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DDT proposal submission is different from regular proposal submission, and does not use Spot. You should submit your DDT proposal by following the instructions in the proposal kit: http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/ [http://ssc.spitzer....
Starting with Mountain Lion (OSX 10.8), Apple tightened the security control over applications that are not from Mac App Store and identified developers. Spot is among them. To make Spot run, users need to change the 'Security & Privacy' setting: Open Sy...
Late ephemeris updates will not be supported in GO proposals during the warm mission. Any observations requiring a late ephemeris update must be submitted via a DDT proposal.
No. GTO programs were completed with the cryogenic mission. The Legacy Science program is not offered in Cycle-6 and up (the additional funding to support enhanced data products for Legacy teams during the cryogenic mission is no longer available). Theore...
No NASA funds can flow to non-U.S.-based institutions and non-U.S.-based investigators. Such investigators must obtain their own funds. We have relaxed this rule for graduate students and post-docs who typically do not have their own funding source. But f...
No. Joint observing programs with HST, CXO, NOAO or NRAO are not offered with Spitzer DDT time. Please see the call for proposals [http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/] for more information.
Please see the document entitled "How to make PDF files" for instructions on how to generate a PDF file from several platforms, with or without the Adobe products.
At any time, you can use Leopard [1] to search the ROC, and/or you can use Spot [2] to download entire programs. You might also be interested in exactly what constitutes a duplicate observation [3], because the observation you are planning may not actuall...
We do indeed accept proposals from graduate students as the PI. If your institution requires a faculty member to be the administrative PI and handle all the funding, we support that. The grad student (or postdoc) can be the PI and in the 'financial contac...
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 long...
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...
Please see this memo [http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/sus/mlist/archive/2008/msg017.txt]. If you are planning exoplanet or high precision relative photometry observations, please see the exoplanet page [http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmiss...
Here are some things to try.. Put a \clearpage before the tables and figures section, and right after it. If you're trying to put a second figure on the same page, then yes, it can be finicky about how many figures it will let you put on the same pa...
If you installed your own JRE and installed the SPOT 18.01 generic package, you still need to allow autoupdate to update Spot to version 19.10. At the same time, autoupdate server will try to update your JRE too. You can do one of the following: 1. ...
Yes, you MUST use the templates [http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/].
At this point we are unaware of any El Capitan-specific issues with Spot and Leopard, however the issues with previous versions of OSX remain. Please see the following articles for more information: Running Spot and Leopard on Yosemite (OS X 10.10) [ht...
SPOT REQUIRES JAVA VERSION 1.6 OR 1.7. IT DOES NOT WORK WITH VERSION 1.8. A clean Sierra installation comes with Java 1.8. We advise you to install Java 6 before installing Spot. You can download this from Apple: * Go to https://support.apple.com/kb/D...
We suggest you see the KB article for OSX 10.9 Mavricks [http://sohelp2.ipac.caltech.edu/support/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/222/15/spot-for-mavericks-macosx-109] for important information. Please also see this article [http://sohelp2.ipac.cal...
Cycles 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 will take place during the Spitzer 'warm' mission after the cryogenic mission ends. After cryogen depletion, the observatory continues operating using only the 3.6 and 4.5 micron channels on the IRAC instrument. The longe...
You MUST use the Proposal Templates [http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/] (UPDATED FOR DDT PROPOSALS), and you can choose from LaTeX and Word format.
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 Cycle-13 CP was issued on February 9, 2015. Exploration Science and Frontier Legacy Letters of Intent Due: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Proposals Due: Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 4pm PDT