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OBSERVATIONAL STATUS




In accordance with NRAO's policy for data access to large proposals, we make all of our data publicly available within approximately eight weeks of observation. This includes the final polarized and total intensity images, as well as the calibrated visibility data.  We provide a full description of our observing and scheduling strategies, as well as a sample calibration pipeline script. Below we summarize the status of our individual observing epochs, each of which spans 24 hours. 

Beginning in Aug. 2019 (BL273), we are observing (at 4096 Mbps) 25 targets monthly at 15, 22, and 43 GHz, and 30 targets (drawn from a pool of 63 AGN) every two months at 15 GHz (2048 Mbps).

From May 2018 (BL229AO) to Aug 2019, observations at 43 GHz were included for a small number of targets which are exceedingly compact at 15 GHz, for the purposes of measuring their apparent jet speeds.

Beginning in Sept. 2016 (BL229), 30 targets are selected for each 2048 Mbps, 24h long session from a set of accelerating jets, as well as 50 new target AGN from the Fermi LAT-monitored list, the 2FHL and 3FGL Fermi catalogs, and the RoboPol sample. For more information see the 'What's New' section of the MOJAVE home page.

The BL178 and BL193 observations, from Sept. 2013 - Dec. 2016 had 22 AGNs in each 2048 Mbps, 24h long session.

The Fermi-era observations beginning in 2007 (BL137R through BL178BI) were carried out at 15.3 GHz only, with 30 AGNs being observed in each 24 hour session.

The MOJAVE observations in 2006 (BL137A-L) followed the same strategy, but with an extended sample (192 AGNs), and polarimetric observations at 8.1, 8.4, 12.1 and 15.3 GHz. The scan lengths were chosen to achieve roughly the same image rms at each frequency.

The MOJAVE-I observations (BL111, BL123; 2002-2006) were optimized for obtaining suitably high-dynamic range, full-polarization images of bright AGNs at reasonable intervals for measuring superluminal motion. 

For the purposes of polarization calibration, we maintain the following lists:
1. Sources that are good polarization leakage calibrators.  These sources have consistently given good  linearized D-term model (LPCAL) solutions at 15 GHz since 2002.  We also maintain a list of bad polarization leakage calibrators.

2. Sources that are good EVPA calibrators. These highly core-dominated sources have shown consistently good correspondence between the integrated VLBA EVPA and  near-simultaneous EVPA measurements at the U. Michigan radio observatory from 2002-2012.

Experiment Code Source List Observation Date Freq. (GHz) Bitrate (Mbps) # of
Sources
VLBA Log Status
Reduced by
BL229BC sources queued 15 2048 30 logfile queued YYK/ABP
BL229BB sources 2019-08-27 15 2048 30
logfile reduced MLL
BL273AB sources queued 15/22/43 4096 25 logfile queued YYK/ABP
BL273AA sources 2019-08-15 15/22/43 4096 25 logfile being reduced MLL
BL273A sources 2019-08-04 15 2048 30 logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL229BA sources 2019-08-23 15 2048 30 logfile being reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AZ sources 2019-07-19 15/43 2048 28 logfile  reduced MLL
BL229AY sources 2019-06-29 15/43 2048 28 logfile  reduced MLL
BL229AX sources 2019-06-13 15/43 2048 28 logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AV sources 2019-04-15 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AU sources 2019-01-19 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AT sources 2018-12-16 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AS sources 2018-11-11 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AR sources 2018-10-06 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AQ sources 2018-08-19 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AP sources 2018-07-08 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AO sources 2018-05-31 15/43 2048 28 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AN sources 2018-04-22 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AM sources 2018-02-02 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AL sources 2017-11-18 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AK sources 2017-08-25 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AJ sources 2017-07-30 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AI sources 2017-06-17 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AH sources 2017-05-25 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AG sources 2017-04-22 15 2048 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL229AF sources 2017-03-11 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AE sources 2017-01-28 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AD sources 2017-01-03 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193BN sources 2016-12-26 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL229AC sources 2016-12-10 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL193BM sources 2016-11-18 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193BL sources 2016-11-12 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AB sources 2016-11-06 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL193BK sources 2016-10-29 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL229AA sources 2016-09-26 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193BJ sources 2016-09-17 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193BI sources 2016-08-09 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193BH sources 2016-07-16 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193BG sources 2016-06-16 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193BF sources 2016-06-09 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193BE sources 2016-06-03 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193BD sources 2016-05-23 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193BC sources 2016-03-05 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193BB sources 2016-01-22 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193BA sources 2016-01-16 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AZ sources 2015-12-19 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AY sources 2015-11-25 15 2048 23 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AX sources 2015-10-02 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AW sources 2015-09-06 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AV sources 2015-08-11 15 2048 23 logfile reduced YYK/ABP/MLL
BL193AU sources 2015-07-20 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AT sources 2015-06-16 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AS sources 2015-05-18 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AR sources 2015-05-08 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AQ sources 2015-01-18 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AP sources 2014-12-12 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AO sources 2014-11-17 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AN sources 2014-09-01 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AM sources 2014-07-31 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AJ sources 2014-06-05 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AI sources 2014-05-12 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AH sources 2014-03-30 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AG sources 2014-02-27 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AF sources 2014-02-14 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL193AE sources 2014-01-25 15 2048 22 logfile reduced MLL
BL193AD sources 2014-01-11 15 2048 22 logfile reduced TKS
BL193AA sources 2013-12-15 15 2048 22 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178BI sources 2013-08-20 15 128 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL178BH sources 2013-08-12 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178BG sources 2013-07-30 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178BF sources 2013-07-22 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178BE sources 2013-07-08 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP/MLL
BL178BD sources 2013-06-02 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178BC sources 2013-05-05 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178BB sources 2013-03-31 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178BA sources 2013-02-28 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AZ sources 2013-02-10 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178AY sources 2013-01-21 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AX sources 2012-12-23 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AV sources 2012-12-10 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178AU sources 2012-11-28 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AT sources 2012-11-21 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AS sources 2012-11-11 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178AR sources 2012-11-02 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AP sources 2012-09-27 15 128 30 logfile reduced TKS
BL178AO sources 2012-09-02 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AN sources 2012-08-03 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AM sources 2012-07-12 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AL sources 2012-06-25 15 2048 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AK sources 2012-05-24 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AJ sources 2012-04-29 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AI sources 2012-03-27 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AH sources 2012-03-04 15 128 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL178AG sources 2012-02-06 15 2048 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AF sources 2012-01-14 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AE sources 2012-01-02 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AD sources 2011-12-29 15 128 30 logfile reduced JLR/MLL
BL178AC sources 2011-12-12 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL178AA sources 2011-10-03 15 128 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DQ sources 2011-09-12 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DP sources 2011-08-26 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DO sources 2011-08-15 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DN sources 2011-07-24 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149DM sources 2011-07-15 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149DL sources 2011-06-24 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149DJ sources 2011-06-06 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DI sources 2011-05-26 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DH sources 2011-05-21 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149DF sources 2011-04-11 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DD sources 2011-03-05 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149DC sources 2011-02-27 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149DB sources 2011-02-20 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CZ sources 2010-12-24 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CY sources 2010-11-29 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CX sources 2010-11-20 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CW sources 2010-11-13 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CV sources 2010-11-04 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CT sources 2010-10-25 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CS sources 2010-10-15 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CR sources 2010-09-29 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CQ sources 2010-09-27 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CP sources 2010-09-17 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CN sources 2010-08-27 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CM sources 2010-08-06 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CL sources 2010-07-12 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CK sources 2010-06-19 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CI sources 2010-03-10 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CH sources 2010-02-11 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CG sources 2010-01-16 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CF sources 2009-12-26 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CE sources 2009-12-17 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149CD sources 2009-12-10 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CC sources 2009-10-27 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BR sources 2009-08-19 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BQ sources 2009-07-23 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BP sources 2009-07-05 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BO sources 2009-06-25 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BN sources 2009-06-15 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BM sources 2009-06-03 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BL sources 2009-05-28 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BK sources 2009-05-02 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BJ sources 2009-03-25 15 512 30 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BI sources 2009-02-25 15 512 30 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BH sources 2009-01-30 15 512 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BG sources 2009-01-07 15 512 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BF sources 2008-11-26 15 512 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP/MLL
BL149BE sources 2008-11-19 15 512 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BD sources 2008-10-03 15 512 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149BC sources 2008-09-12 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BB sources 2008-08-25 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149BA sources 2008-08-06 15 256 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149AL sources 2008-07-30 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149AK sources 2008-07-17 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149AJ sources 2008-06-25 15 256 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149AI sources 2008-05-30 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149AO sources 2008-05-01 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149AG sources 2007-09-06 15 256 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149AM sources 2007-08-24 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK
BL149AF sources 2007-08-16 15 256 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149AE sources 2007-08-09 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL149AC sources 2007-07-03 15 256 25 logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL149AB sources 2007-06-10 15 128 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL149AA sources 2007-06-03 15 128 25 logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL137Q sources 2007-04-18 15 128 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL137P sources 2007-03-28 15 128 25 logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL137O sources 2007-03-02 15 128 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL137N sources 2007-02-05 15 128 25 logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL137R sources 2007-01-06 15 128 25 logfile reduced MLL
BL137L sources 2006-12-01 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced YYK
BL137K sources 2006-11-10 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137J sources 2006-10-06 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137I sources 2006-09-06 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137H sources 2006-08-09 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137G sources 2006-07-07 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137F sources 2006-06-15 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137E sources 2006-05-24 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137D sources 2006-04-28 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL/DCH
BL137C sources 2006-04-05 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL/DCH
BL137B sources 2006-03-09 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL137A sources 2006-02-12 8/12/15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123Q sources 2005-12-22 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123P sources 2005-11-07 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123L sources 2005-10-29 15 128 18 logfile reduced YYK
BL123O sources 2005-09-23 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123N sources 2005-09-19 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL/YYK
BL123M sources 2005-09-16 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123K sources 2005-09-05 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123J sources 2005-07-24 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123I sources 2005-06-15 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123H sources 2005-06-03 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123G sources 2005-05-26 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123F sources 2005-05-13 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123E sources 2005-04-21 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123D sources 2005-03-23 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123C sources 2005-03-05 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123B sources 2005-02-05 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL123A sources 2005-01-06 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111Q sources 2004-12-02 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111P sources 2004-10-18 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111O sources 2004-09-11 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111N sources 2004-08-09 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111M sources 2004-06-11 15 128 18 logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL111L sources 2004-04-10 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111K sources 2004-02-11 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111J sources 2003-08-28 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111I sources 2003-06-15 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111H sources 2003-05-09 15 128 18 logfile reduced DCH
BL111G sources 2003-03-29 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111F sources 2003-03-01 15 128 18 logfile reduced DCH/MLL
BL111E sources 2003-02-05 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111D sources 2002-11-23 15 128 18 logfile reduced DCH
BL111C sources 2002-10-09 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL
BL111B sources 2002-06-15 15 128 18 logfile reduced DCH/MLL
BL111A sources 2002-05-31 15 128 18 logfile reduced MLL



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