AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for OVRSWTCH in 31DEC18



As of Mon Jan 22 21:05:15 2018



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OVRSWTCH
Type: Adverb  (scalar)
Use:  To specify when OVERLAP >= 2 mode is changed to OVERLAP = 1 mode
      while Cleaning single-Gaussian, multi-facet images in IMAGR.
      The mode is switched when the peak residual reaches
      abs(OVRSWTCH) Jy/beam.  If OVRSWTCH < 0, ONEBEAM is changed to
      TRUE for the OVERLAP = 1 portion of the Clean.

Null value: 0.0
      Do not switch modes

Tasks:
    IMAGR......Fourier transforms and Cleans uv data with wide-field,
               interactive TV, and data weighting options.
               In OVERLAP=2 mode, AIPS images all facets to begin with
               and then Cleans only one.  It subtracts the components
               from the residual uv data, chooses another facet,
               images it with the new residual data, Cleans it, and so
               forth.  This has the desirable attribute of avoiding
               the sidelobes of the strong sources as they might
               appear in other facets because they are subtracted
               before those facets are imaged and Cleaned.  OVERLAP=1
               mode images all facets at once, Cleans them all, then
               subtracts any components found in all factes from the
               residual uv data, and then re-images and Cleans all
               facets again.  It may be appropriate to start in
               OVERLAP=2 mode until the highest dynamic range
               structures are removed and then, when the Cleaning gets
               down near the noise levels, switch to OVERLAP=1 mode
               for the last portion of the Clean.  OVRSWTCH is used to
               define the residual brightness level at which this
               switch will occur.

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