NGC6821 Scan 136

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Observing log information

  Object:           NGC6821
  On scan num:      136 138 140 142 144 146
  Off scan num:     137 139 141 143 145 147
  R.A.:             19.740031 hrs
  Dec.:             -6.833798 deg
  On azimuth:       131.568975 deg
  On zenith dist.:  58.411344 deg
  Off azimuth:      131.529374 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 58.435780 deg
  MJD:              52353
  UTC:              0.437708
  Center freq.:     1413.338708 MHz
  Doppler:          0.00008613
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 39 40 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:      0.168 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 1436.7 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 1609.9 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 1523.3 km/s
   Line width (20%):   173.2 km/s
  Profile integral:   21.08 Jy * km/s
                 A:   19.55
                 B:   20.93
         Ratio B/A:   1.071
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  1395.9 - 1645.7 km/s

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