N5157 Scan 10

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Observing log information

  Object:           N5157
  On scan num:      10 12 14 16 18 20 125 127 129 131 133 135
  Off scan num:     11 13 15 17 19 21 126 128 130 132 134 136
  R.A.:             13.454701 hrs
  Dec.:             32.030383 deg
  On azimuth:       290.827678 deg
  On azimuth:       98.377079 deg
  On zenith dist.:  62.947022 deg
  On zenith dist.:  22.447733 deg
  Off azimuth:      290.803593 deg
  Off azimuth:      98.339366 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 62.910250 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 22.479917 deg
  MJD:              52745
  MJD:              52264
  UTC:              0.433843
  UTC:              0.456725
  Center freq.:     1386.824663 MHz
  Doppler:          -0.00002702
  Doppler:          0.00007989
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 27 38 dB
  Bandwidth:        10.0 MHz
  Num. channels:    1024
  Eff. integration: 3180 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

Edited spectrum

This spectrum is the same as Figure 1 but with 13 60-second sub-integrations manually deleted because of interference or a bad baseline.

Figure 2. Edited 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 2. Narrow band interference was removed from 6 channels by interpolation between the nearest valid channels

Figure 3. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.009 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 7041.8 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 7583.8 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 7312.8 km/s
   Line width (20%):   542.0 km/s
  Profile integral:    3.04 Jy * km/s
                 A:    2.19
                 B:    3.30
         Ratio B/A:   1.509
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  7017.9 - 7606.2 km/s

Comments

Average of two observing sessions at 10 MHz bandwidth: scans 10 - 21 and 125 - 135, using FFT spectrometer.