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Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph
Phase I: CCD Spectroscopic Performance Monitor

STIS Cycle-18 Calibration Phase-1 Template

Last Revised:			Oct. 7, 2010
Proposal ID:		 	12411	
Title:					CCD Spectroscopic Performance Monitor
PI:						R. A. Osten
Co-I(s):				A. Bostroem, C. Proffitt

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# Orbit estimates are TOTAL for all of cycle-18; assume 52 weeks) 

Total Prime Orbits:             5
External Parallel Orbits:       0
Internals or no-impact orbits:  0
Comments on orbit estimate:     3 orbits for 3x1 orbit L mode monitoring, 2 orbits for
				1x2 orbit M mode monitoring + verification of CTE


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# This section should be written with a GO audience in mind -- use 
# Calibration plans in WFPC-2 handbook as a guide.

Purpose:                        monitor the spectroscopic sensitivity of the CCDS
				using both low- and medium-resolution grating settings to
				reveal any contamination issues which might affect the
				spectroscopic throughput. 
Description:                    This calibration program will monitor the spectroscopic sensitivity
				of CCD spectroscopic settings using the same high-declination
				calibration standard.  Results will be ratioed to the first
				observations to detect any trends.
				Every 2 months, the L-modes will
				be observed at settings which cover both the nominal position
				and the recommended E1 position which places the spectrum closer to
				the CCD readout.  These visits comprise one orbit for each visit.
				This program also monitors the medium-resolution gratings, with one 					      visit.  This visit takes observations at 2 central wavelength
				settings of G230MB and G430M, at each of the nominal and E1 pseduo-aperture
				positions, and at 1 central wavelength setting of G750M (with the 
				addition of an observation at the pseudo-aperature position to the 
				that at the nominal position).
Accuracy:                       minimum S/N of 50 at the wavelength of least sensitivity
Comments on Accuracy:   
Products: 			Interim reports and ISRs on sensitivity.  Update of TDS reference file.



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# Link to Cycle 18 Science
# Use the GO + GTO Phase 1 exposure  listing and derived statistics
# posted on WWW.

Fraction of science programs supported by this calibration:     19% of STIS observations
are made with L-mode settings, 29% with M-modes (percentages based on exposure times)

List categories of science which can't be executed until after this proposal:
why:

List categories of science which are best performed contemporaneous with 
this proposal:
why:

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# THE REST OF THIS FORM IS FOR INTERNAL USE
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Observation summary:
		take spectra of AGK+81D266 in the L modes and M modes, perform check of CTE
		at high SNR


 Target Name.............................:	AGK+81D266
RA......................................:	09H21M19.2200S	
Dec.....................................:	+81D43'28.10"
Flux (and units)........................:	V=11.92, B-V=-0.33
Visibility window (if known or relevant): 	constant
Comment on choice of target:  Permits access to the same standard throughout the
                             year.

# Exposure list plan at the Phase I level. Be as complete as reasonable. 
# If possible information should be complete enough to allow easy 
# submission of a Phase 2 from this form. However, if you have to leave
# some of the fields blank below, or want to provide the information
# in another format, that is acceptable. (Make sure you do the BOP checking
# though, as this is a phase-1 issue.)

Table of exposures (copy for each exposure as appropriate/desired):

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: CCD ACQ
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACQ
Spectral Element........................: MIRROR
Aperture................................: F28x50LP
Central Wavelength......................: 
Exposure Time...........................:  1.
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230LB
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 2375
Exposure Time...........................: 144. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230LB 
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 2375
Exposure Time...........................:  172.8
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................: 254. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................:  254.0
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:  do not move MSM between 50 and 75

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750L 
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 7751
Exposure Time...........................: 360. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:  do not move MSM between 50 and 75

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750L 
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 7751
Exposure Time...........................:  432.
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: CCDFLAT
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750L
Aperture................................: 0.3x0.09
Central Wavelength......................: 7751
Exposure Time...........................:  2.
Number of Iterations ...................: 1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 

Target or lamp..........................: CCDFLAT
Type of Acquisition.....................: 
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750L 
Aperture................................: 52x0.1
Central Wavelength......................: 7751
Exposure Time...........................:  2
Number of Iterations ...................: 
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: 
Comments:  L modes to be monitored every fourth month.




Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:CCD ACQ
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACQ
Spectral Element........................: MIRROR 
Aperture................................: 28x50LP
Central Wavelength......................: 
Exposure Time...........................:  1
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:

Target or lamp..........................:AGK+81D266 
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230MB
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 1995
Exposure Time...........................: 440. 
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230MB
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 1995
Exposure Time...........................: 440. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230MB
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 2416
Exposure Time...........................:  180.
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G230MB
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 2416
Exposure Time...........................: 180. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430M
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 3165
Exposure Time...........................: 120. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430M
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 3165
Exposure Time...........................: 120. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%`

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430M
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 4194
Exposure Time...........................:  120.
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430M
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4194
Exposure Time...........................:  120.
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................: 50. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: CR_SPLIT=2, POS TARG 0.0, -20.89; 
					  MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300 
Exposure Time...........................: 50. 
Number of Iterations ...................:1
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0,-10.445;
					 MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................: 50. 
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0, 0.0;
                                         MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%


Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................: 50. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0,11.1;
                                         MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%


Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................: 50. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0,16.65;                                         				     MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%


Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................:  50.
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0, 0.0;
                                         MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%


Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G430L
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 4300
Exposure Time...........................:  50.
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:CR-SPLIT=2; POS TARG 0.0,22.2;
                                         MAX DUR 100.%, Min DUR 99%


Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750M
Aperture................................: 52x2
Central Wavelength......................: 7283
Exposure Time...........................:  120.
Number of Iterations ...................:1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: AGK+81D266
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750M
Aperture................................: 52x2E1
Central Wavelength......................: 7283
Exposure Time...........................: 120. 
Number of Iterations ...................: 1.
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........: MAX DUR 100%

Target or lamp..........................: CCDFLAT
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750M
Aperture................................: 0.3x0.09
Central Wavelength......................: 7283
Exposure Time...........................:  2
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:

Target or lamp..........................: CCDFLAT
Type of Acquisition.....................:
Detector for observation................: CCD
Operating mode .........................: ACCUM
Spectral Element........................: G750M
Aperture................................: 52x0.1
Central Wavelength......................: 7283
Exposure Time...........................:  2
Number of Iterations ...................:
BOP Predicted Local Count Rate for MAMA.:
BOP Predicted Global Count Rate for MAMA:
ETC PID IDs for Count Rates.............:
Special Requirements or options.........:
Comments:  Each of the 3 medium resolution modes are to be observed once.



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# Special needs of this proposal?

Scheduling: L modes observed every fourth month, M modes to be observed once.

Prerequisites: (e.g., specific SMOV proposal; command development?)

PDB update?               (Specify table name if known e.g. SIAF).
On-board table update?    (Specify table name if known e.g. CCDBadPixelTable)

# Special Requirements:
Real time?                N
Special commanding?       N
Quick Data turnaround?    N
Special timing required?  Y
Other?                    N
Describe (& justify) special requirements:

Frequency of observations as described above.

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# Analysis Plan

Expected FTE weeks for analysis: 3                    
Required turnaround on analysis (weeks): 4 
Data volume (Mb needed for analysis): 300 
Special software needed for analysis? (Describe): IRAF/IDL scripts in place
   and under development. 
Description of analysis plans: Prepare comparative plots relative to baseline
   within 4 weeks of each observation set; prepare interim and final 
   reports on same.  Update TDS reference files as necessary.