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I want to do a chain of observations longer then 24 hours.
Posted by Elena Scire on 03 August 2012 08:57 AM
Do you have a really good reason for wanting this? We prefer to have chains less then 8 hours for normal science observations, but make exceptions in the case of high precision IRAC photometry (eg. for exoplanet light curves)

You can create chains longer then 24 hours, but if you try to do so Spot will pop up the warning message: "Chain-XXXX has a total estimated duration over 24 hours". This is just a warning, and does not prevent the creation or saving of the chain. It is from a simpler time when downlinks were every 12 hours and long observations were extremely rare, but still applies to normal science observations.