NGC2388 Scan 91

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Observing log information

  Object:           NGC2388
  On scan num:      91 93 95 97 99 101
  Off scan num:     92 94 96 98 100 102
  R.A.:             7.481532 hrs
  Dec.:             33.818062 deg
  On azimuth:       265.294452 deg
  On zenith dist.:  21.149621 deg
  Off azimuth:      265.257215 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 21.113593 deg
  MJD:              52351
  UTC:              0.115833
  Center freq.:     1400.958191 MHz
  Doppler:          -0.00009086
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 35 42 dB
  Bandwidth:        10.0 MHz
  Num. channels:    1024
  Eff. integration: 1800 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 3 channels by interpolation between the nearest valid channels

Figure 2. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.064 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 3766.6 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 4274.0 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 4020.3 km/s
   Line width (20%):   507.3 km/s
  Profile integral:   24.94 Jy * km/s
                 A:   23.18
                 B:   25.00
         Ratio B/A:   1.078
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  3728.1 - 4337.9 km/s

Comments

very strange profile, choice of peak flux quite arbitrary