Notes for October 2010

Observer Intent

For pipeline processing, information about the goals of the proposal and the observer intent is important to successfully process the data. Below is a proposed checklist of observing types that can be selected by the observer and used as input by pipeline software. For each telescope the observing types are divided into broad categories (spectroscopy, continuum, etc.) and then sub-categories. Since a proposal may consist of several different goals the observer may select more than one category (e.g., perform a continuum snap shot survey and then based on the results follow up with spectroscopy observations).

EVLA

  1. Spectroscopy
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
    • phased array
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
    • plus continuum
  2. Continuum
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • phased array
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
  3. Solar
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
    • phased array
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
  4. Pulsar
    • search
    • timing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • phased array
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
    • spectroscopy

GBT

  1. Spectroscopy
    • single pointing(s)
    • on-the-fly mapping
    • mosaicing
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
    • plus continuum
  2. Continuum
    • single pointing(s)
    • on-the-fly mapping
    • mosaicing
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
  3. Solar
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
  4. Pulsar
    • search
    • timing
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • low frequency (< 1 GHz)
    • high time resolution (< 1 sec)
    • spectroscopy
  5. Radar
    • bistatic

VLBA

  1. Spectroscopy
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
    • plus continuum
    • phase referencing
  2. Continuum
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • phase referencing
  3. Solar
    • single pointing(s)
    • mosaicing
    • polarimetry
    • imaging
    • monitoring
    • emission lines
    • absorption lines
  4. Pulsar
    • search
    • timing
    • astrometry
    • polarimetry
    • monitoring
    • spectroscopy

-- DanaBalser - 2010-07-15
Topic revision: r1 - 2010-07-15, DanaBalser
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