Lstrange

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This page documents the lstrange function of Python module analysisUtils.

Sometimes it is useful to know the LST range over which your scheduling block (SB) was run. For example, this information is useful to the JAO data reduction scientist who can request a certain LST for the next execution of your SB. This command will do that, along with providing the UT and MJD and duration. The only parameter is the ms name. It will calculate the range for the entire ms, and then calculate the range restricted to the scans with OBSERVE_TARGET intent. It also lists the range of elevations on the target source, and a one-line summary that can be pasted into a table on the SCOPS wikipages. Note that the time range on source is typically larger than the total integration time on source. Use the TimeOnSource function to compute the latter.

Example

aU.lstrange('uid___A002_X2eea47_X1e0.ms')
Found observatory = ALMA 
Running ValueMapping... (this may take a minute) 
Ignoring spectral window [0, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33] because it is WVR related
Running getScansForIntent... (this may take a few minutes)
Done
Found scans =  [ 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38]
OBSERVE_TARGET scans =  [ 9 13 18 22 27 31 36]
LST range of whole SB = 9.50 to 11.20 = 09:29 to 11:11 (102.1 minutes)
MJD range of whole SB = 55673.0013 to 55673.0720
 UT range of whole SB = 2011-04-22 00:01:54 UT to 2011-04-22 01:43:42 UT
LST range on source = 9.73 to 11.14 = 09:43 to 11:08 (84.7 minutes)
MJD range on source = 55673.0109 to 55673.0696
 UT range on source = 2011-04-22 00:15:42 UT to 2011-04-22 01:40:12 UT
Elevation range on science source = 69.2-78.2
wikiline = 2011-04-22 00:01-01:43 | 09:29-11:11 | 101.8 |09:43-11:08 | 69-78 |