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Cycle 20 Phase II Proposal Instructions
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HST Phase II Proposal Instructions for Cycle 20
Part I: Phase II Proposal Writing
Chapter 1: About This Document
1.1 Document Design and Structure
1.2 Changes Since the Previous Cycle
1.3 Document Presentation
1.4 Technical Content
1.5 Where to Find Additional Information
1.6 Some Pointers in PDF and APT JavaHelp
Chapter 2: The Basics of Phase II Proposals
2.1 How to Prepare and Submit Phase II Information
2.2 What to Submit
2.3 General Instructions
2.4 Examples and General Advice
2.5 Text Proposal File
Chapter 3: Fixed and Generic Targets
3.1 Target Number [Target_Number]
3.2 Target Name [Target_Name and Alternate_Names]
3.3 Target Category and Target Description [Description]
3.4 Target Position Type[Position]
3.5 Equinox for Coordinates [Equinox]
3.6 Coordinate Reference Frame [Reference_Frame]
3.7 Radial Velocity or Redshift [RV_ or _Z]
3.8 Is Proper Motion or Parallax Relevant?
3.9 Flux Data [Flux and Other_Fluxes]
3.10 Bright-Object Constraints
3.11 Comments [Comments]
3.12 Generic Targets List [Generic_Targets]
3.13 Getting Coordinates Coordinated
Chapter 4: Solar System Targets
4.1 Target Number [Target_Number]
4.2 Target Name [Target_Name]
4.3 Target Description [Description]
4.4 Target Position
4.5 Ephemeris Center [Ephem_Center]
4.6 Ephemeris Uncertainty [Ephem_Uncert]
4.7 Acquisition Uncertainty [Acq_Uncert]
4.8 Observing Windows [Windows]
4.9 Flux Data [Flux and Other_Fluxes]
4.10 Comments [Comments]
4.11 Illustrations of Orbital Longitude
4.12 Examples of Target List Blocks
Chapter 5: Visits, Exposures and Exposure Groups
5.1 Visit Number and Status
5.2 Visit Label [Visit_Label]
5.3 Visit-level Special Requirements[Visit_Requirements]
5.4 On Hold Comments [On_Hold_Comments]
5.5 Visit Comments [Visit_Comments]
5.6 Exposure Number [Exposure_Number]
5.7 Exposure Label [Exposure_Label]
5.8 Target Name [Target_Name]
5.9 Instrument Configuration [Config]
5.10 Operating Mode [Opmode]
5.11 Aperture or Field of View [Aperture]
5.12 Spectral Element [Sp_Element]
5.13 Central Wavelength or Range if Grating or Prism Used [Wavelength]
5.14 Number of Times to Iterate the Exposure[Number_of_Iterations]
5.15 Time per Exposure [Time_Per_Exposure­]
5.16 Exposure-level Comments [Comments]
5.17 Optional Parameters [Optional_Parameters]
5.18 Exposure-level Special Requirements [Special_Requirements]
5.19 Exposure Containers: Exposure Groups, Coordinated Parallels and Patterns
5.20 Subexposures
Chapter 6: Parallel Science Exposures
6.1 Parallel Science Limitations
6.2 Pure Parallels
6.3 Coordinated Parallel Containers
Chapter 7: Special Requirements[Visit and Exposure Special_Requirements]
7.1 Introduction to Special Requirements:Syntax and Rules
7.2 Visit-level Special Requirements
7.3 Exposure-level Special Requirements
Chapter 8: Pointings and Patterns
8.1 Pointing the Telescope
8.2 Introduction to Patterns
8.3 How to Fill Out the Pattern Parameters Form
8.4 Convenience Patterns
Part II: Supported Science Instruments
Chapter 9: Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS)
9.1 Introduction to STIS
9.1 Introduction to STIS
ACQUISITION MODES
9.2 Mode = ACQConfig = STIS/CCD
9.3 Mode = ACQ/PEAKConfig = STIS/CCD
IMAGING AND SPECTROSCOPIC MODES
9.4 Mode = ACCUM Config = STIS/CCD
9.5 Mode = ACCUMConfig = STIS/FUV–MAMA,Config = STIS/NUV–MAMA
9.6 Mode = TIME–TAGConfig = STIS/FUV–MAMA,Config = STIS/NUV–MAMA
REFERENCE INFORMATION
9.7 STIS Central Wavelengths
9.8 STIS Internal Calibration Targets
9.9 STIS Coordinate System
The Official STIS Aperture List for Cycle 20
Chapter 10: Fine Guidance Sensors (FGS)
10.1 Introduction to the FGS
10.2 Mode = POSConfig = FGS
10.3 Mode = TRANSConfig = FGS
10.4 Tables and Illustrations
Chapter 11: Advanced Camerafor Surveys (ACS)
11.1 Introduction to the ACS
11.2 Mode = ACCUMConfig = ACS/WFC
11.3 Mode = ACCUMConfig = ACS/SBC
11.4 Tabular Reference Data
11.5 ACS Aperture Coordinate System
Chapter 12: Cosmic OriginsSpectrograph (COS)
12.1 Introduction to the COS
12.1 Introduction to the COS
ACQUISITION MODES
12.2 Mode = ACQ/SEARCHConfig = COS/FUV
12.3 Mode = ACQ/PEAKXDConfig = COS/FUV
12.4 Mode = ACQ/PEAKDConfig = COS/FUV
12.5 Mode = ACQ/SEARCHConfig = COS/NUV
12.6 Mode = ACQ/IMAGEConfig = COS/NUV
12.7 Mode = ACQ/PEAKXDConfig = COS/NUV
12.8 Mode = ACQ/PEAKDConfig = COS/NUV
OBSERVING MODES
12.9 Mode = TIME-TAGConfig = COS/FUV
12.10 Mode = ACCUMConfig = COS/FUV
12.11 Mode = TIME-TAGConfig = COS/NUV
12.12 Mode = ACCUMConfig = COS/NUV
REFERENCE INFORMATION
12.13 COS Apertures
12.14 COS Spectral Elements and Central Wavelengths
12.15 COS Internal Calibration Targets
12.16 WAVECAL Exposure Parameters
12.17 COS Coordinate System
Chapter 13: Wide Field Camera 3(WFC3)
13.1 Introduction to WFC3
13.2 Mode = ACCUMConfig = WFC3/UVIS
13.3 Mode = MULTIACCUMConfig = WFC3/IR
13.4 Tabular Reference Data
13.5 WFC3 Aperture Coordinate System

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