Every student will write a study diary to be submitted to MyCourses by the December exam (10.12.) and it will be graded.
The study diary should contain the following:
Brief notes about the most important points that you learned during each practise session, and exercises/calculations that you were asked to make during the sessions. Do not copy everything from the handouts, but emphasise what you learned, think of it as ”documentation for yourself”, or what would you need to know if you were asked to be the assistant for this course next year!
Following up on ”your” quasar that will be assigned for you, to find more information about and to observe during your observing shift. More information about this task will be given in separate instructions!
Feedback to us about the course! Template questions are here, but feel free to add more comments and opinions. 1) Why did you choose to enter this course? 2) What was the most useful (or your favourite) topic on this course? Why? 3) Was there something you thought useless (or you did not like)? Why? 4) Was something you consider relevant omitted? (But also please note that everything cannot be included in a 5 cr course.) 5) Was there something too much? 6) Suggestions for the course in the future?
Please note: the DL to submit the diary is by the December exam date, 10.12. If you write the diary while you are progressing with the course and especially the practice sessions, you should possess the skills needed for the exam by the time of the exam. Do not procrastinate!
Attached are the Metsähovi 37 GHz data for the "pet quasars" of this course, to be used in your study diaries, if you wish. Please note: a large fraction of these data are unpublished, and they should not be used for other purposes without our consent.
The data are given here in comma-separated text format (CSV).
The data columns are:
Observing time in "decimal year" format (easier for plots etc.)
Observing date and observing time UTC
Sourcename (as used in our own source list)
Observing frequency, GHz
Metsähovi internal "catalog" assignment
Flux density, Jy
Aterisk for S/N > 4 detection
Uppper limit (Jy) for non-detection
The fully processed data now reach until October 1. For the very latest data points (including data from your own observing shifts) refer to the flux curves available at our public web page:
Please note that the unprocessed data points in the plot, printed in red, are quicklook data that have not been properly amplitude calibrated yet, and they may also still include some bad data points -- do not draw too many conclusions based on single quicklook data points!