NGC3885 Scan 98


Observing log information

  Object:           NGC3885
  On scan num:      98 100 102 104 106 108
  Off scan num:     99 101 103 105 107 109
  R.A.:             11.779587 hrs
  Dec.:             -27.922670 deg
  On azimuth:       167.895647 deg
  On zenith dist.:  67.306671 deg
  Off azimuth:      167.855942 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 67.313612 deg
  MJD:              52639
  UTC:              0.399016
  Center freq.:     1412.046722 MHz
  Doppler:          0.00009044
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 38 33 dB
  Bandwidth:        10.0 MHz
  Num. channels:    1024
  Eff. integration: 1740 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 2 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.

Figure 3. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.014 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 1761.9 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 2129.4 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 1945.7 km/s
   Line width (20%):   367.6 km/s
  Profile integral:    4.11 Jy * km/s
                 A:    3.85
                 B:    3.84
         Ratio B/A:   0.996
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  1741.4 - 2135.9 km/s