Difference between revisions of "Simdata New Users Guide 3.1"

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== Introductory Guide to Simdata ==
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==Explanation of the guide==
 
 
*Simdata version for CASA 3.1
 
 
 
====Explanation of the guide====
 
  
 
This guide is intended to be used as an initial walk-through of how to use simdata.  We will start with an image similar to something that might be observed with ALMA, and then we will show how to rescale the image and predict how it will look when observed with different antenna configurations.   
 
This guide is intended to be used as an initial walk-through of how to use simdata.  We will start with an image similar to something that might be observed with ALMA, and then we will show how to rescale the image and predict how it will look when observed with different antenna configurations.   
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We will assume only a general knowledge of interferometry and no specific knowledge of CASA.
 
We will assume only a general knowledge of interferometry and no specific knowledge of CASA.
  
====Getting Started====
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==Getting Started==
  
 
The two things you need to get started are:  
 
The two things you need to get started are:  
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To get the image, download the Spitzer IRAC 8 micron image of 30 Doradus from the [http://casaguides.nrao.edu/index.php?title=Sim_Inputs Simulation Inputs CASA Guide page].
 
To get the image, download the Spitzer IRAC 8 micron image of 30 Doradus from the [http://casaguides.nrao.edu/index.php?title=Sim_Inputs Simulation Inputs CASA Guide page].
  
To install CASA, follow the instructions given [http://casaguides.nrao.edu/index.php?title=Installing_CASA here].
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To install CASA, follow the instructions given [http://casaguides.nrao.edu/index.php?title=Installing_CASA here]. This guide was written for CASA version 3.1

Revision as of 14:41, 3 March 2011

Explanation of the guide

This guide is intended to be used as an initial walk-through of how to use simdata. We will start with an image similar to something that might be observed with ALMA, and then we will show how to rescale the image and predict how it will look when observed with different antenna configurations.

We will assume only a general knowledge of interferometry and no specific knowledge of CASA.

Getting Started

The two things you need to get started are:

  • The image to work with
  • The current version of CASA

To get the image, download the Spitzer IRAC 8 micron image of 30 Doradus from the Simulation Inputs CASA Guide page.

To install CASA, follow the instructions given here. This guide was written for CASA version 3.1