AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for CALCODE in 31DEC19



As of Wed Dec 12 0:41:54 2018



HELP SECTION

CALCODE
Type: Adverb  (String*4)
Use:  This string is used to specify a desired calibration
      source code.
      '    ' => any calibrator code selected
      '*   ' => any non blank code (calibrators only)
      '-CAL' => blank codes only (no calibrators)
Null value: none

The VLA has attached meaning to letters as follows:

None = target source, or no potential calcode specified

Old style VLA (indicators of positional accuracy):
    A = positional accuracy <0.002  arcseconds
    B = positional accuracy  0.002 - 0.01  arcseconds
    C = positional accuracy  0.01 - 0.15  arcseconds
    T = positional accuracy >0.15  arcseconds

New style EVLA (indicators of scan intents):
    D = calibrator useful to determine Complex Gains
    E = calibrator useful to determine the absolute Flux Density
        Scale; typically only used for 3C48, 3C147, 3C286 (and 3C138,
        3C295)
    F = calibrator useful to determine the spectral Bandpass response
    G = calibrator useful to determine Polarization Angle
    H = calibrator useful to determine the instrumental Polarization
        Leakage
    I = calibrator for Complex Gain and Bandpass
    J = calibrator for Complex Gain and Polarization Leakage
    K = calibrator for Flux Density Scale and Bandpass
    L = calibrator for Flux Density Scale and Polarization Angle
    M = calibrator for Bandpass and Polarization Angle
    N = calibrator for Flux Density Scale, Bandpass and Polarization
        Angle
    O = calibrator for Complex Gain and Flux Density Scale
    P is reserved for pointing scans
    Q = calibrator for Complex Gain, Flux Density Scale and Bandpass
    R = calibrator for Complex Gain, Flux Density Scale, Bandpass and
        Polarization Angle
    Y = recognised as calibrator source in the VLA catalog by the
        pipeline; only appears when no other calcodes are present and
        NOT an indication that this calibrator is useful at this
        frequency or in this array (a source recognition only)
    Z = any other non-Target combination of intents

Occasional VLBA:
    V = recognised as VLBI source in the VLBI "sched" catalog

Code   Gain Flux  BP Pang  P percent
  D      X
  E           X
  F               X
  G                    X
  H                        X
  I      X        X
  J      X                 X
  K           X   X
  L           X        X
  M               X    X
  N           X   X    X
  O      X    X
  Q      X    X   X
  R      X    X   X    X

The VLBA has attached different meanings on occasion as well to some
of the EVLA codes.

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