Science Highlight




Announcement of intent to release a new installment of Science Verification data

A new installment of Science Verification data is planned for release on 17 February 2015.

The data release will consist of the following Science Verification targets, all demonstrating the Long Baseline (up to 10 km) capability of ALMA:
• Juno: observations of continuum in Band 6 (also demonstrating the ephemeris capability)
• Mira: observations of SiO lines and continuum in Bands 3 and 6 
• HL Tau: observations of continuum in Band 3, 6 & 7 and two spectral line tunings in Band 3 (CO/CN & HCN/HCO+)
• SDP.81: observations of CO lines, H2O line and continuum in Bands 4, 6 & 7

Details of the targets are listed on the Science Verification web page.

A fifth Long Baseline target, 3C 138, which was observed in continuum in Bands 3 & 6 to demonstrate the polarization capability, will be released in a separate installment along with the previous polarization Science Verification target 3C 286 (not observed at long baselines) and a CASA guide demonstrating the reduction of polarization data.

Future Science Verification data releases will also be preceded by a similar announcement of intent.