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How to optimize single-dish observations?

One of the main difficulty of the short-spacing problematic is the need of observations from a single-dish telescope different from the interferometer. In this respect, the IRAM-30m and PdBI are very complementary. Nevertheless, when observing with the single-dish telescope, a few precautions are needed to avoid contaminating the interferometric data with possible artifacts of single-dish data.

Sometimes, single-dish telescope time is scarce and some of the above criteria can not be fulfilled. In those cases, you can still try to use your single-dish observations and our algorithm will try to make its best to get a sensible result. However, any artifact in the combination may directly come from wrong single-dish observations. In other words, do not blame the software unless you are sure of the quality of the quality of your single-dish (and interferometric) observations...


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