501-043 Scan 2243


Observing log information

  Object:           501-043
  On scan num:      2243 2245 2247 2249 2251 2253
  Off scan num:     2244 2246 2248 2250 2252 2254
  R.A.:             0.923089 hrs
  Dec.:             30.489207 deg
  On azimuth:       249.765192 deg
  On zenith dist.:  17.967579 deg
  Off azimuth:      249.733664 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 17.951840 deg
  MJD:              52254
  UTC:              0.091435
  Center freq.:     1396.315727 MHz
  Doppler:          -0.00007608
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 34 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. Narrow band interference was removed from 4 channels by interpolation between the nearest valid channels

Figure 3. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.005 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 5053.1 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 5264.2 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 5158.6 km/s
   Line width (20%):   211.1 km/s
  Profile integral:    0.69 Jy * km/s
                 A:    0.13
                 B:    0.66
         Ratio B/A:   4.967
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  5023.6 - 5296.6 km/s


very low SNR, locations of profile edges are only guesses