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This is a multi-step process at least at the moment. Check the header of one of your BCD files and look for the keyword 'CREATOR'. (e.g., imhead blah_bcd.fits | grep CREATOR) This is the software version used to process your data. Check the pipeline h...
This answer comes in two parts: How to reference a Dataset ID in your journal articles Guidelines for publication acknowledgments.
The 'This proposal cannot be updated.' error occurs when you try to use the Proposal Submission Tool in Spot to update the AORs for a program that has already been approved. The Proposal Submission Tool is only for modifying AORs before the final call for...
DO YOU HAVE A REALLY GOOD REASON FOR WANTING TO DO THIS? We do allow observations longer then 24 hours if scientifically justified, but we really do prefer shorter observations in order to do spacecraft calibrations on a routine schedule. The maximum du...
Yes, for Archival or General Observer proposals, modest support for ground-based observations is allowed. One should not exceed 10-20% of the total requested/provided funds for such a component.
As part of the closeout for the Spitzer cryogenic mission custody of Spitzer documentation was transferred from the Spitzer Science Center to the Infrared Science Archive (IRSA) in April of 2011. However some information needed to run the warm mission was...
There are three characteristics that distinguish the Spitzer Legacy Science Program from GO investigations: * They must be _large coherent_ science investigations, not reproducible by any reasonable number or combination of smaller General Observer pro...
In a nutshell, DATE_OBS is the most accurate, absolute measurement for comparing with astronomical emphemerides. SCLK_OBS (in real sec) is good for relative timing comparisons within an AOR or even a campaign. More words on this: * DATE_OBS value...
Here is a handy chart to explain the differences between the various super sized programs offered by Spitzer over the lifetime of the mission: PROGRAM TYPE CRYO/WARM? SIZE (HOURS) IF SERVED AT STARBUCKS... Legacy Cryo > 50 Hrs T...
The answer can be found in this file [1]. Links: ------ [1] http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/files/spitzer/spitzerorbit.txt