If you have plans for supporting observations that do not
affect HST scheduling, then do not
describe them here. If they improve your science case, then describe them in the ‘Scientific Justification’ section of the proposal (see Section 9.1
Proposers requesting joint HST-Chandra observations (see Section 3.5
provide a full and comprehensive technical justification for the Chandra portion of their program. This justification must include:
Proposers should note the current restrictions on observing time as a function of pitch angle of the satellite. Refer to Section 3.3.3 of the Chandra Proposers’ Observatory Guide
for detailed information. Proposers should check the pitch angles of their targets and be sure that any constraints they request do not render the proposed observation infeasible. The Chandra Proposal Documentation and observation planning software will be updated for their Cycle 18 in late 2015.
Technical documentation about Chandra is available from the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC) webpage
, which also provides access to the Chandra Help Desk. The primary document is the Proposer’s Observatory Guide,
available from the Chandra Proposal Information webpage
. Full specification of approved observations will be requested during the Chandra Cycle 18 period when detailed feasibility checks will be made.
Proposers requesting joint HST-Spitzer observations (see Section 3.6
provide a full and comprehensive technical justification for the Spitzer portion of their program. All observations must use the IRAC Post-Cryo Mapping observing mode only. This justification must include:
Technical documentation about the Spitzer Space Telescope is available from the Spitzer Science Center (SSC) webpage
, which also provides access to the Spitzer Helpdesk (firstname.lastname@example.org
). The primary document is the Spitzer Observer’s Manual – Warm Mission, available, together with other relevant documents, from the Proposal Kit webpage
. The SSC strongly recommends that observers proposing Spitzer observations estimate the required observing time using Spot
, the Spitzer proposal planning software, also available from the online Proposal Kit.
Proposers requesting joint HST/XMM-Newton observations (see Section 3.7
provide a full and comprehensive technical justification for the XMM-Newton portion of their program, including
Proposers requesting joint HST-NOAO observations (see Section 3.8
provide a full and comprehensive scientific and technical justification for the NOAO portion of their program, including:
Technical documentation about the NOAO facilities is available from the NOAO webpage
. Questions may be directed to the NOAO Proposal Help Desk by e-mail to email@example.com
. NOAO will perform feasibility checks on any approved proposals.
If approved for NRAO time, successful PIs will be contacted by the NRAO Scheduling Officers (firstname.lastname@example.org
for the VLA/VLBA and email@example.com
for the GBT). The successful PIs for GBT projects will be responsible for organizing the project's information in the GBT Dynamic Scheduling Software and for carrying out their GBT observations. For the VLA and VLBA, the PIs will be responsible for submitting scheduling blocks to the telescopes' dynamic queues. Projects requiring simultaneous HST-NRAO observations will be performed on fixed dates. In conjunction with HST, the NRAO Scheduling Officers will inform the PIs of those dates and times, and the PIs will be responsible for submitting scheduling blocks two weeks prior to the observations.