This site requires javascript to be enabled to fuction correctly


Knowledgebase: ALMA Observing Tool (OT)
Does the sensitivity calculator account for shadowing?
Posted by Adam Leroy, Last modified by Andy Biggs on 07 March 2019 11:01 AM
Yes, the ALMA Sensitivity Calculator takes into account the shadowing by reducing the effective antenna surface area by a factor related to the target declination. As the Sensitivity Calculator always assumes that the target is observed at transit, the shadowing estimate will in general be a lower limit.
(0 vote(s))
Helpful
Not helpful

Comments (0)