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Index

C

CABB
bad channels, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
birdies, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
blocks, CABB Correlator
boards, CABB Correlator
delay units, CABB Correlator
digitisers, Online Calibration, CABB Correlator, Artefacts
installation, Bandwidths and correlator
reprogramming
1MHz no zooms, Changing to 1MHz, No Zooms
1MHz zooms, Changing to 1MHz Zooms
64MHz zooms, Changing to 64MHz Zooms
generic, Changing Correlator Configs
hybrid mode, Changing to Hybrid Config (1MHz Continuum and 64MHz Zoom Mode)
issues, CABB issues
zoom bands, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
caccc, CABB Correlator
cacor
commands, cacor Commands
calibration, Online Calibration
bandpass, How do I calibrate the bandpass response of the antennas?
delays, Calibrate the Array Delays
flux density, How do I calibrate the flux density of my observations?
flux density scale, How do I calibrate the flux density of my observations?
gain, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?, Setting Antenna Gains
noise diode, What do I need to do for polarisation calibration?
paddle, When is paddle calibration required?
phase, Calibrating Phases
polarisation, What do I need to do for polarisation calibration?
reference pointing, When is pointing calibration required?
required, What type of calibration do I need to do?
calibrator
bandpass, How do I calibrate the bandpass response of the antennas?
database, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?
delay, CABB Correlator, What sources can be used for delay calibration?
flux density, How do I calibrate the flux density of my observations?
gain, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?
phase, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?
pointing, Reference Pointing
polarisation, Polarimetry, What do I need to do for polarisation calibration?
reference pointing, When is pointing calibration required?
searching for, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?
caobs, What is meant by “schedule”?
command list, caobs Commands
starting, caobs reference, cacor reference
catalogue
MGPS, Confusion
SUMSS, Confusion
catie, Tied Array Mode
channels, Set CABB Channel Range for Calibration and Monitoring
checklist
pre-observation, Pre-observation Checklist
coherence function
spatial, Array configurations
Compact Array
Australia Telescope (see ATCA)
configurations, Array configurations, Array Configurations
ATCA, Array Configurations
baselines, Array Configurations
non-standard, Array Configurations and Baselines
confusion, Confusion
contact numbers, Key Contact Numbers
continuum observing
recommended frequencies, Is it possible to tune my observing frequencies to obtain optimal sensitivity?
coord, Successful Proposals and Observing, How long is my source up per day?
correlator, CABB Correlator (see CABB)
cryogenics
cylinder, Online Calibration

E

ephemerides, Solar System Objects
Solar system, How do I observe a minor object in our Solar System?
Epping (see Marsfield)

G

gain
calibration (see calibration)
time variable, How do I best calibrate the time-varying gains?
generators
turning off, caobs Commands
turning on, caobs Commands

H

heat stows, Heat Stows
help (see troubleshooting)

I

integration, CABB Correlator
averaging, CABB Correlator
cycle, CABB Correlator
interference, Interference
15mm band, mm band RFI
4cm band, 4cm band RFI
avoiding, How can I avoid RFI?
effect of, How much continuum sensitivity will I lose due to RFI?
flagging
blflag, Flagging
data reduction, Flagging
pgflag, Flagging
uvflag, Flagging
mid-week, What is “mid-week” RFI?
mid-week RFI, 16cm band RFI
nearby transmitters, What external transmitters are located near the observatory?
RFI monitor, 16cm band RFI
self-generated, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
Sky Muster satellite, mm band RFI
Solar, Solar Interference
survey
16cm, 16cm band RFI
interferometry
radio, Read this First
introductory books, Read this First
issues (see troubleshooting)

N

NAPA
rapid response (see rapid response)
Narrabri, The Australia Telescope Compact Array
National Facility
Australia Telescope (see ATNF)
noise, Sensitivity and System Temperature
coupler, Sensitivity and System Temperature, Online Calibration
diode, Online Calibration
Nyquist rate, CABB Correlator

O

observations
calibration, Calibration
centimetre, Design and Operation of the ATCA
changeover, Changeover
collaboration, Can't someone do the observations for me?
considerations, Preparing for Observations
duty astronomer, Changeover
flux density calibrator, How do I calibrate the flux density of my observations?
focus, Focus
frequencies
allowed, Are there limits to the frequencies I can observe?
frequency switching, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
friend, Can I do my observations from my home institution?
guide to, The Australia Telescope Compact Array
millimetre, Design and Operation of the ATCA, Submitting a proposal, caobs Commands
mosaicing, How do I best image a source with a large angular extent, or a wide field region?
on-the-fly mosaicing, How do I best image a source with a large angular extent, or a wide field region?
performing, Do I have to do the observations myself?, Observing
planets, How do I observe a planet in our Solar System?
preparing, Preparing for Observations
reference pointing, caobs Commands
remote, What if we can't make it to the SOC?, Can I do my observations from my home institution?, Observing
requirements, Can I do my observations from my home institution?
testing, Can I do my observations from my home institution?
samplers, Setting Power Levels into CABB Samplers
setting up, Setting up
short, Short Observations
snapshot, Array Configurations and Baselines, How do I best observe if I want to image compact sources?
Solar System, Solar System Objects, How do I observe a minor object in our Solar System?
spectral line, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
split band, Are there limits to the frequencies I can observe?
steps, Observing
training, Do I need to be trained to use the ATCA?
tvchannels, Set CABB Channel Range for Calibration and Monitoring
weather effects, Weather
zooms, How do I best map regions of spectral line emission?
OPAL, Submitting a proposal
optical fibre, CABB Correlator
orthomode transducer, Online Calibration
quad-ridged, Online Calibration
overheads
focusing, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
frequency switching, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
receiver translation, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
turret rotation, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
zoom switching, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?

S

samplers (see CABB digitisers)
sampling
Nyquist, Image Complexity, Angular Resolution and Observing Time
uv, Image Complexity, Angular Resolution and Observing Time, Multi-frequency Synthesis
satellite
GPS, 16cm band RFI
scan (see schedule)
schedule
file, Successful Proposals and Observing, What is meant by “schedule”?, How do I prepare a schedule file?
preparation, How do I prepare a schedule file?
flexible, 3mm Observations
load, caobs Commands
mosaic, How do I schedule a mosaic observation?
scan, What is meant by “schedule”?
web scheduler, What is meant by “schedule”?, How do I prepare a schedule file?, Web Scheduler
Science Operations Centre, A “Friend”
sensitivity, Sensitivity and System Temperature
formulae, Sensitivity Calculations
optimising, Is it possible to tune my observing frequencies to obtain optimal sensitivity?
shadowing, Warnings for mm observations
signal
path, Design and Operation of the ATCA
to noise ratio, Sensitivity and System Temperature
Sky Muster (see interference)
SOC
contact numbers, Key Contact Numbers
visiting, Do I have to do the observations myself?
software
online, Online Calibration
SPD, Introduction to SPD
commands, SPD Commands
spectral index, Multi-frequency Synthesis
spur
Northern, Array Configurations and Baselines
station
locations, Station Locations
posts, Array configurations
Stokes parameters, Online Calibration
observed, Online Calibration
storm stows, Storm Stows
stow
command, caobs Commands
position, caobs Commands
subreflector, Design and Operation of the ATCA
focus, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
synchronous demodulator, Online Calibration
synthesis
bandwidth, Multi-frequency Synthesis
multi-frequency, Multi-frequency Synthesis
system temperature, Sensitivity and System Temperature

T

target of opportunity, Submitting a proposal
temperature
antenna, Sensitivity and System Temperature
equivalent, Sensitivity and System Temperature
system, Sensitivity and System Temperature
Tidbinbilla, The Australia Telescope National Facility
Time Allocation Committee, Successful Proposals and Observing
transistor
high electron mobility, Online Calibration
indium phosphide, Online Calibration
troubleshooting
antennas not 'on source', Troubleshooting
drive error, Troubleshooting
translator, Troubleshooting
no correlation, Troubleshooting
no correlation (or funny correlation)
delavg, Troubleshooting
diginit, Troubleshooting
high tsys, Troubleshooting
rebooting a CABB block, Troubleshooting
rtminit, Troubleshooting
tsys zero, Troubleshooting
no fringes, Troubleshooting
VNC problems, Troubleshooting
turret, Design and Operation of the ATCA
rotation, Can I change between frequencies during my observations?
tvchannels, Set CABB Channel Range for Calibration and Monitoring
resetting, cacor Commands
setting, cacor Commands

U

uv-coverage, Array configurations