This section contains instructions for configuring NIFS at phase II. It is organized as follows:
- OT Details: How to configure NIFS in the Observing Tool (OT)
- OT Library: A direct link to the example NIFS observations that should form the basis of your phase II submission (fetched from the database with keyword=123456, Program Reference=GN-NIFS-library)
- Phase II instructions/deadlines for the new semester
- Phase I/II Checklist: How to avoid common proposal and OT mistakes
The easiest way to develop a Phase II program is to use the predefined observations in the OT Library. The OT Library contains examples and templates of all typical Gemini observations and should be the basis of your phase II (the example best matching your desired observation can be copied and pasted into your program in the OT, and then modified to your requirements). The best practice is to use (or at least review) the library version for the current observing semester. This way, updates or changes to observation protocols will automatically be accounted for in new Phase II programs. Notes and descriptions appear directly in the library sequences to help observers understand how to best use the instruments.
Phase II submissions are required to contain spectroscopic acquisition sequences and all calibrations. Examples of observations with these calibrations included are also given in the OT Library.