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KI V2 Sensitivity and Observing parameters

This page contains KI sensitivity and instrument details for proposal and observation planning for V2 observations. In the V2 mode the main data product is the normalized visibility amplitude squared for a given source. Integrations on the target source and calibrators are interleaved in time, where each integration comprises fringe tracking data and all necessary calibrations. See the data overview for more details on the data.

Updates for 2009B call for proposals: Two new modes of visibility observing are available for shared-risk science in 2009B - self-phase referencing (V2-SPR) and L-band. The sensitivity values given below are based on current performance for these modes and while every effort will be made to perform proposed science observations, no guarantees are made for shared-risk observing.

The V2 mode is open for proposals from all Keck users (UC, Caltech, UH, NASA and NOAO TACs). The sensitivity values below are based on past interferometer performance in good weather. The interferometer performance degrades substantially in poor seeing.

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