ES016B

PI: Spencer
Title: SS433

Session: Feb 1997 (session 1)
Frequency: 6 cm
Mode: A/dual pol
Obs time (UT): EU 03:30(19/02)-14:30(19/02)
Stations: EbMcNtOnTrWb+MERLIN
Processor: Bonn
EU Mk3 Tapes/St.: 3

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Effelsberg (dgraham at Wed Feb 19 09:41:44 EST 1997) Minor failures
Weather and ONSOURCE commands off until 1048. Otherwise OK

Medicina (Orfei at Wed Feb 19 09:43:27 EST 1997) Minor failures
Medicina report Due to check2a1 and check2a2 duration time lost some minute for some scans until 050121500. Footage doesn`t match with the schedule.

Torun (R.Feiler at Wed Feb 19 20:39:23 EST 1997) Success
We had to finish at 13:48 - sources outside elevation limits (3 deg.).

Westerbork (Tony Foley at Thu Feb 20 05:25:35 EST 1997) Minor failures
Problems with pointing of one telescope (RT8) so it was removed from the array 0959UT to 1500UT <P><DT><STRONG>Jodrell</STRONG> (Alastair Gunn at Wed Feb 26 09:17:42 EST 1997) <EM>Minor failures</EM>
POLARISATIONS ARE CROSSED. Telescope stowed at about 09:00 due to high winds. Tapes JODR0037,7740 NRAOJPL1,6547 and MEDP1022,4248 sent to Bonn via Woodcroft on 24/02/97. <P><DT><STRONG>Cambridge</STRONG> (Alastair Gunn at Wed Feb 26 09:21:12 EST 1997) <EM>Minor failures</EM>
Problems with wind - Telescope parked at about 09:25, back on-line at about 11:00, offline again at about 13:00. Tapes MEDI3124,9E7D USNO0350,B244 and IAA00234 sent to Bonn via Woodcroft on 24/02/97.

Calibration (Fredrik T Rantakyro at Thu May 8 11:32:43 METDST 1997) Success
The ANTAB file for the experiment has been placed on VLBEER in the Feb97 directory with the name es16b.antab. This file contains the preliminary calibration results and may be updated when I receive updated information from the telescopes and the results from the datareduction of the calibration experiments.

MPIfR (Scott Aaron at Tue Sep 23 14:42:48 METDST 1997) Minor failures
Torun tapes unreadable.

MPIfR (Scott Aaron at Thu Oct 2 14:31:37 METDST 1997) Success
Correction: Torun tapes readable, data in upper four IFs only.

MPIfR (Scott Aaron at Fri Mar 13 10:53:35 MET 1998) Minor failures
Correlation completed. Very bad tracking problems with Torun tapes; correlation of those baselines not completed.