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OBSERVATIONAL STATUS




In accordance with NRAO's policy for data access to large proposals, we make all of our data publically 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 Sept. 2017 (BL229AL), observations at 43 GHz are 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 Bitrate (Mbps) # of
Sources
Ref. Ant. VLBA Log Status
Reduced by
BL229AL sources queued 2048 30
logfile queued MLL
BL229AK sources 2017-08-25 2048
30

logfile being correlated YYK/ABP
BL229AJ sources 2017-07-30 2048 30 OV
logfile  reduced MLL
BL229AI sources 2017-06-17 2048 30 FD
logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL229AH sources 2017-05-25 2048 30 FD
logfile  reduced MLL
BL229AG sources 2017-04-22 2048 30 FD
logfile  reduced TKS
 BL229AF sources 2017-03-11 2048
30

logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
 BL229AE sources 2017-01-28 2048
30
FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
 BL229AD sources 2017-01-03 2048
30

logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
 BL193BN sources 2016-12-26
2048
22
FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
 BL229AC sources 2016-12-10 2048
30
FD
logfile reduced (MK failure)
MLL
 BL193BM sources 2016-11-18
2048
22
LA
logfile  reduced
TKS
 BL193BL sources 2016-11-12
2048
22

logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
 BL229AB sources 2016-11-06 2048
30
FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
 BL193BK sources 2016-10-29
2048
22
FD
logfile  reduced
TKS
 BL229AA sources 2016-09-26
2048
30
BR
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
 BL193BJ sources 2016-09-17
2048
22
KP
logfile  reduced
TKS
 BL193BI sources 2016-08-09
2048
22
PT
logfile  reduced
TKS
BL193BH sources 2016-07-16
2048
22
FD  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193BG sources 2016-06-16
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193BF sources 2016-06-09
2048
22
FD  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL193BE sources 2016-06-03
2048
22
FD  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193BD sources 2016-05-23
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193BC sources 2016-03-05
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
TKS
BL193BB sources 2016-01-22
2048
22
 KP logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193BA sources 2016-01-16
2048
22
 FD logfile reduced
MLL
BL193AZ sources 2015-12-19
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
TKS
BL193AY sources 2015-11-25
2048
22
 KP logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AX sources 2015-10-02
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193AW sources 2015-09-06
2048
22
FD  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL193AV sources 2015-08-11
2048
23
KP  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP/MLL
BL193AU sources 2015-07-20
2048
22
KP logfile  reduced
MLL
BL193AT sources 2015-06-16
2048
22
KP  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL193AS sources 2015-05-18
2048
22
KP  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AR sources 2015-05-08
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193AQ sources 2015-01-18
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193AP sources 2014-12-12
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AO sources 2014-11-17
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL193AN sources 2014-09-01
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced TKS
BL193AM sources 2014-07-31
2048
22
OV  logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AL



 
re-observed
(bad data)
BL193AK






re-observed
(MK failure)
BL193AJ sources 2014-06-05
2048
22
 FD logfile reduced
TKS
BL193AI sources 2014-05-12
2048
22
 FD logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AH sources 2014-03-30
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced  MLL
BL193AG sources 2014-02-27
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced  TKS
BL193AF
sources 2014-02-14
2048
22
FD
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL193AE
sources 2014-01-25
2048
22
FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL193AD sources 2014-01-11
2048
22
FD  logfile reduced  TKS
BL193AC






re-observed
(bad weather)
BL193AA sources 2013-12-15
2048
22
 FD logfile reduced  YYK/ABP
BL193AB
2013-11-05

  logfile re-observed (MK failure)
BL178BI sources 2013-08-20
512
27
PT  logfile   reduced
MLL
BL178BH sources 2013-08-12
512
30 KP logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178BG sources 2013-07-30
512
30 KP  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178BF sources 2013-07-22
512
30 KP  logfile   reduced
TKS
BL178BE sources 2013-07-08
512/Mk5C 30 OV  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP/MLL
BL178BD sources 2013-06-02
512/Mk5C 30 KP logfile  reduced
MLL
BL178BC sources 2013-05-05
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL178BB sources 2013-03-31
512/Mk5C 30 KP  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL178BA sources 2013-02-28
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL178AZ sources 2013-02-10
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL178AY sources 2013-01-21
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AQ
2013-01-05


  logfile re-observed
(MK failure)
BL178AX sources 2012-12-23 512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL178AW
2012-12-14


  logfile re-observed
(bad weather)
BL178AV sources 2012-12-10
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL178AU sources 2012-11-28
512 30 KP logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AT sources 2012-11-21
512 30 KP  logfile reduced
MLL
BL178AS sources 2012-11-11
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL178AR sources 2012-11-02
512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AP sources 2012-09-27
512 30 KP  logfile  reduced
TKS
BL178AO sources 2012-09-02
512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AN sources 2012-08-03
512/2048 30 FD logfile reduced
MLL
BL178AM sources 2012-07-12
512/2048 30 PT  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AL sources 2012-06-25
512/2048 30 FD  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL178AK sources 2012-05-24
512 30 FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL178AJ sources 2012-04-29
512 30  PT logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AI sources 2012-03-27
512 30  LA logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AH sources 2012-03-04 512 30 PT  logfile   reduced
MLL
BL178AG sources 2012-02-06 512/2048 30 FD  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AF sources 2012-01-14 512 30 PT  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AE sources 2012-01-02 512 30 PT  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AD sources 2011-12-29 512 30 FD  logfile   reduced
JLR/MLL
BL178AC sources 2011-12-12 512 30 FD  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL178AB
2011-11-27

 
re-observed
(MK Failure)
BL178AA sources 2011-10-03 512 30 OV  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DQ sources 2011-09-12 512 30 OV  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DP sources 2011-08-26 512 30 FD  logfile   reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DO sources 2011-08-15 512 30 OV  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DN sources 2011-07-24 512 30 FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL149DM sources 2011-07-15 512 30 FD  logfile reduced
MLL
BL149DL sources 2011-06-24 512 30 FD logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149DK
2011-06-18

  logfile re-observed
(Ant. Failures)
BL149DJ sources 2011-06-06 512 30  LA logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DI sources 2011-05-26 512 30  FD logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DH sources 2011-05-21 512 30  KP logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149DG
2011-04-27

 
re-observed
(MK failure)
BL149DF sources 2011-04-11 512 30  LA logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DE
2011-03-11




re-observed
(MK failure)
BL149DD sources 2011-03-05 512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149DC sources 2011-02-27 512 30 PT  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DB sources 2011-02-20 512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149DA
2011-01-22

 
re-observed
(MK failure)
BL149CZ sources 2010-12-24 512 30 FD  logfile  reduced MLL
BL149CY sources 2010-11-29 512 30 PT  logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CX sources 2010-11-20 512 30 FD  logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CW sources 2010-11-13 512 30  PT logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CV sources 2010-11-04 512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149CU  
2010-10-28  
 
    re-observed
(MK failure)
BL149CT sources 2010-10-25 512 30 FD  logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149CS sources 2010-10-15 512 30 LA logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CR sources 2010-09-29 512 30 PT logfile  reduced MLL
BL149CQ sources 2010-09-27 512 30 PT logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CP sources 2010-09-17 512 30 LA logfile  reduced MLL
BL149CO  

     
cancelled (SC failure)
BL149CN sources 2010-08-27 512 30 LA logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CM sources 2010-08-06 512 30 FD logfile reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CL sources 2010-07-12 512 30 LA logfile reduced MLL
BL149CK sources 2010-06-19 512 30 PT  logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CJ
2010-05-23


logfile  re-observed (missing SC)
BL149CI   sources 2010-03-10 512 30 OV   logfile  reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CH   sources 2010-02-11 512 30 FD  logfile reduced MLL
BL149CG   sources 2010-01-16 512 30 PT logfile   reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CF   sources 2009-12-26 512 30 FD logfile   reduced YYK/ABP
BL149CE  sources 2009-12-17 512 30 PT logfile   reduced MLL
BL149CD
sources 2009-12-10
512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149CC
sources 2009-10-27
512 30 FD
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149CB

2009-10-03

 
logfile  re-observed
(bad weather)
BL149CA

2009-09-22

 
logfile  re-observed
(missing SC)
BL149BR
sources 2009-08-19
512 30 PT
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BQ
sources 2009-07-23
512 30 LA
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BP
sources 2009-07-05
512 30 KP
logfile reduced
MLL
BL149BO
sources 2009-06-25
512 29 KP
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149BN
sources 2009-06-15
512 30 FD
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BM
sources 2009-06-03
512 30 KP
logfile reduced
MLL
BL149BL
sources 2009-05-28
512 30 LA
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BK
sources 2009-05-02
512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BJ
sources 2009-03-25
512 30 FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149BI
sources 2009-02-25
512 30 LA
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BH
sources 2009-01-30
512 25 LA
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BG
sources 2009-01-07
512 25 FD
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149BF
sources 2008-11-26
512 25 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP/MLL
BL149BE
sources 2008-11-19
512 25 LA
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BD
sources 2008-10-03
512 25 LA
logfile reduced
MLL
BL149BC
sources 2008-09-12
256 25 PT
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BB
sources 2008-08-25
256 25 LA
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149BA
sources 2008-08-06
256 25 PT
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149AL
sources 2008-07-30 256 25 PT
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149AK
sources 2008-07-17
256 25 PT
logfile reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149AJ
sources 2008-06-25
256 25 PT
logfile  reduced MLL
BL149AI
sources 2008-05-30
256 25 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149AO
sources 2008-05-01
256 25 PT
logfile  reduced
YYK/ABP
BL149AN

2008-01-10

 
logfile  uncorrelated
(missing SC)
BL149AH

2007-12-28

 
logfile  re-observed
(bad weather)
BL149AG
sources 2007-09-06
256 25 FD
logfile reduced
MLL
BL149AM
sources 2007-08-24
256 25 PT
logfile  reduced
YYK
BL149AF
sources 2007-08-16
256 25 FD
logfile reduced
MLL
BL149AE
sources 2007-08-09
256 25 FD
logfile reduced
YYK/TKS
BL149AD

2007-07-16



logfile re-observed
(bad weather)
BL149AC
sources 2007-07-03
256 25 FD
logfile  reduced
YYK/TKS
BL149AB sources 2007-06-10 128 25 KP
logfile  reduced
MLL
BL149AA sources 2007-06-03 128 25 PT
logfile  reduced
YYK/TKS
BL137Q sources 2007-04-18 128 25 NL
logfile reduced MLL
BL137P sources 2007-03-28 128 25 FD
logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL137O sources 2007-03-02 128 25 KP logfile reduced MLL
BL137N sources 2007-02-05 128 25 FD logfile reduced YYK/TKS
BL137R sources 2007-01-06 128 25 OV logfile reduced MLL
BL137L sources 2006-12-01 128 18 FD logfile reduced YYK
BL137K sources 2006-11-10 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137J sources 2006-10-06 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137I sources 2006-09-06 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL137H sources 2006-08-09 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137G sources 2006-07-07 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137F sources 2006-06-15 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137E sources 2006-05-24 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL137D sources 2006-04-28 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL/DCH
BL137C sources 2006-04-05 128 18 KP logfile reduced MLL/DCH
BL137B sources 2006-03-09 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL137A sources 2006-02-12 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL123Q sources 2005-12-22 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123P sources 2005-11-07 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123L sources 2005-10-29 128 18 FD logfile reduced YYK
BL123O sources 2005-09-23 128 18 FD logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123N sources 2005-09-19 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL/YYK
BL123M sources 2005-09-16 128 18 LA logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123K sources 2005-09-05 128 18 PT logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123J sources 2005-07-24 128 18 FD logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123I sources 2005-06-15 128 18 FD logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123H sources 2005-06-03 128 18 PT logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123G sources 2005-05-26 128 18 PT logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL123F sources 2005-05-13 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123E sources 2005-04-21 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123D sources 2005-03-23 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123C sources 2005-03-05 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL123B sources 2005-02-05 128 18 KP logfile reduced MLL
BL123A sources 2005-01-06 128 18 LA logfile reduced MLL
BL111Q sources 2004-12-02 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL111P sources 2004-10-18 128 18 LA logfile reduced MLL
BL111O sources 2004-09-11 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL111N sources 2004-08-09 128 18 LA logfile reduced MLL
BL111M sources 2004-06-11 128 18 PT logfile reduced NKM/MLL
BL111L sources 2004-04-10 128 18 NL
logfile reduced MLL
BL111K sources 2004-02-11 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL111J sources 2003-08-28 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL111I sources 2003-06-15 128 18 FD logfile reduced MLL
BL111H sources 2003-05-09 128 18 PT logfile reduced DCH
BL111G sources 2003-03-29 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL111F sources 2003-03-01 128 18 FD logfile reduced DCH/MLL
BL111E sources 2003-02-05 128 18 LA logfile reduced MLL
BL111D sources 2002-11-23 128 18 FD logfile reduced DCH
BL111C sources 2002-10-09 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL
BL111B sources 2002-06-15 128 18 FD logfile reduced DCH/MLL
BL111A sources 2002-05-31 128 18 PT logfile reduced MLL



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