Processing SMA Data
SMA Archive Query Form Instructions
- Source1 and/or Source2. See notes below for details.
- RA and Dec in J2000 coordinates, plus Search Radius in arcseconds.
- 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).
- Frequency (GHz). Give a specfic frequency that you want covered by the data, e.g. 345.8.
- Date Range (yymmdd-yymmdd). Default is all dates.
- Minimum Integration Time (minutes). Useful for weeding out short observations.
- 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.
- PI (Last name only). Principal Investigator name. Sub-strings are acceptable.
- Project Code is the SMA project code, e.g. 2014A-S043 (case insensitive)
Notes on selecting sources with Source1 and/or Source2:
Notes on searching by coordinates:
- If you leave these blank it will search all sources.
- To search for one source: Enter the source in either box and ignore And/Or switch.
- 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.
- Sub-strings are allowed.
- Input is not case sensitive.
- 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
- 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
- You must provide a search radius.
- 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.
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