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NICMOS Proposing Example - 7

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Proposal_Information
              Title: NICMOS Examples of Attached Parallels
  Proposal_Category: GO
Scientific_Category: COSMOLOGY
              Cycle: 7


Investigators

            PI_Name: Joan Smith
     PI_Institution: University 1


           CoI_Name: John Brown
    CoI_Institution: University 2
            Contact: 


Abstract:
Examples of NICMOS ATTACHED PARALLELS, including suggested MULTIACCUM
sequences.


Questions


    Observing_Description:
As described in the NICMOS Handbook (pp. 27-28) and in the Phase 2
Update, proposers are asked to add attached parallels to their NICMOS
primary observations, whenever this does not affect the primary
science.
Attached parallels are defined as observations in the two NICMOS cameras
which are not used for the primary science.
Some proposers may have already requested the use of all three Cameras
for their science, but some other may have not (e.g., it is not needed
for their science). Those who didn't, should follow the guidelines
given in the Handbook and the Phase 2 Update. It should be kept in
mind that there is the potential for the three NICMOS Cameras to come
back to parfocality once in orbit.
Since attached parallels will be most useful when long integration times
are available, the recommendation is to add attached parallels whenever
the exposure times in the prime Camera are LONGER than 10 minutes at EACH
fixed telescope pointing.
Below two examples are given (one for each visit) of attached parallels:
one for broad band filters, to be applied to extragalactic observations,
to Galactic Plane observations, and to Molecular Cloud observations
when more than 4 orbits are available (see the Handbook); the other
for narrow band filters, which should be implemented when observations of
Molecular clouds require less than 4 orbits.
For illustrative purposes, in the first example, NIC2 is the primary
Camera; in the second example NIC1 is primary.
The suggested readout mode is MULTIACCUM, with the sequence SPARSE256, in
all cases.
N.B.: In general, users should define a Generic Target (see below) for the 
NICMOS attached parallels. In this way, they will not need to specify a value 
of the ORIENT for the pointings of the parallel detectors. The same Generic 
Target can be used for all exposures and all visits in the proposal. The 
specification of the Generic Target is not needed when the primary observation
 already requires an ORIENT. 
Proposers are encouraged to process through RPS2 their primary proposal,
BEFORE adding the attached parallels, to ensure that the efficiency of the
observations is not affected by the subsequent addition of attached parallels.

  Real_Time_Justification:


Calibration_Justification:


      Additional_Comments:



Fixed_Targets

  Target_Number: 1
    Target_Name: HDF
Alternate_Names: Hubble,Deep
    Description: GALAXY,PROTOGALAXY
       Position: RA=12H 36M 49.40S +/- 0.02S,DEC=62D 10' 58.0" +/- 0.7"
        Equinox: J2000
        RV_or_Z: 
          RA_PM: 0.0
         Dec_PM: 0.0
          Epoch: 
Annual_Parallax: 0.0
           Flux: 
                F(1.60)=0.00
       Comments: The value of the flux is in units of Jy, at 1.6 microns

  Target_Number: 2
    Target_Name: MC
Alternate_Names: Molecular,Cloud
    Description: ISM
       Position: RA=14H 36M 49.40S +/- 0.02S,DEC=02D 10' 58.0" +/- 0.7"
        Equinox: J2000
        RV_or_Z: 
          RA_PM: 0.0
         Dec_PM: 0.0
          Epoch: 
Annual_Parallax: 0.0
           Flux: 
                F(1.60)=0.00
       Comments: The value of the flux is in units of Jy, at 1.6 microns


Solar_System_Targets


Generic_Targets

  Target_Number: 3
    Target_Name: PARALLEL-TARGET-1
    Description: UNIDENTIFIED,INFRARED EMITTER,BLANK FIELD
       Criteria: 
           Flux: 
                V = 22
                B-V = 0.86 +/- 0.2
       Comments: GENERIC TARGET FOR ATTACHED PARALLEL OBSERVATIONS. ACTUAL 
POINTING IS NOT CRITICAL.

Scan_Data


Visits

      Visit_Number: 01
Visit_Requirements: 
  On_Hold_Comments: 
    Visit_Comments: In this visit, the primary observation is towards (e.g.)
extralactic targets; NIC2 is the primary Camera; in the primary exposure, the Special requirement PAR 2-3 WITH 1 must be specified.

     Exposure_Number: 1
         Target_Name: HDF
              Config: NIC2
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC2
          Sp_Element: F160W
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=STEP256,NSAMP=12
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
                PAR 2-3  WITH 1
            Comments: 

     Exposure_Number: 2
         Target_Name: PARALLEL-TARGET-1
              Config: NIC1
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC1
          Sp_Element: F160W
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=SPARS256,NSAMP=4
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
            Comments: the filter should be changed to F110W during the subsequent exposure, if multifilter observations of the same target are obtained.

     Exposure_Number: 3
         Target_Name: PARALLEL-TARGET-1
              Config: NIC3
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC3
          Sp_Element: F110W
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=SPARS256,NSAMP=4
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
            Comments: the filter should be changed to F160W during the subsequent exposure, if multifilter observations of the same target are obtained.

      Visit_Number: 02
Visit_Requirements: 
  On_Hold_Comments: 
    Visit_Comments: In this visit, the primary observation is towards a
Molecular Cloud and the total time allocation is less than 4 orbits;
NIC1 is the primary Camera; in the primary exposure, the Special requirement
PAR 2-3 WITH 1 must be specified.

     Exposure_Number: 1
         Target_Name: MC
              Config: NIC1
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC1
          Sp_Element: F166N
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=STEP256,NSAMP=12
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
                PAR 2-3  WITH 1
            Comments: 

     Exposure_Number: 2
         Target_Name: PARALLEL-TARGET-1
              Config: NIC2
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC2
          Sp_Element: F212N
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=SPARS256,NSAMP=4
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
            Comments: the filter should be changed to F215N during the subsequent exposure, if multifilter observations of the same target are obtained.

     Exposure_Number: 3
         Target_Name: PARALLEL-TARGET-1
              Config: NIC3
              Opmode: MULTIACCUM
            Aperture: NIC3
          Sp_Element: F164N
          Wavelength: 
 Optional_Parameters: SAMP-SEQ=SPARS256,NSAMP=4
Number_of_Iterations: 1
   Time_Per_Exposure: DEF
Special_Requirements: 
            Comments: the filter should be changed to F166N during the subsequent exposure, if multifilter observations of the same target are obtained.

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