Planning Solar System Observations with JWST in Cycle 1

Tue 13 Feb 2018

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)
3700 San Martin Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218


10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


In light of the April 6, 2018 deadline for JWST Cycle 1 observing proposals, this 4-hour webinar will summarize JWST planning tools and their application to observations of solar system targets. These tools include the:

  • Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT)
  • Exposure Time Calculator (ETC)
  • Target Visibility Tool
  • Best practices for Solar System proposers. 

Operational constraints that affect observations of solar system targets will be summarized and include:

  • Bright limits
  • Pointing constraints
  • Track rates
  • The impact of ephemeris uncertainties on certain observing modes.

Science instrument capabilities and applications will be briefly summarized, but are described extensively in 12 papers in PASP v128, 959 & 960 (2016).

Planning Solar System Observations with JWST in Cycle 1 Materials

February 13, 2018

For technical assistance, please contact the JWST Help Desk.

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.