AUM sessions in 2022

This project aims to observe target sources, that are weakly observed in the ICRF. The plan is to run dedicated mixed mode sessions, primarily on the Hb-Ke-Yg network. Hopefully Ho can join at some point, possibly using star scheduling mode. 10 sessions were scheduled and put on the master schedule (AUM049-AUM058).

AUM049 2022-08-19 19:00 24h HbKeYg target sources: 0035-534, 0407-658, 1030-590, 1352-632, 1839-486 (target1)
AUM050 2022-08-20 19:30 24h HbKeYg 0125-484, 0700-465, 1204-613, 1343-601, 1722-554 (target2)
AUM051 2022-09-02 19:00 24h HbKeYg 0219-474, 0809-493, 1253-590, 1600-489, 1830-589 (target3)
AUM052 2022-09-03 19:30 24h HbKeYg 0252-712 , 0647-475, 1556-580, 1829-718 (target4)
AUM053 2022-09-16 19:00 24h HbKeYg same sources as AUM049
AUM054 2022-09-17 19:30 24h HbKeYg same sources as AUM050
AUM055 2022-09-30 19:00 24h HbKeYg same sources as AUM051
AUM056 2022-10-01 19:30 24h HbKeYg same sources as AUM052
AUM057 2022-10-14 19:00 24h HbKeYg target3
AUM058 2022-10-15 19:30 24h HbKeYg target1

First 3 sessions were scheduled with 5 target sources. We do 10min scans on each of them. We also have 4 calibration blocks in the sessions, with 2min scans. Still, we get about 27 scans/hr/station, which should give good geodetic results.

Scheduling notes for VieSchedPP

INPUT: myCATALOGS/equip.cat, source.geodetic.good, modes, freq.cat
MODE: 1024-16(AU), SNR value optional, backup 0.4
GENERAL: session description: mixed mode CRF session

SOURCES: add (1) geodetic good (2) target sources
ALGORITHMS: add calibrator scans

schedule upload

1. copy .SKD, .VEX, .TXT to ops8 (winSCP)
2. observer@ops8:/vlbobs/ivs/sched$ curl –ssl-reqd -u bkguputas –netrc-file ~/.netrc –upload-file aum052.vex ftp://ivs.bkg.bund.de