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2.4.1 Observe a given configuration


Description

Observe a given source with a given spectral window for the specified times, including start, stop, integration, and gap times. The start and stop times are referenced to referencetime. Use either starttime/stoptime or startha/stopha. If the hour angles are specified, then the start and stop times are calculated such that the start time is later than the reference time, but less than one day later. The hour angles refer to the first source observed.

Arguments





Inputs

sourcename

Name of source or field (must be specified)

allowed:

string

Default:

None

spwname

Unique user-supplied name for this spectral window

allowed:

string

Default:

None

starttime

Start time referenced to referenceepoch

allowed:

any

Default:

variant 0s

stoptime

Stop time referenced to referenceepoch

allowed:

any

Default:

variant 3600s

add_observation

Add a new line to the OBSERVATION subtable for this call

allowed:

bool

Default:

false

state_sig

a new line will be added to STATE if the following don’t match

allowed:

bool

Default:

true

state_ref

allowed:

bool

Default:

false

state_cal

allowed:

double

Default:

0.0

state_load

allowed:

double

Default:

0.0

state_sub_scan

allowed:

int

Default:

0

state_obs_mode

allowed:

string

Default:

OBSERVE_TARGET.ON_SOURCE

observer

allowed:

string

Default:

CASA simulator

project

allowed:

string

Default:

CASA simulation

Returns
bool
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