VLBI global solution rfc_2020c

Astrometric global solution rfc_2020c used all available VLBI observations at 8.6GHz and 2.2 GHz, as well at 5 and 22GHz from 1980.04.11 through 2020.09.08, in total 7536 observing sessions, including 857 observing sessions of 43 dedicated absolute astrometry programs.

In total, 19,365,595 estimates of group delays were used in LSQ solutions.

Positions of 17,106 sources were adjusted in 5 least square solutions for X/S and X/C, X-band, S-band, C-band, and K-band solutions. This is the most complete catalogue of positions of compact radio sources. Technical description of the solution is available here.

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Astrometric Results

  1. rfc_2020c catalogue in HTML form (51 Mb). NB: loading the catalogue takes time, please be patient. The catalogue contains source positions, their uncertainties, estimates of the total VLBA flux density, the VLBA flux density of unresolved components, naturally weighted CLEAN images in postscript and in fits format at X and S-band; plots of the correlated flux density as a function of the length of the baseline projection to the source plane; fits files with calibrated uv data. Images and estimates of correlated flux densities are available for 15,211 sources from this catalogue.
  2. rfc_2020c catalogue in ASCII format. (3 Mb) The catalogue contains source positions, their uncertainties, total VLBA flux density, the VLBA flux density of unresolved components.
  3. rfc_2020c catalogue in key-format format. The catalogue contains source positions. This catalogue can be used as a priori file for VLBI SCHED scheduling software package.
  4. rfc_2020c catalogue in blokq format. The catalogue contains source positions and their uncertainties. This catalogue can be used as a priori file for library VTD and VLBI analysis software package Post-Solve.
  5. Interactive VLBI calibrator search tool among sources in the rfc_2020c catalogue.

Astrophysics Information

  1. Images and calibrated uv data for compact sources at S, C, X, U, K, Q, and W bands in one compressed tar.bz2 file is available (141 Gb). For many sources images for more than one epoch are available.
  2. Single dish spectrum for 15,413 sources from published results determined with the use of the CATS database. NB: the estimates of flux density are NOT simultaneous. Since the majority of sources are variable, these estimates of the spectrum are not always reliable. Estimates of spectrum for some sources may be wrong due to errors in the database of singe dish flux measurements.

Geophysics Results

Station positions and velocities

Positions of 200 stations and their velocities were estimated as global parameters. Station positions are given on epoch 2000.01.01. Boundary conditions were selected in such a way that source positions, station positions and velocities are compatible with USNO series of the Earth orientation parameters finals.all and finals.daily.

Station positions catalogue from dual-band XS and XC observations Format description
Station positions catalogue from X-band only observations Format description
Station positions catalogue from C-band only observations Format description
Station positions catalogue from K-band only observations Format description
Station velocity catalogue Format description
Empirical model of aharmonic non-linear site motion Format description
Empirical model of harmonic site motion Format description

Antenna axis offsets

Antenna axis offsets from LSQ estimation     rfc_2020c.axof

Earth orientation parameters

Pole coordinates X, Y, UT1 angle, and their rate, daily correction to the nutation in longitude and nutation in obliquity were estimated for each session separately.

EOP time series in Solve EOB format Format description
EOP time series in Solve NUT format Format description
EOP time series in IVS format Format description
Correlations between EOP estimates Format description

Statistics

Wrms for each session Format description
Wrms for each session Format description
List of detected sources at X-band at each session  
List of detected sources at K-band at each session  
List of detected sources at C-band at each session  
List of detected sources at S-band at each session  
Summary of detected sources at X/S  
Summary of detected sources at X/C  
Summary of observed sources at X-band  
Summary of observed sources at K-band  
Summary of observed sources at C-band  
Summary of observed sources at S-band  

Miscellaneous

Control file for batch Solve solution. Description of Solve batch control language.

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