies for this experiment are the same as for v255u in November 2013 (and earlier:Aug 13, Jun 13, Mar 13, Mar 12, Nov 11). As for the earlier experiments for the ICRF observations it is 2 IFs with different polarisations. The times for the setup (mode) changes are given above.

ATCA :

For the ATCA please phase-up antennas CA01 through CA05 for this experiment.

Setup as for a 2p-4IF experiment (dual DAS with huygens cable for entire experiment) with DAS1 tuned to the lower frequency and DAS2 to the upper frequency. Use the feature in cdisko version 4 to automate the changes of channel selection as per the following table. v255v.5cm Channels 5-8 v255v.5cm-icrf Channels 1,2,7,8

During phase-referencing observations, ATCA needs to be re-phased approximately every hour on the following sources: 1921-293
0537-441
J1101-6325
J1417-5950

The times have been identified with the AUTOPHASE_DETERMINE command in v255v.key.

HART:

Observation times for HART:

060\23:11 - 061\02:48
04:16 - 05:19
16:35 - 21:28 (with ~30 min breaks spread through)

Observing comments for each antenna:

Observing Logs

Weather

Monica log information - EXPERIMENTAL:

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