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lbaops:lbasep2009:v255g

v255g

Description Proper motion and Parallax of Methanol Masers: A search for infalling ga
Antennas At-Cd-Ho-Mp-Pa
Start 248 02:00:00
Stop 248 15:47:00
PI S.P. Ellingsen

Setup v255g.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)

Setup v255g.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)

Mode changes:
248 02:00:00 v255g.5cm
248 02:10:00 v255g.5cm-icrf
248 03:20:00 v255g.5cm
248 08:29:00 v255g.5cm-icrf
248 09:17:00 v255g.5cm
248 14:34:00 v255g.5cm-icrf

Observing comments for each antenna:

Background:

The method and frequencies for this experiment are identical to those for v255f earlier in this session. The frequency setup for this session is identical to February, the only difference is that the setup for the ICRF observations is to be 2 IFs with different polarizations, rather than 2 IFs with a single polarization as previously (this avoids recabling at Hobart/Ceduna and significantly simplifies the setup changes). Unlike for previous epochs we will change the setup for the ICRF observations in the middle of the run, as well as for the beginning and end. The times for the setup changes are given above.

The purpose of these observations is to obtain the third epoch for proper motion/parallax observations of the methanol maser sources NGC6334F and NGC6334I(N). Previous epochs were v255c (Nov08) and v255d (Feb09). 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 (NGC6334F should show a strong peak at a sky frequency of around 6668.28 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.

Observing comments for each antenna:

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 previous epochs 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 :

NOTE: the setup for the dual frequency (ICRF sessions) differs from previous epochs, we now record dual polarization for both the ICRF and maser setup.

Setup DAS1 for 6316 MHz and DAS2 for 6658 MHz for the entire run. For then single freq setup, select channels 5-8 in cdisko. For the dual freq (ICRF) setup, select channels 1,2,7,8. You will need to stop and start cdisko to make these changes at the designated times.

Ftp: ftp://ftp.atnf.csiro.au/pub/people/vlbi/v255/v255g


Comments:

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

Observing comments for each antenna:

Observing Logs

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