VX014B is the second polarisation test. See VX014A for the details and the results from the first.
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ACTION 5a: Results of tests in Feb 09 (Richard/Tasso).
VT11: I tested whether any noticeable difference could be found between continuous CLCAL and CLCAL on a 1 minute average looking at a (single) strong source. Nothing detectable.
VX014B: I tested continuous CLCAL with a 1 minute average looking at multiple strong sources. Solutions are averaged over 1 minute, whether there was a source change or not. This can be bad if there are large slews between C coded sources (as here). See plot of 1934-638. Early solutions are bad, and the correction is not helpful. One can see the timescale of the corrections in this plot as well. On the plus side this behaviour is good for phase referencing as it allows corrections which span the scans.
V255D/E: No continous CLCAL run.
V255D: See plot which shows the phases of the phase reference sources. A fair bit of wander is there, but it is not disastrous.
V255E: See plot of 1755-22 and plot of 1808-21. The former shows the calibrator I had included for correcting the phases. I believe Tasso did phase up on this occasionally? It shows a pretty stable solution. Compare it to the latter, one of the phase references.
CLCAL continously, if the sources are suitable. If they are not one can get as good result with one nearby source visited hourly. Distance sources would not be good.
Solution rates as a function of Hour Angle. This would have helped to diagnose the problem, if it had been correlated in a reasonable time.
Solution rates as a function of Hour Angle. Apparently not showing the problem in the plot above. This should be the same data, but processed in AIPS on CUPPA. Any suggestions, Richard?
Results from LPCAL
Plot showing the solutions for IF2. Different colours for the 6 calibrators Note that IF2 is not nearly as nice as IF1.
Polarisation map of one of the sources Others in the same place.