News
  • Please see also " Notes for SAM45 spectrometer data on NEWSTAR ".
  • For 2SB receivers, value "zero" will appear in obtained data due to software Doppler shift correction. For details, please see ADASS2009poster.pdf or ADASS2009.pdf.
  • The scroll speed of NewStar is improved when you use a task such as "File Service". Reduction of data from the outside of NRO and NAOJ is expected to be done with less stress.
  • The back up tasks of NewStar as to tape devices have been unavailable since Aug 2008.
Introduction

NewStar is a reduction software of spectral line data obtained with the 45 m radiotelescope at the Nobeyama Radio Observatory. This is a software based on AIPS (Astronomical Image Processing System) developed at NRAO, and it is extended to treat single dish data and to have a graphical user interface (GUI).

The default AIPS version for NewStar is 15APR99, and this manual is written based on this default version. (You can also use another version of AIPS 31DEC08. In this case, NewStar TASKs using AIPS TASKs of 15APR99 version should basically work. But in some cases part of the functions in such TASKs may not work, because names of adverbs rarely change.)

This manual is separated mainly into two sections, Basic manual and Reference manual. Basic manual explains fundamental aspects of NewStar, and examples of how to use basic TASKs are shown. On the other hand, details of functions of each TASK are explained in Reference manual.

Basic manual
Starting up NewStar
  1. Starting up NewStar
  2. Finishing NewStar
  3. Some tips
    1. Explanation of names of sub-windows in parameter windows of TASKs
    2. Usages of often used functions in parameter windows
    3. How to see HELPs for TASKs
    4. How to use AIPS TASKs
    5. List of some special terms in NewStar
Introductory data reduction with NewStar (Examples of how to use basic TASKs)
  1. Creating spectrum data
  2. Reducing spectrum data
  3. Looking at spectrum
  4. Creating image files
  5. Looking at images
  6. Useful TASKS
Data backup and load

Reference manual (Details of functions of each TASK)

Misc.
  1. offline
  2. FILE SERVICE
  3. TASK SERVICE
Raw data
  1. FLAG
  2. LINTG
  3. GCONV
Spectrum
  1. Show Spectra
  2. BASELINE
  3. SMOOTHING
  4. Gaussian fit
  5. GPMAP
  6. Auto SP sum
  7. Header
  8. Copy sp-file
  9. Fold Sp(New)
  10. Pos. Correct
  11. AT for BEARS
  12. GSCAL
Image
  1. MAP (large)
  2. P-V DIAGRAM
  3. MAKE CONTOUR
  4. Map to SSS
  5. Grey plot
  6. Plot to LW
  7. Plot to TTT
  8. Plot to SSS
  9. Imean
  10. MCUBE
Utility
  1. FROM CMT
  2. Sp FITS
  3. Image FITS
  4. Sp TEXT
  5. SP#
Export version of NewStar
( here is Japanese version)
Java NewStar

Bug Report (Sorry, now mainly in Japanese)

Development of new tasks, etc

Previous Manual of NewStar

Authors
KAWAMURA Akiko, MIYAZAKI Atsushi, NAKANISHI Hiroyuki, TAKANO Shuro, YAMAUCHI Aya, TAKAHASHI Shigeru

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Last update: October 24, 2013
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