When selecting whether to make the offsets in RA or DEC, select the
coordinate that will make most of the offset occur in azimuth rather than
elevation. The telescope settles more quickly in azimuth than elevation, and
this avoids variable ground effects during the calibrations procedure.
If a strong source has had to be chosen and you are worried about
saturation, extra attenuation can be added to the entire calibration
The program will perform 6 sets of 4 integrations.
Print out the result and stick it into the pulsar calibration folder. Make
a note of the values in the log book.
You are now ready to start observing. Ask the controller to start up
psrcontrol and start off on a strong pulsar to check that you see
You should also note the details of the filter banks, local oscillators
and frequency of channel 1 in the logbook.
Sun Aug 17 17:32:08 BST 1997
Mod: 21 Oct. 1999 cajordan