Information on Service 'Liverpool Quasar Lens Monitoring'

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This collection includes optical monitorings of gravitationally lensed quasars. The frames can be used to make light curves of quasar images and field objects. From quasar light curves, one may measure time delays and flux ratios, analyse variability and chromaticity, etc. These direct analyses/measurements are basic tools for different astrophysical studies, e.g., expansion rate of the Universe, mechanism of intrinsic variability in quasars, accretion disk structure, supermassive black holes, dark halos of galaxies (dust, collapsed dark matter, smoothly distributed dark matter,...)

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Input Fields

The following fields are available to provide input to the service (with some renderers, some of these fields may be unavailable):

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
airmass Air mass Air mass at center of observation N/A obs.airMass
background Background Background in counts ct.s**-1 instr.background
bandpassId Bandpass Freeform name of the bandpass used N/A VOX:BandPass_ID
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d VOX:Image_MJDateObs
exposure Exp. time Exposure time s time.duration;obs.exposure
object Target Object Object observed, Simbad resolvable identifier N/A meta.id
seeing Seeing Estimate for seeing at observation time arcsec instr.obsty.seeing

Default Output Fields

The following fields are contained in the output by default. More fields may be available for selection; these would be given below in the VOTable output fields.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A N/A
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte VOX:Image_FileSize
airmass Air mass Air mass at center of observation N/A obs.airMass
background Background Background in counts ct.s**-1 instr.background
bandpassId Bandpass Freeform name of the bandpass used N/A VOX:BandPass_ID
exposure Exp. time Exposure time s time.duration;obs.exposure
moondist Lunar dist. Lunar distance from target deg pos.angDistance
moonfrac Moon illum. Fraction of illuminated area of the moon at obs. time N/A arith.ratio
object Target Object Object observed, Simbad resolvable identifier N/A meta.id
seeing Seeing Estimate for seeing at observation time arcsec instr.obsty.seeing
startTime UT of obs. start UT at start of observation N/A time.start

VOTable Output Fields

The following fields are available in VOTable output. The verbosity level is a number intended to represent the relative importance of the field on a scale of 1 to 30. The services take a VERB argument. A field is included in the output if their verbosity level is less or equal VERB*10.

NameTable Head DescriptionUnitUCD Verb. Level
centerAlpha Ctr. RA Approximate center of image, RA deg POS_EQ_RA_MAIN 0
centerDelta Ctr. Dec Approximate center of image, Dec deg POS_EQ_DEC_MAIN 0
imageTitle Title Synthetic name of the image N/A VOX:Image_Title 0
dateObs Obs. date Epoch at midpoint of observation d VOX:Image_MJDateObs 0
accref Product key Access key for the data N/A N/A 1
bandpassId Bandpass Freeform name of the bandpass used N/A VOX:BandPass_ID 10
accsize File size Size of the data in bytes byte VOX:Image_FileSize 11
pixelScale Scales The pixel scale on each image axis deg/pix VOX:Image_Scale 12
instId Instrument Identifier of the originating instrument N/A INST_ID 15
pixelSize Axes Lengths Number of pixels along each of the axes pix VOX:Image_Naxis 15
startTime UT of obs. start UT at start of observation N/A time.start 20
object Target Object Object observed, Simbad resolvable identifier N/A meta.id 20
exposure Exp. time Exposure time s time.duration;obs.exposure 20
airmass Air mass Air mass at center of observation N/A obs.airMass 20
moonfrac Moon illum. Fraction of illuminated area of the moon at obs. time N/A arith.ratio 20
moondist Lunar dist. Lunar distance from target deg pos.angDistance 20
background Background Background in counts ct.s**-1 instr.background 20
seeing Seeing Estimate for seeing at observation time arcsec instr.obsty.seeing 20
mime Type MIME type of the file served N/A N/A 20
nAxes #axes Number of axes in data N/A VOX:Image_Naxes 20
refFrame Ref. Frame Coordinate system reference frame N/A VOX:STC_CoordRefFrame 20
wcs_equinox Equinox Equinox of the given coordinates yr VOX:STC_CoordEquinox 20
wcs_projection Proj. FITS WCS projection type N/A VOX:WCS_CoordProjection 20
wcs_refPixel Ref. pixel WCS reference pixel pix VOX:WCS_CoordRefPixel 20
wcs_refValues Ref. values World coordinates at WCS reference pixel deg VOX:WCS_CoordRefValue 20
wcs_cdmatrix CD matrix FITS WCS CDij matrix deg/pix VOX:WCS_CDMatrix 20
bandpassUnit Bandpass unit Unit of bandpass specifications (always m). N/A VOX:BandPass_Unit 20
bandpassRefval Band Ref. Characteristic quantity for the bandpass of the image m VOX:BandPass_RefValue 20
bandpassHi Band upper Upper limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_HiLimit 20
bandpassLo Band lower Lower limit of the bandpass (in BandPass_Unit units) m VOX:BandPass_LoLimit 20
pixflags P. Flags Flags specifying the processing done (C-original; F-resampled; Z-fluxes valid; X-not resampled; V-for display only N/A VOX:Image_PixFlags 20
coverage Coverage Field covered by the image deg N/A 20
creation_date Creation Date Date of FITS file creation d time.creation 20
type Obs. Type Type of the observation (Science, Flat...) N/A meta.code.class 20
raw_object Target Object (Header) Object observed as given in the header N/A meta.id 20
observatory Observed at Observatory of origin for this frame N/A meta.id;instr.obsty 20
telescope Telescope Telescope used to obtain the frame N/A instr.tel 20
instrument Instrument Identifier of the originating instrument N/A N/A 20
detector Detector Detector used N/A meta.id;instr 20
l1sat Saturated? Saturation of the brightest object in the field ct instr.saturation;stat.max 20
owner Owner Owner of the data N/A N/A 25
embargo Embargo ends Date the data will become/became public a N/A 25

Copyright, License, Acknowledgements

The Liverpool robotic telescope frames have been obtained from different observational programmes conducted by the GLENDAMA team, and are in the public domain. Additional information (Liverpool Quasar Lens Monitoring project, data releases and other scientific outputs, etc) are available at the GLENDAMA Web Site.

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