N3154 Scan 551

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Observing log information

  Object:           N3154
  On scan num:      551 553 555
  Off scan num:     552 554 556
  R.A.:             10.217658 hrs
  Dec.:             17.030025 deg
  On azimuth:       114.289360 deg
  On zenith dist.:  37.757570 deg
  Off azimuth:      114.270982 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 37.770282 deg
  MJD:              52261
  UTC:              0.304815
  Center freq.:     1389.969825 MHz
  Doppler:          0.00008970
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 34 40 dB
  Bandwidth:        10.0 MHz
  Num. channels:    1024
  Eff. integration: 900 seconds

Raw spectrum

This spectrum is the integration of all data for the scan with spectra from both polarizations added together. The spectral intensities are Ssys * (on - off) / off, where Ssys is the system temperature in Jy. The system noise flux density equivalent is calibrated for each scan with a calibration noise source firing during each scan. The cal value, in Jy, is calibrated by comparison with a number of continuum sources as described in the summary web page

Figure 1. Unedited spectrum

Measured spectrum

This is the section of spectrum measured to obtain the parameters listed below. The three horizontal dotted lines are the baseline, the peak level selected, and 20% of the peak level. The two vertical dotted lines mark the selected 20% line width edges. The solid horizontal line marks the velocity range chosen for the the line profile flux density integral. This spectrum has a second-order least squares fit baseline removed using most of the baseline shown in Figure 1. Narrow band interference was removed from 9 channels by interpolation between the nearest valid channels

Figure 2. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.017 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 6443.1 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 6851.7 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 6647.4 km/s
   Line width (20%):   408.6 km/s
  Profile integral:    4.95 Jy * km/s
                 A:    3.58
                 B:    4.18
         Ratio B/A:   1.169
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  6417.2 - 6877.9 km/s

Comments

very low SNR