Importing ATCA obs into CASA (ms file)

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Importing ATCA obs into CASA (ms file)

Postby bnorfolk » Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:29 am

Hi all,

I'm having some major issues converting an ATCA obs into a CASA measurement set. Currently I've tried to export the data with fits and then re-import it in CASA with importuvfits. I then tried to just import the ATCA obs folder with importmiriad. importatca just produces corrupt data errors. I'm on CASA 5.3. Both importuvfits and importmiriad initally work but when I bin the real and imaginary components of the visibilities there's a significant difference to that produced by uvdump in miriad. Any suggestions?

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Re: Importing ATCA obs into CASA (ms file)

Postby Mark.Wieringa » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:32 pm

Hi Brodie,

All these options used to work ok, although I've never made the kind of plot you have.
Some possible causes of difference are
* calibration: you need to apply this to the data before exporting to fits or importing with importmiriad;
* weighting - default weights are integration time, you may want tsys weighting

I'm surprised by the corrupt data errors - did you feed importatca RPFITS files? What was the error message?
The same RPFITS code is used to read the files in Miriad and CASA so they 'should' behave similarly.


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