Zpectrometer observing notes

Basic pattern for subreflector-nodded observing
  1. Basic setup
  2. Initialize for observing
  3. Specify source pairs
  4. Make flux density calibration
  5. Specify source pair
  6. Ppoint and focus near the target source pair.
  7. Take a spectrum of the pointing source
  8. Observe a target and nearby sky position
  9. With a maximum time span of one hour, do another point and focus
  10. Loop to step 6
  11. When finished, run the shutdown procedure.

Basic setup

Initialize for observing

Make flux density calibration

Specify the source pairs

Slew to pointing source near targets, point and focus

Take a spectrum of the pointing source

Observe the source for one hour, maximum


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