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Screen brightness using Fn keys in i3wm on Lenovo Thinkpad X260 0

Screen brightness using Fn keys in i3wm on Lenovo Thinkpad X260

Screen brightness using Fn keys in i3wm I got a new laptop for work, Lenovo Thinkpad X260. Installed Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus without much problem.There are several Fn-hotkeys for the F1-F12 keys, most of...

Installing SMA MIRIAD on Ubuntu (2014/05) 0

Installing SMA MIRIAD on Ubuntu (2014/05)

What is MIRIAD? See http://bima.astro.umd.edu/miriad/ for information. Edit : Tested on the Ubuntu 13.04 Raring RingtailEdit2 : Tested on the Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Edit3 : Tested on the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr I am not...

TP-Link WN725N v2 WIFI on the Raspberry PI 0

TP-Link WN725N v2 WIFI on the Raspberry PI

TP-Link WN725N v2 on Raspberry Pi at N speeds (150 Mbps). So I managed to get the wireless nano-dongle to work on one of my Raspberry Pi’s. It’s a TP-Link WN725N version 2. It...

RATRAN : get RESTFREQ written to FITS file 0

RATRAN : get RESTFREQ written to FITS file

Current versions of RATRAN (http://www.sron.rug.nl/~vdtak/ratran/) does not put the FITS keyword RESTFREQ and the corresponding value in the output FITS-files by default. Below is a quick fix that I forgot to note down when...

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Atmospheric transmission curve for Plateau de Bure Interferometer

I tried to find the atmospheric transmission curve for Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) site the other day. There is no plot/data file showing the atmospheric transmission for the Plateaude Bure Interferometer site! Then...

Querying Splatalogue.net with a Python script 2

Querying Splatalogue.net with a Python script

I have written a Python script/module to query the Splatalogue.net spectral line catalog compilation. It does not rely on any SPLAT-VO protocol at all. It queries the database through the normal web interface, which...

Interoperating GILDAS and MIRIAD, attempt 1 0

Interoperating GILDAS and MIRIAD, attempt 1

EDIT: There is a guide for interoperating GILDAS and MIRIAD here : http://www.iram.fr/~gildas/gildas-miriad/ I am now trying to work with data from the Submillimeter Array (SMA), calibrated in IDL with the MIR package, continuum subtracted in...