N3987 Scan 557


Observing log information

  Object:           N3987
  On scan num:      557 559 561
  Off scan num:     558 560 562
  R.A.:             11.955699 hrs
  Dec.:             25.195046 deg
  On azimuth:       90.142880 deg
  On zenith dist.:  46.466740 deg
  Off azimuth:      90.119428 deg
  Off zenith dist.: 46.496265 deg
  MJD:              52261
  UTC:              0.328287
  Center freq.:     1399.530562 MHz
  Doppler:          0.00009310
  Num. correlators: 2
  Spectrom. atten.: 34 40 dB
  Bandwidth:        10.0 MHz
  Num. channels:    1024
  Eff. integration: 900 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 11 channels by interpolation between the nearest valid channels

Figure 2. Measured spectrum

Measured parameters

  Peak intensity:      0.021 Jy
  Lower 20% velocity: 4225.8 km/s
  Upper 20% velocity: 4797.8 km/s
   Systemic velocity: 4511.8 km/s
   Line width (20%):   572.0 km/s
  Profile integral:    9.56 Jy * km/s
                 A:    8.83
                 B:   10.05
         Ratio B/A:   1.139
  Flux integral
     velocity range:  4221.7 - 4818.4 km/s


low SNR