To demonstrate technical feasibility you may wish to consider the following checklist
when writing your telescope proposal:
- Field of view:
- Does the source fit within the 11"x11" OSCIR field of view? If not, have you
specified a mosaicing strategy and included the proper overheads in your time estimate?
- Chopping and nodding: (these issues are especially important in crowded fields or if
mosaics are to be constructed)
- Is the standard 15" chop throw and beam-switched nodding satisfactory? If not, have
you clearly specified the desired strategy?
- Is there a preferred chop direction?
- Telescope peripheral wavefront sensors:
- Expected image quality:
- What is the desired image quality (FWHM)? What is the minimum image quality necessary
for the science?
- Photometric and PSF calibrations:
- What photometric calibration accuracy is required for your program?
- Is the nightly baseline calibration sufficient, or
will special standard star observations be required? Have you included observing time (and
overheads) for any special calibrations in your time estimate?
- What are the PSF calibration requirements of 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?
- Observing time:
- Are the overheads included in the requested time?
Last update February 16, 2000; Tom Hayward