AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for PBPARM in 31DEC19



As of Sun Dec 16 19:19:30 2018



HELP SECTION

PBPARM
Type:  Adverb  (Real array, 7 elements)
Use: PBPARM provides a cutoff for the evaluation of a primary beam
     and optionally provides its parameters:

  PBPARM......Primary beam parameters:
              (1) Lowest beam value to believe: 0 -> something
              (2) > 0 => Use beam parameters from PBPARM(3)-
                   PBPARM(7)
              (3-7)..For all wavelengths, the beam is described by the
                function:
                   1.0 + X*PBPARM(3)/(10**3) + X*X*PBPARM(4)/(10**7) +
                   X*X*X*PBPARM(5)/(10**10) + X*X*X*X*PBPARM(6)/(10**13)
                   X*X*X*X*X*PBPARM(7)/(10**16)
                where X is (distance from the pointing position in arc
                minutes times the frequency in GHz)**2.  For the VLA,
                these parms are, by default, given by Perley's fits:
                                    (3)    (4)     (5)
                      0.0738 GHz  -0.897  2.71   -0.242
                      0.3275      -0.935  3.23   -0.378
                      1.465       -1.343  6.579  -1.186
                      4.885       -1.372  6.940  -1.309
                      8.435       -1.306  6.253  -1.100
                     14.965       -1.305  6.155  -1.030
                     22.485       -1.417  7.332  -1.352
                     43.315       -1.321  6.185  -0.983
                The defaults for PBPARM(6) and (7) are zero.


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