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Observation Preparation

This section mainly describes how to prepare and check GRACES observations. Setting up acquisition and observing sequences at Phase II is not intuitive until one is quite experienced (and maybe even not then). An important key to successful observation preparation is to start from the template observations generated by the Observing Tool from the configuration specified in yout observing proposal. Preparing observing sequences involves much more than setting up the observation of the target; the complete observing sequences must include "acquisition observations" (e.g., for finding the target and putting it in the spectrograph fiber). In addition, observations of telluric and/or flux and/or radial velocity standards could be needed.