Processing SMA Data
1.2 m Telescopes

SMA Archive Query Form Instructions

Data Search

  1. Source1 and/or Source2. See notes below for details.
  2. RA and Dec in J2000 coordinates, plus Search Radius in arcseconds.
  3. Band (GHz) in which LO frequency falls. Default is "Any"; other possibilities are "185-270" (230+240 GHz RXs), "250-410" (345+400 GHz RXs), "600-696" (600 GHz RX).
  4. Frequency (GHz). Give a specfic frequency that you want covered by the data, e.g. 345.8.
  5. Date Range (yymmdd-yymmdd). Default is all dates.
  6. Minimum Integration Time (minutes). Useful for weeding out short observations.
  7. Polarization state. Default is "Any". Be aware that polarization data require special calibration steps. They can be used as non-polarization data but only after the cross-terms have been flagged.
  8. PI (Last name only). Principal Investigator name. Sub-strings are acceptable.
  9. Project Code is the SMA project code, e.g. 2014A-S043 (case insensitive)

Notes on selecting sources with Source1 and/or Source2:
  1. If you leave these blank it will search all sources.
  2. To search for one source: Enter the source in either box and ignore And/Or switch.
  3. To search for two sources: Enter one source in Source1 and the other in Source2 and select the appropriate value of the And/Or switch. The Or selection will show all occurrences of either source and the And selection will show only those tracks containing both sources.
  4. Sub-strings are allowed.
  5. Input is not case sensitive.
Notes on searching by coordinates:
  1. Acceptable formats:   05 35 17.3 -05 23 28,   05 35 17.3-05 23 28,   05:35:17.3 -05:23:28,   05:35:17.3-05:23:28
  2. You can provide a list of coordinates in any of the allowed formats separated by |. For example 05 35 17.3 -05 23 28 |12 29 06.69 +02 03 08.66
  3. You must provide a search radius.

Data Download
  • Proprietary data is listed but is not available for download through the public archive.
  • If the data are non-proprietary you will see links to the RAW (and, if available, CAL & IMG) files.
  • If the data have been imaged, the page will display the reduced images and spectra for that source.
  • Raw (RAW) files are tar/gzipped MIR/IDL format. Calibrated (CAL) files are tar gzipped MIRIAD format. Imaged (IMG) files are tar/gzipped FITS format.