AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for DOFIT in 31DEC18



As of Wed Oct 17 5:20:17 2018



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DOFIT
Type: Adverb (Array(30))
Use:  List of antennas to be fitted by a process or of control codes
      for fitting by antenna number.
      The use of DOFIT in CALIB, FRING, and KRING requires
      considerable understanding of the process involved.  In the case
      in which there are a number of antennas which are "good" and a
      number of antennas which are "poor/bad", one may avoid having
      the bad antennas affect the gain solutions for the good antennas
      and then use all the data to get some estimate of the gains of
      the bad antennas.  This is a multi-step process:
        1. Run CALIB/FRING/KRING selecting only the good antennas with
           ANTENNAS (DOFIT=0 is simplest).
        2. Run CLCAL to apply the resulting SN table to the existing
           CL to make a new CL - use 'CALP' to insure that the bad
           antennas still appear in the new CL table.
        3. Then, set ANTENNAS=0 (all) and DOFIT=list of bad antennas.
           Also set REFANT to the raference antenna used in step 1.
        4. Repeat the CLCAL to make a full CL table with all
           antennas.
      When DOFIT is specified, the gains (and delays and rates) of
      those antennas which are not being fit are held to (1,0,0,0).
      If the actual gains of these antennas are not this fully
      calibrated result, then the results on the fitted antennas will
      be vary wrong.  Note that when DOFIT is used, SOLTYPE is ignored
      by CALIB.
Tasks:
  APCAL.....Apply TY and GC tables to generate an SN table
            DOFIT controls type of fitting done for opacity.
  CALIB.....Determines antenna calibration: complex gain
            DOFIT lists antennas for which solutions are desired.
  FRING.....Fringe fit data to determine antenna calibration, delay,
            rate.  DOFIT lists antennas for which solutions are
            desired.
  KRING.....Fringe fit data to determine antenna calibration, delay,
            rate.  DOFIT lists antennas for which solutions are
            desired.
Procedures:
  VLBACALA..Applies a-priori amplitude corrections to VLBA data
            DOFIT controls type of fitting done for opacity.

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