AIPS NRAO AIPS HELP file for REWEIGHT in 31DEC18



As of Mon Apr 23 13:12:52 2018



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REWEIGHT
Type: Adverb (Real(2))

Use: All uv data have associated weights which express the
     relative value of the data.  Internally, these weights are
     treated as statistical weights (i.e. 1 / variance
     (amplitude)).  These weights are used in making images but
     are modified by uniform weighting and tapering.  In
     practice, the weights coming into AIPS from non-AIPS
     calibration systems are in arbitrary units so a
     renormalization of the weights may be necessary when data
     sets are combined. 

     The adverb REWEIGHT can be used to modify the relative
     weights of the two input data sets.  The simplest way to
     determine the appropriate relative weighting is to image each
     set of data independently in the same fashion as the desired
     final image (i.e. using the same IMSIZE, CELLSIZE, UVWTFN,
     UVBOX, and UVTAPER but not necessarily doing a deconvolution).
     All AIPS imaging tasks report the "sum of the gridding weights"
     in the message file.  This is the sum of the weights after all
     corrections are applied (this value has been written into the
     history file since 15JUL89).  REWEIGHT is a pair of values to be
     multiplied by the input weights for the first (1) and second (2)
     input uv data file.  These values should be set such that the
     two data sets will have the desired relative sum of weights.

     For example, if the two data sets before DBCON give a sum
     of gridding weights of 1.0E5 and 2.0E2 when imaged by MX AND you
     wish to make them contribute equally to the final image then
     use: REWEIGHT = 1.0,1.0e5/2.0e2 (or 1, 500).

Null value: 0 will be interpreted as 1.0

Tasks:
  DBCON   Used to concatenate 2 uv data sets.

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