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Telescope System Status Report


The following contains up-to-date information on the telescope system. If there have been any recent failures in any of the telescope system components, they are reported here so that observers with pending observing programs can use this information to form their observing strategies.

Last update: April 07, 2015


Frontends

Name Available Out of Service
3mmsbs OK  
 
 

Backends

Name Available Out of Service
30 KHz OK  
100KHz OK  
250 KHz OK  
500 KHz OK  
1000 KHz (plain) OK  
1000 KHz ( Red ) OK  
2000 KHz (plain) OK  
2000 KHz ( Red ) OK  
MAC OK  
DBE OK  

 


General

To submit an observing proposal, please refer to the call for proposals at 12 M Proposal Information.

  • Call the operator at (520) 318-8670 to get the password for remote observing.
  • All 1mm observing is now done at the 10 Meter SMT using the new 1-2mmsis J-T Receiver.

A remote observing manual is available online. This manual provides detailed instructions for conducting a remote observing session at both ARO facilities (KP12m and HHSMT).


Telescope

Functioning Normally


Tipper

Temperately out of Service


Pointing

Radio pointing has been running about ~4" rms and Optical Pointing < 2" rms.


Receivers

83-116 GHz:

Available.


Spectrometers

Filter Banks:

All resolutions are presently available.

Each filter bank has been individually tested and leveled.

Millimeter Autocorrelator (MAC):

The MAC is functioning normally in all 2IF modes.

Basic Functions:

  • OTF mode is now available for modes with less than a total of 16k channels.
  • All position switched observing modes are functional.
  • Both Class and UniPOPS can process MAC spectra. UniPOPS cannot process the 32768 channel mode. Since the analog filters have 75% efficiency for all modes, we now default, clip off the edges of MAC spectra. This is a user-definable parameter.
  • An NRAO written report describing the basic properties of the MAC can be found here.

Control Software

Functioning Normally


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Last updated: 11/08/11.