Dynamic Spectrum and Imaging
Get Dynamic Sepctrum with SunCASA
Within SunCASA, you are using IPython to interact with the system. This does not mean extensive python experience is necessary. Basic Python interactions are straightforward, e.g., assigning parameters, importing modules, running functions. The first module we introduce is dspec. This module allows you to generate a dynamic spectrum from an MS file, and visualize it. You can select a subset of data by specifying a time range, spectral windows/channels, antenna baseline. More information of the selection syntax may be found in the time range, spectral windows/channels, antenna baseline pages.
from suncasa.utils import dspec as ds msfile = 'IDB20170821201020-203020.12s.slfcaled.ms' # the visbility data specfile = msfile + '.dspec.npz' ## The output filename of the dynamic spectrum bl = '' ## antenna selection spw = '' ## Spectral Windows and Channels selection timeran = '' ## time range selection domedian =True ds.get_dspec(vis=msfile, specfile=specfile, bl=bl, spw=spw, domedian=domedian) ds.plt_dspec(specfile, pol='XXYY')