IRAS16293 Band9 - Imaging for CASA 3.4

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Overview

This section of the casa guide continues from the last step of the calibration one. If you completed the calibration section, then you already have the final calibrated dataset. If you just started to work on this IRAS16293 B9 data, you can download the fully calibrated dataset IRAS16293_Band9_CalibratedMS from

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This casa guide covers imaging of both continuum and line of IRAS16293 Band 9. The commands in this guide should be executed in CASA 3.4.0 since CASA 3.3.0 would be very slow for the cleaning process of a big dataset like this one for IRAS16293 Band 9. In this casa guide you will also need the Analysis Utils package, so make sure you have it imported into CASA.

Before we start with the imaging itself, do a listobs to the calibrated dataset, so you can check that everything is ok.

# listobs to check data
listobs(vis='IRAS16293_Band9.ms',
        listfile='IRAS16293_Band9.ms.listobs',verbose=F)

You should see the next information in the .listobs file.

Fields: 7
  ID   Code Name                RA              Decl          Epoch   SrcId 
  0    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.99200 -24.28.36.0000 J2000   0     
  1    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.47925 -24.28.36.0000 J2000   0     
  2    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.73563 -24.28.36.0000 J2000   0     
  3    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.73563 -24.28.32.5000 J2000   0     
  4    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.47925 -24.28.29.0000 J2000   0     
  5    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.73563 -24.28.29.0000 J2000   0     
  6    none IRAS16293-2422-a    16:32:22.99200 -24.28.29.0000 J2000   0     
   (nVis = Total number of time/baseline visibilities per field) 
Spectral Windows:  (4 unique spectral windows and 1 unique polarization setups)
  SpwID  #Chans Frame Ch1(MHz)    ChanWid(kHz)  TotBW(kHz)  Corrs  
  0        3840 TOPO  703312.744  488.28125     1875000     XX  YY  
  1        3840 TOPO  692237.256  488.28125     1875000     XX  YY  
  2        3840 TOPO  690437.256  488.28125     1875000     XX  YY  
  3        3840 TOPO  688437.256  488.28125     1875000     XX  YY  
Antennas: 14 'name'='station' 
   ID=   0-3: 'DA41'='A003', 'DA43'='A075', 'DA47'='A026', 'DV02'='A077', 
   ID=   4-7: 'DV03'='A137', 'DV05'='A082', 'DV07'='A076', 'DV09'='A046', 
   ID=  8-11: 'DV10'='A071', 'DV12'='A011', 'DV13'='A072', 'DV14'='A025', 
   ID= 12-13: 'DV17'='A138'

As it is shown in Figures 2 and 3 of http://casaguides.nrao.edu/index.php?title=IRAS16293Band9 these observations have a 7 pointing mosaic, which you can visualize with the next command (see also Figure 1).

Fig. 1. Pointings showing the mosaic used for the observations.
aU.plotMosaic(vis='IRAS16293_Band9.ms',sourceid='0',
              doplot=True,figfile='mosaic_pattern.png')




Last checked on CASA Version 3.4.0.