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NAME

rpgen - Generate an RPFITS file based on the input parameters  

PERSON RESPONSIBLE

rjs  

CATEGORIES

data transfer  

DESCRIPTION

RPGEN is a MIRIAD task which generates a file in RPFITS format. An RPFITS file consists of a number of scans, each with a complete header that describes the data following. RPGEN currently supports writing multiple scans, but all scans will have the same frequency setup. You can concatenate rpfits files to generate more complex observations.  

PARAMETERS

out
Name of the output RPFITS file. No default.
source
List of source names, default='scp'
radec
List of phase centers corresponding to each source. Each center is specified as a pair of numbers (ra and dec), specified in hh:mm:ss,dd:mm:ss format, or as decimal hours and decimal degrees. The default is 0,-90.
scan
List of scan integration times for each source, in minutes.
time
The start time of the observation, followed by the duration in h. This is in the form
  yymmmdd.ddd,hh.h
or
  yymmmdd:hh:mm:ss.s,hh.h
The default is 08JAN01.0,1.0. A function of the start time is also used as a seed for the random number generator. The sources ares reused, with specified integration time, until the start time + duration is reached.
inttime
The correlator integration time in seconds
spwin
Number of spectral windows, followed by a triple of number of channels, frequency in GHz, bandwidth in GHz for each spectral window
stokes
List of stokes parameters, default is xx,xy,yx,yy
options
cabb - interpret spwin to match CABB output (combine overlaps)

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