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Basic Information on schedobs
Purpose: Make observing schedule on a PGPLOT device.
Categories: analysis, plotting
SchedObs - Plot UT time vs. EL for the scheduling sources
for given observing date, beginning of observing time
and observing interval. The source list must be given
in text file. 'Options=hst' is provided for converting
UT to HST.
Two values (minimum match active), one for each of the x
and y axes chosen from:
Defaults are axis=time,el (x and y axes).
This specifies the observatory to be used for the observation.
The observatory must be defined in obspar.for:
alma, atca, carma, ceduna30m,
cso, hatcreek, hobart26m, iram15m,
jcmt, kittpeak, mopra, nro10m,
onsala, ovro, parkes, penticton,
rpa, sest, sma, sza,
sza10, sza6, vla, wsrt.
Default is sma.
This gives observing date in format of [yyyymmmdd], e.g.,
obsdate = 2006mar10
This gives the beginning time of the track in UT
[hh,mm,ss.s] format, e.g.,
UTstart = 8,30,0.0
This gives total observing time in hours.
Default is 8 hrs.
This gives the text file of the source list in the format
of [sourname hh:mm:ss.sss ddd:mm:ss.ss], e.g.
1924-292 19:24:51.060 -29:14:30.12
3c446.0 22:25:47.260 -04:57:01.39
3c454.3 22:53:57.740 16:08:53.56
SgrB2_M 17:47:20.160 -28:23:03.56
The first eight characters are the source name followed
by a space; starting at the 10th character, the RA
string consists of 12 characters followed by a space;
then the sign of Dec is placed at the 23th
character followed by the Dec string.
Source name must consist of 8 characters or less.
Coordinates must be given in J2000. For objects
in the Solar system, one needs to find their coordinates
at the observing epoch from ephemeris.
PGPLOT plot device/type. No default.
Number of plots in the x and y directions for when plotting
each baseline separately. Defaults try to choose something
Extra processing options.
'hst' For the time axis, the UT time will be converted
to HST time and the time axis will be labelled as
The default is UT time and the time axis is labelled as
location of MIRIAD's home directory;
The default is $MIR.