Spectral Line Radio Interferometry

Rob Beswick

Throughout, this lecture will primarily concentrate on Centimetric radio interferometry examples.

  • Why do spectral line (multi-channel) observations?
    • Brief outline of the science drivers
  • Types of spectral line observations
    • All future interferometry data will be spectral line data
  • Planning & observations
    • What do we need to consider
    • Proposals & plannings
    • Different spectral lines
    • Velocity conventions (inc doppler tracking)
    • Line experiment set-ups
    • Identifing potential problems (& planning solutions)
    • Resolution & brigtness sensitivity
  • Data Analysis (specific to spectral line observations)
    • Spectral bandpass calibration (theory & practice)
    • Identification of RFI
    • Gibbs Ringing
    • Continuum subtratction techniques
    • Deconvolution of spectral line data
    • Anaylsis of line data (cubes)
      • extracting spectra, moment analysis etc
Topic revision: r1 - 29 Aug 2009, AnitaRichards
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