Lectures

JWST Community Lecture Series - The Proposal Planning Process for NIRSpec Observations That Use the Micro-Shutter Assembly (MSA) (T. Beck)

Tue 9 May 2017
Location:

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Time:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Description:

The Near-Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec) is the work-horse spectrograph at 0.6-5μm for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). A showcase observing mode of NIRSpec is the Multi- Object Spectroscopy (MOS) mode using configurable shutters in the Micro-Shutter Assembly (MSA). Observations for science or target acquisition that use the MSA are planned and must execute at a specific fixed orient, which in most cases will require a multi-stream observing process. In this talk, I will describe the NIRSpec MSA used for science and standard target acquisition, discuss the multi-step NIRSpec MOS observing process, highlight constraints on planning proposals for NIRSpec MSA-based observations, and discuss the option of same cycle pre-imaging using the JWST NIRCam instrument.

JWST Community Lecture Series - The Proposal Planning Process for NIRSpec Observations That Use the Micro-Shutter Assembly (MSA) (T. Beck) Materials

May 9, 2017

 

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