<!-- Written by KANEKO Hiroyuki 2017/11/08--> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd"> <html lang="en"> <head> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"> <link rel="stylesheet" href="../../styles/default.css" type="text/css"> <link rel="start" href="../../index-e.html"> <link rev="made" href="mailto:nro45mrt@SMEG-OFF-SPAMMERS.nro.nao.ac.jp"> <meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css"> <title>How to make observing scripts with 'nobs'</title> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../images/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"> <script type="text/javascript"> (function (i, s, o, g, r, a, m) { i['GoogleAnalyticsObject'] = r; i[r] = i[r] || function () { (i[r].q = i[r].q || []).push(arguments) }, i[r].l = 1 * new Date(); a = s.createElement(o), m = s.getElementsByTagName(o)[0]; a.async = 1; a.src = g; m.parentNode.insertBefore(a, m) })(window, document, 'script', '//www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js', 'ga'); ga('create', 'UA-56944928-1', 'auto'); ga('send', 'pageview'); </script> </head> <body> <!-- BANNER - - - - - - - - - - --> <div id="banner"> <p> <a href="//www.nins.jp/"><img src="../../images/ninslogo.png" alt="NINS&gt; " width="96" height="36"></a> <a href="//www.nao.ac.jp/"><img src="../../images/naojlogo.png" alt="NAOJ&gt; " width="96" height="36"></a> <a href="//www.nro.nao.ac.jp/"><img src="../../images/nrologo.png" alt="NRO&gt; " width="96" height="36"></a> <a href="../../index-e.html"><img id="banner45" src="../../images/banner45.png" alt="45m" width="410" height="48"></a> </p> </div> <!-- CONTENTS - - - - - - - - - - --> <p> Last Update: 20<sup>th</sup> November 2017 </p> <a name="top"></a> <ul class="compact"> <li><a href="#intro">Introduction</a></li> <li><a href="#usage">How to Use the nobs</a></li> <li><a href="#create">Creating Observing Scripts</a></li> <li><a href="#contact">Contact information</a></li> </ul><div class="clcompact"></div> <hr style="background-color: blue;" size="1"> <h1><a name="intro">Introduction: nobs</a></h1> <p> 'nobs' is a Python-based program that allows the observer to create observing scripts for the Nobeyama 45-m observations. This program is designed for Nobeyama 45-m observations using the SAM45 spectrometer in conjunction with any of the receivers equipped with the Nobeyama 45-m telescope. Those who wish to perform continuum observations including the pointing observation should consult <a href="pointing_cont.html">the manual</a>. </p> <h2>Differences between the nobs and the zobs (for Experienced Users)</h2> <p> There are many differences between the nobs and the zobs, which had been used until the 2016-2017 observing season, not only their appearances but definitions of technical words. At the following link, we describe what have been changed between the two.<br><br> <font size="+2"> <a href="diff.html">What have changed from the zobs?</a> </font> </p> <font size="+1"> <a href="#top">Scroll back to the Top</a><br> </font> <h1><a name="usage">How to Use the nobs</a></h1> <ol> <li> You cannot use the nobs from outside of the observatory, otherwise use a VPN.</li> <li> Login to ut12x1 (or obstable1) from any machine. <br> <br> <code>> ssh -X (YOUR ACCOUNT ID)@ut12x1.nro.nao.ac.jp</code> <br> <br> or, <br> <br> <code>> ssh -X ut12x1.nro.nao.ac.jp -l (YOUR ACCOUNT ID)</code> <br> <br> If you use Mac OS, please use an option of -Y instead of -X. </li> <li> After login to ut12x1, type the following command at the prompt. <br> <code>> nobs</code> </li> <li> You will see the following main window on your screen. When you start creating the observing scripts, you should fill the project name you intend to use (i.e., proj1, proj2, and so on.) in 'Project' box. (By default, proj1 is selected.) <br> <br> <img src="images/nobs.png" height="600" alt="nobs GUI"> </li> </ol> <font size="+1"> <a href="#top">Scroll back to the Top</a><br> </font> <h1><a name="create">Creating Observing Scripts</a></h1> <p> An observing script for the Nobeyama 45-m telescope, 'Obstable', is made of a combination of 4 files (called as 'tables'): source table, reference table, scan table, and device table. Tabs in the nobs are designed to make these tables. </p> <ol> <li> <a href="project.html"> <font size="+2"> Project Tab </font> </a> </li> <li> <a href="source.html"> <font size="+2"> Source Tab </font> </a> </li> <li> <a href="reference.html"> <font size="+2"> Reference Tab </font> </a> </li> <li> <a href="scan.html"> <font size="+2"> Scan Tab </font> </a> </li> <li> <a href="device.html"> <font size="+2"> Device Tab </font> </a> </li> </ol> <h2>For Specific Observations</h2> <p> You can make basic observing scripts based on the explanations in linked pages above. Following links are the guides for specific observations. </p> <ol> <li> <a href="standard.html"> <font size="+2"> Standard Source Observation </font> </a> </li> <li> <a href="pointing_cont.html"> <font size="+2"> Pointing Observation with a Continuum Source </font> </a> </li> </ol> <h2>Useful Tools</h2> The observatory provides useful tools for making observing scripts. <ol> <li> <a href="multpa.html"><font size="+2">Mult PA</font></a> <br> You can make an LST-EL (elevation angle) diagram of sources which are defined in Source Table. You can also check the rotation angle (PA) of the rotator of a multi-beam receiver. </li> <li> <a href="obspoint.html"><font size="+2">Obspoint</font></a> <br> Observing points defined in your observing scripts can be checked. This tool is useful not only the position-switch mode but On-The-Fly mode. </li> <li> <a href="log.html"><font size="+2">Observation Log</font></a> <br> The log of your observations can be obtained via a command line. </li> </ol> <font size="+1"> <a href="#top">Scroll back to the Top</a><br> </font> <h1><a name="contact">Contact Information</a></h1> <p> For inquiries, please send your question or request to <a href="//www.nro.nao.ac.jp/~nro45mrt/html/helpdesk/inquiry_form.html">the helpdesk</a>. If you have trouble, please prepare for your tables (*.nsource, *.nscan, and *.ndevice) and/or screenshot of offending windows of the program to send us. </p> <font size="+1"> <a href="#top">Scroll back to the Top</a><br> </font> <!-- FOOTER - - - - - - - - - - --> <hr> <address> </address> <!-- NAVIGATION - - - - - - - - - - --> <p class="navigation"> <a href="//www.nins.jp/">NINS</a> &gt; <a href="//www.nao.ac.jp/">NAOJ</a> &gt; <a href="//www.nro.nao.ac.jp/">NRO</a> &gt; <a href="../../index-e.html">45m</a> &gt; nobs </p> </body> </html>