6 August 2014 ALMA observations during its first early science cycles
Author Affiliations +
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is a new interferometer operated on Llano de Chajnantor at 5050 m altitude in the Chilean Andes. It consists of 66 antennas operating in the mm/submm windows between 3 and 0.3 mm wavelength. Early science observations using 16 antennas (known as Cycle 0) started in parallel with construction in September 2011, in order to provide useful results to the astronomy community and to facilitate the ongoing characterization of its system. ALMA is currently in Cycle 2 of early science observations. This presentation describes the development and progress of ALMA observations and data processing from Cycle 0 towards full operations.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Lars-Åke Nyman, Pierre Cox, Stuartt Corder, Masao Saito, Andreas Lundgren, Baltasar Vila-Vilaro, Daniel Espada, Eric Villard, Emilio Barrios, Paola Andreani, John Hibbard, Ken'ichi Tatematsu, "ALMA observations during its first early science cycles", Proc. SPIE 9149, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems V, 91490J (6 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2057685; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2057685


The human pipeline: distributed data reduction for ALMA
Proceedings of SPIE (August 06 2014)
ALMA science operations and user support: software
Proceedings of SPIE (July 29 2010)
Metrics for Hubble Space Telescope science operations
Proceedings of SPIE (January 02 2002)
INTEGRAL Science Data Center
Proceedings of SPIE (October 18 1996)
ALMA: the first year of observations
Proceedings of SPIE (September 13 2012)

Back to Top