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9.4 Coordinated Observations
(This item is required only for GO Proposals)
If you have plans for conducting coordinated observations with other facilities that affect the HST scheduling, please describe them here (examples are coordinated or simultaneous observations with other spacecraft or ground-based observatories). Describe how those observations will affect the scheduling.
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).
9.4.1 Joint HST-Chandra Observations
Proposers requesting joint HST-Chandra observations (see Section 3.5) must 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 16 in mid-December 2013.
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 16 period when detailed feasibility checks will be made.
Proposers requesting joint HST-Chandra observations must specify whether they were awarded Chandra time in a previous Chandra or HST cycle for similar or related observations
9.4.2 Joint HST-Spitzer Observations
Proposers requesting joint HST-Spitzer observations (see Section 3.6) must 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 (help@spitzer.caltech.edu). 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-Spitzer observations must specify whether they were awarded Spitzer time in a previous cycle for similar or related observations.
9.4.3 Joint HST/XMM-Newton Observations
Proposers requesting joint HST/XMM-Newton observations (see Section 3.7) must provide a full and comprehensive technical justification for the XMM-Newton portion of their program, including
Proposers requesting joint HST/XMM-Newton observations must specify whether they were awarded time in a previous XMM-Newton or HST cycle for similar or related observations.
Technical documentation about XMM-Newton is available from the XMM-Newton webpage.
9.4.4 Joint HST-NOAO Observations
Proposers requesting joint HST-NOAO observations (see Section 3.8) must provide a full and comprehensive scientific and technical justification for the NOAO portion of their program, including:
Successful proposers will be asked to supply additional details about the observations, i.e., the same details required for NOAO proposals for the particular telescope/instrument. This ‘Phase II - NOAO’ information must be submitted by the September 25, 2014 NOAO deadline for the Spring 2015 semester. Submission instructions will be forthcoming following notification of the results of the HST review.
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 noaoprop-help@noao.edu. NOAO will perform feasibility checks on any approved proposals.
Proposers requesting joint HST-NOAO observations must specify whether they were recently (in the last two years) awarded NOAO time for similar or related observations.
9.4.5 Joint HST-NRAO Observations
Proposers requesting joint HST-NRAO observations (see Section 3.9) must provide:
NRAO plans to make up to 3% of VLA, VLBA, and GBT observing time available for this opportunity with a maximum of 5% in any array configuration and including an 18-month period close to the HST Cycle 22 such that all VLA configurations are available. A VLA configuration schedule is published at
https://science.nrao.edu/facilities/vla/proposing/configpropdeadlines
Detailed technical information concerning the NRAO telescopes can be found at:
In January 2014, technical information required for a proposal can be found at:
For the VLA, joint proposals may only use capabilities defined as "general observing" in the 2014B Call for Proposals, which will be available in January 2014 at https://science.nrao.edu/observing/call-for-proposals. Technical questions about proposing or observing for NRAO telescopes (whose answers are not found in the above links) should be posted to the NRAO helpdesk.
If approved for NRAO time, successful PIs will be contacted by the NRAO Scheduling Officers (schedsoc@nrao.edu for the VLA/VLBA and gbtime@nrao.edu 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.

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