CIRPASS Proposal Checklist
To demonstrate technical feasibility you may wish to consider the following checklist when writing
your telescope proposal:
- Have you specified the spatial sampling?
- Specify a nod amplitude to obtain sky frames. However, keep in mind that if the science
target fills the field-of-view of CIRPASS, you will need to specify
a large sky offset position.
- If your science target is larger than the field-of-view of CIRPASS,
you will need to specify a mosaic pattern. Be sure to include the overheads
in your time estimates.
- Telescope peripheral wavefront sensors:
- Expected image quality:
- What is the expected image quality? What is the minimum image quality necessary for the science?
- Is this performance consistent with the expected performance
of the system? Have you included an estimate of the
- What calibration data are required for your program?
- Is the nightly baseline calibration sufficient, or
will special spectrophotometric star observations be required? Have you included observing time (and
overheads) for any special calibrations in your time estimate?
- Do you have any PSF calibration requirements for your program? If highly accurate knowledge
of the PSF is needed, special observations of standards need to be carefully planned. Are
these requirements described in your proposal? Include the overheads in your time estimates.
- Observing time:
- Are overheads accounted for in the requested time?
Last update August 26, 2001; Phil Puxley