Science Highlight




New Targets for Science Verification: Band 5

New Science Verification targets that will demonstrate the Band 5 receivers are now listed on the Science Verification web page.
The possible targets are:

— Arp 220: observations of the H2O line to demonstrate the ability to calibrate the water line across a broad frequency range in the wings of the atmospheric absorption at 183GHz.

— Sgr B2: spectral scan between 160 and 211 GHz to demonstrate the new science capabilities for molecular line surveys and chemistry using Band 5 and to demonstrate the ability of obtaining and properly calibrating spectral scans across the varying atmospheric absorption.

— U Her, W Hya, or VY CMa to demonstrate the ability for spectral line polarization observations of the water line in Band 5.

Please visit the above web page for more information and for contact details should you have any queries about these targets.

Future Science Verification targets will also be announced in this way, and the release of any Science Verification data will also be preceded by a similar announcement.