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v547a

Description 3D Kinematics in G339.884-1.259 at 10 to 1000 AU Scales
Antennas At-Cd-Ho-Mp-Pa-Hh
Start 301 21:00:00
Stop 302 10:00:00
PI V. Krishnan

Setup v547a.1cm:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp Pa
Channel 1 IFP#1-LO 22230 - 22246 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 IFP#1-HI 22246 - 22262 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 IFP#2-LO 22230 - 22246 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 IFP#2-HI 22246 - 22262 MHz USB LCP
DAS 1 Skyfreq 22246 MHz
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode vsop.pro (telescope)
Station Modes Hh
Channel 1 22230 - 22246 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 22230 - 22246 MHz USB LCP
Channel 3 22246 - 22262 MHz USB RCP
Channel 4 22246 - 22262 MHz USB LCP
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode Mark5

Setup v547a.1cm-icrf:

Station Modes At Cd Ho Mp Pa
Channel 1 IFP#1-LO 21888 - 21904 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 IFP#1-HI 21904 - 21920 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 IFP#2-LO 22230 - 22246 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 IFP#2-HI 22246 - 22262 MHz USB LCP
DAS 1 Skyfreq 21904 & 22246 MHz
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode vsop.pro (telescope)
Station Modes Hh
Channel 1 21888 - 21904 MHz USB RCP
Channel 2 21904 - 21920 MHz USB RCP
Channel 3 22230 - 22246 MHz USB LCP
Channel 4 22246 - 22262 MHz USB LCP
Bandwidth 16 MHz
DAS Mode Mark5

Mode changes:
301 21:00:00 v547a.1cm-icrf
301 22:30:00 v547a.1cm
301 23:59:59 v547a.1cm-icrf
302 00:45:00 v547a.1cm
302 02:45:00 v547a.1cm-icrf
302 03:30:00 v547a.1cm
302 05:30:00 v547a.1cm-icrf
302 06:15:00 v547a.1cm
302 09:30:00 v547a.1cm-icrf

Ftp: ftp://ftp.atnf.csiro.au/pub/people/vlbi/v547/v547a


Comments:

The aim of our project is to conduct astrometric observations of the 22 GHz water masers in G339.884-1.259 to sub-milliarcsecond accuracy. We will be phase referencing this source with respect to J1706-4600 to determine the absolute proper motions of the maser features to probe the 3D gas dynamics at scales of 10 to 1000 AU to understand the outflow structure of this source. The phase referencing observations will also be interspersed with geodetic bloc ICRF observations for tropospheric calibration as well as PKS1934-638 for D-term leakage for polaristion measurements.

Maser emission for G339.884-1.259 is at approximately 22,236.453 MHz.

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 4 x 16 MHz bandpass setup requires feeding two separate LOs into IFP#1 and #2 on the DAS/frequency translator. For both Hobart and Ceduna the LOs should be set to 818 MHz (IFP#1) and 476 MHz (IFP#2) for the 4 x 16 MHz setup and 476 MHz for the 2 x 16 MHz setup. For Hobart use 16.37 GHz as the Agilent frequency and for Ceduna use 17.47 GHz. For the 4×16 MHz setup 875.72 and 889.4 MHz should give coherence in IF#1 and IF#2 respectively, while for the 2×16 MHz use 889.4 MHz to check coherence (these tones apply for both Hobart and 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 v547a.1cm setup - it doesn't matter if the system temperature measurement doesn't work for the second IF during the ICRF observations as these are only to calibrate the delay. Please don't change the attenuation into the DAS when the setup changes as that may change the delay.

ATCA: Please phase-up antennas CA01 through CA05 for this experiment. During phase-referencing have scheduled regular 1m30s scans (frequency of ~15 mins) of 1646-50 to re-phase the array.

Parkes: Calibration observations will run between DOY 301, UT 21:00-22:00. After this observations are from DOY 302 UT 00:25 onwards.

DAS Profile Changes:

Single freq: av16_2_n.pro

Dual freq: av16_2_f.pro (for DAS1 only. DAS2 is unchanged)

DAS Attenuation: (pls verify with next mode change)

Single freq: C12 = 24/14 (second 2 are not used) & C40 = 8/ 2/ 6/ 4

Dual freq: C12 = 26/10 & C40 = 4/ 4/ 6/ 6

HartRAO: Participates in the fringe check betwee DOY 301, 21:00 - 22:00. Observations run between D.O.Y UT 07:14 - 09:10.

Observing comments for each antenna:

Observing Logs

Weather

Monica log information - EXPERIMENTAL:

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