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How come I can't make more than 20 cycles in a single photometry AOR?
Posted by z-James Colbert on 04 December 2008 01:30 PM
The maximum cycles for MIPS photometry is limited to 20, even though it's not close to the 3hr limit for an AOR. It's not totally arbitrary...it has to do with the logic of placing stim cycles in the photometry observing sequence -- it just gets more complicated when there are more than 20 cycles. Creating two (or more) AORs that will sum up to the total integration time you want is not the end of the world -- chances are excellent that they will get scheduled together even without constraints. But, if you want to force the issue, you'll need to constrain the AORs and justify it in your proposal.