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32 m Radio Telescope


Technical Description
Observer's Handbook

version 6.0 (February 2004)
under construction

Edited by K.M. Borkowski and A.J. Kus

Rendered into English by K.M. Borkowski

Centre for Astronomy
Nicolaus Copernicus University
Torun Radio Astronomy Observatory (TRAO)

Piwnice 2004

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            Table of Contents

   I General Information
  II RT32K. Borkowski, Z. Bujakowski
     1 The Construction
     2 Geometry and Other Characteristics
     3 Shadows of Secondary Mirror and Its Support Legs
     4 Blind Spot Near the Zenith
 III Telescope ControlE. Pazderski 
     1 Controlling the Motion 
     2 Controlling the Receivers (rec)
     3 VXI Command Module Window
     4 Signal Monitoring, sigmonR. Feiler 
     5 The track Program — G. Hrynek 
     6 Dealing with Problems — M. Gleba 
  IV ReceiversS. Jakubowicz
     1 L Band Receiver
     2 C Band (5 GHz) Receiver
     3 M Band (6 GHz) Receiver
   V Data Acquisition Hardware
     1 VLBI Terminal
     2 Pulsar Machine 
     3 16384-Channel Digital Spectrograph — A. Kępa 
  VI Time ServiceK. Borkowski, J. Usowicz 
     1 Hydrogen Maser 
     2 Rubidium Frequency Standard 
       Setting up Rubidium Clock — A. Kępa, W. Szymański
     3 GPS Receivers
     4 Monitoring of the H-Maser 
       Format of Data Release 
       Correction of the Maser Frequency 
 VII CalibrationsA. Kus, K. Borkowski 
     1 Basic Definitions 
     2 System Temperature Determination 
     3 Antenna Sensitivity Determination 
VIII Total Power MeasurementsA. Kus, K. Katarzyński 
     1 Antenna Positioning 
     2 Differential Measurements 
     3 Observational Data Reduction 
     4 Gravitational Deformations of the Antenna
  IX VLBI ObservationsA. Kus, R. Feiler
     1 Introduction — K. Borkowski 
     2 VLBI Terminal — R. Feiler 
       2.1 Properties of the P&G Terminal 
       2.2 Preparing for Observing Session 
       2.3 Initialisation 
       2.4 During Observations 
       2.5 When Something Untoward Happens
       2.6 Completing the Work 
       2.7 Final Remarks 
     3 The SNAP Commands
     4 Standard Procedures
     5 Magnetic Tape Management
   X Pulsar ObservationsA. Wolszczan, W. Lewandowski 
     1 Logging in and Start of the System
     2 Logging from the Console
     3 External Logging 
     4 Program Usage. Windows description 
     5 Observations
     6 Timing Observations
     7 Closing of the Programs 
     8 Unusual Situations
  XI Spectral ObservationsG. Hrynek, M. Szymczak 
     1 Introduction
     2 Back-end Setup Procedure. Initial Steps 
     3 Observation Programs 
       3.1 Manual Observations 
     4 Automated Observing 
     5 Remarks 
     6 In Case of Emergency 
     7 Observations 
       7.1 Determination of Tsys and Antenna Sensitivity 
       7.2 Observing Scheme 
     8 Spectral Data Reduction 
 XII Addenda 
     1 Astronomical Coordinate Conversion 
     2 Planetary Ephemeris
     3 Observing Proposal (Form) 
     4 Catalogues and Sky Background Maps