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Calibration of LOFAR

  • John McKean
  • Ger de Bruyn
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Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 426)

Abstract

Calibrating the raw visibility data from radio interferometers in order to remove the effects of the instrument and the atmosphere is needed to achieve the desired scientific outcome. Here, the processes required to calibrate data from LOFAR, after applying the pre-processing steps, are discussed. In particular, the calibration philosophy and usage of the LOFAR calibration software is discussed in detail.

Notes

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Roberto Pizzo and George Heald for useful discussions, and the large number of developers and commissioners who have contributed to developing the calibration strategies that are summarised here.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ASTRONDwingelooThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Kapteyn Astronomical InstituteUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands

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