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Note that for longer integration times (> 5h), the factor f is expected to increase slowly (e.g. for = 5h). For broad weak lines, because of baseline problems, it is advisable to multiply the observing times by 1.6 or so, so that 2 independent sets of data can be obtained.

If we had used the PSW mode instead of the WSW one, although theoretically R decreases, poorer baselines would probably lead to an increase of the total observing time. The corresponding factor is difficult to figure out as it depends on the atmospheric conditions. A factor of on would however be recommended for weak signals.

Robert Lucas
Thu Mar 9 12:14:01 MET 1995