GBT Observers

Table of Contents

Vital Information
Proposing to Use the GBT
Observing with the GBT
Data Analysis
Observer Training and Education
Scientific Visitor Information
Scientific and Technical Publications
Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation
Getting Help


Thank you for your interest in observing with the Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Information on all aspects of proposing and observing with the GBT can be found below.

Vital Information

Proposing to Use the GBT

Observing With the GBT

Data Analysis

  • GBTIDL: IDL suite for analysis of spectral line data.
  • GBT Pipeline: Python-based routine for processing large spectral line and continuum data sets and making maps.
  • CASA: Common Astronomical Software Applications (NRAO-supported tool)
  • PRESTO: A third-party suite of pulsar data analysis tools.
  • PSRCHIVE: Another third-party suite of pulsar data analysis tools that is particularly useful for GUPPI and VEGAS data in the PSRFITS format.
  • DSPSR: Yet another third-party tool for analyzing pulsar data that is particularly useful for processing baseband voltage data.
  • Data Archive: Archive Access Tool provided by NRAO that enables one to search through archival GBT data.
  • Public GBO data reduction computers: Public linux machines for data processing.

Observer Training and Education

Demonstration videos: Narrated videos introducing the GBT’s control software and observing tools

Workshops

  • Remote observer training workshops: Two-day workshops intended for experienced radio astronomers that need GBT-specific training and remote observer qualification.
  • Single-dish radio telescope training workshop: A week-long workshop covering the basics of single-dish radio astronomy science, instrumentation, and observing. This workshop is intended for students, postdocs, and experienced astronomers who are getting started in single-dish radio astronomy or who would like a refresher.
  • Essential Radio Astronomy: Online course material from Jim Condon’s and Scott Ransom’s graduate-level radio astronomy course at NRAO/UVA.

Scientific Visitor Information

Scientific and Technical Publications

Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation

Getting Help

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