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Knowledgebase : Cycle-6 and onward: Warm Mission
See the current call for proposals [1] for more information. Links: ------ [1] http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/propkit/cp/
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...
No, only low-impact (> 8 weeks) ToOs can be proposed as part of the GO Call in the warm mission. High/medium-impact ToOs (< 8 weeks) can only be submitted as Director's Discretionary Time (DDT) proposals.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Cycle 13 observations start October 1, 2016