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Determination of Pointing Parameters
IRAM Plateau de Bure Interferometer

S. Guilloteau$^{1}$

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Version 2.0

(1) Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique
300 Rue de la Piscine
F-38406 Saint Martin d'Hères

This document describes the current tools for determining the pointing of the antennas on Plateau de Bure. Good pointing is essential to the operation of the interferometer. Unfortunately, there are many ways to do bad or poor pointing, and no simple way to do it well. Please read this document carefully . Its contents are important.

Note: this is the on-line version of the "Pointing Measurements" A PDF version is also available.

This document is a sum up of the steps relevant for pointing. More details on the individual programs and command mentionned in this document are available in:

Gildas manager 2014-07-01