Preparation for Observing

by Gustaaf Van Moorsel last modified Jul 08, 2012

Users allocated VLBA observing time, either on fixed dates or on a dynamically-scheduled basis, will be sent instructions for preparing observing schedules.  Approximately 65% of all VLBA observations are scheduled dynamically, based on array and weather conditions predicted 1-2 days in advance.  Most VLBA observations are scheduled using the NRAO program SCHED (Walker 2011).  Help with preparing VLBA observations is available through the NRAO Helpdesk.