VLBI polarimetry

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This lecture describes the calibration and imaging of polarization VLBI data, with special reference to those aspects of calibration which differ from standard techniques employed in conventional total intensity VLBI observations. Both spectral-line and continuum observations are considered, and brief mention is made of more specialized cases, including polarization VLBI using orbiting antennas. A summary is provided of general recommended practices when scheduling polarization VLBI observations, and a discussion given of the sources of calibration error which may limit the fidelity of the final polarization images.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSynthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy II
Subtitle of host publicationA Collection of Lectures from the Sixth NRAO/NMIMT Synthesis Imaging Summer School
EditorsG.B. Taylor, C.L. Carilli, R.A. Perley
Number of pages1
StatePublished - 1999

Publication series

NameAstronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series


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