ATCA Observing Information
Recent News - Also see the Current Issues page
9 May 2016
- The Users Guide has been updated to describe the new 1934-638 flux density scale above 11 GHz.
26 April 2016
- This page has been restyled and updated! We've tried to make it easier to find the information that you need to use the ATCA.
- Also, we've changed the Users Guide based on ATUC feedback to be easier for new users to navigate through.
- See what the sky looks like with the All-Sky camera.
- Check weather conditions with the ATCA weather station.
- Use the weather radar to see oncoming storm fronts.
- Look out for storms with the lightning tracker.
- Check the weather forecasts and other imagery with our weather links page.
- See what an artificial neural network thinks the atmospheric seeing will be like.
- The status of the telescope and observatory can be monitored with MoniCA.
Preparing a schedule
- Use the CABB Scheduler to prepare your schedule and save it to the online observing machines.
- If you can't use that, use the offline CABB Scheduler, which can only save schedules to your local machine.
- Use the mosaic uploader page to upload any mosaics you have to the online observing machines.
- Read the Users Guide appendix about the scheduler.
- Get some more information on the scheduler.
- Use the velocity to frequency calculator, and get a list of spectral line rest frequencies.
- Check the observability of your targets with the Interactive Observability Chart Plotter and COORD.
Getting your data
- ATOA: Australia Telescope Online Archive.
- The ATCA Users Guide should be the first guide you check for answers. It is available as a single HTML page, multiple HTML pages, and a PDF. Last updated on 9 May 2016
- Read about the CABB correlator.
- Read about the Water Vapor Radiometers available on all antennas.
- Read about the design and construction of the ATCA in the JEEEA Special Issue ("green book").
Original: Nuria McKay (15-May-1995)
Modified: Jamie Stevens (26-Apr-2016)