Merger discussion for Upper tangent arc
An article that you have been involved in editing—Upper tangent arc —has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Pierre cb (talk) 04:00, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Comments on COBRA
You ask about the spectral coverage of the COBRA spectrometer. First, thanks a lot for being such a careful reader.
I agree that my listing 800 GHz as the top frequency is an error, and there are data up to 900 GHz. I changed the page to fix that.
The resolution of the instrument is 0.435 wavenumbers ( 1 wavenumber is 15 GHz) . THis is published in a Review of Scientific Instruments paper, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 63 (6), June 1992, page 3249, ff. However, the data in the resport on spectral measurements has a spectral resolution of 0.45 cm-1.
It is true that the data published in Phys Rev Letters start at 2 cm-1, or 60 GHz, but looking at Herb Gush's and my own notebooks on this instrument, the data are useful above the first resolution element, so starting at 0.91 cm-1 = 27.3 GHz. I had written 15 GHz to indicate the resoluton, as published in RSI, but I now have written 27 to indicate the lowest frequency with a reliable power measurements.
Yes--I know both Lambda and wikipedia are supposed to be referred to real literature and not be original documents. As an author of Lambda, I felt conflicted about just going in and editing that, too. So, I did not. Again, I am grateful for the careful attention you are paying to this.
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