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PostScript Encapsulation Guidelines for Proposal Submission

This guide contains 6 files:

graphics.tex       How to do ... (LaTeX version)        How to do ... (PostScript version)
sgi9259.eps        Figure to be encapsulated
sgi9279.eps        Figure to be encapsulated
sgi9289.eps        Figure to be encapsulated

Please copy ALL the files to your own machine. The file is a PostScript document which describes how to encapsulate figures. This document is ready to be printed on your PostScript printer (please note that this is compiled in the US, and may not be printable on all non-US printers due to different paper size).

The LaTeX version of the same document (graphics.tex) is also available, and this will serve as an example for practical use. The three "*.eps" files are postscript figures which are encapsulated in the "graphics" document, both in simple ways and in less simple ways.

Reading the document, and checking against the LaTeX file, should make it possible for even unexperienced LaTeX users to encapsulate figures in their HST proposals.

Further information:

For more information about the interaction of LaTeX and PostScript, refer to the DVIPS manual, written by Tomas Rokicki, and distributed with his dvips program.

For more information about the PostScript language itself, the language guides published by Addison-Wesley remain extremely useful. They include a language tutorial (the Blue book), a language reference manual (the Red book), and a programmer's guide (the Green book). The red book has been superseded by a reference manual for level 2 PostScript, however.

This information hasn't been updated in several cycles. For more information on using LaTeX and PostScript, the best source is just doing a Google search.

Release Documents

    The Call for Proposals describes the policies and procedures for submitting a HST Phase I proposal. Go to the CP.

    The Primer provides an introductory overview of the Hubble Space Telescope and explains how to calculate the appropriate number of orbits for an observing proposal. Go to the Primer.

    Science Justification Templates for Cycle 27 HST Phase I

  • Full Set of HST Documentation

HST Phase I Roadmap

    The Roadmap is a step-by-step guide to proposing and submitting an HST proposal. Download APT here.

DD Time

Up to 10% of the available HST observing time may be reserved for Director's Discretionary (DD) allocation.

Mid-Cycle Proposals

Up to 200 orbits per cycle will be available for Mid-Cycle GO programs. Mid-Cycle programs were initiated in Cycle 23 to provide the community with an opportunity to propose for in-cycle observations of recently-discovered, non-variable objects. As such, they complement Director’s Discretionary programs, which target unexpected transient phenomena and time-critical observations..

Special Programs from Past Cycles

Status of Current and Past Programs:

Past Proposal Opportunities