This article provides an overview of the general background articles available to help JWST users understand the observatory and how it is used to perform requested observations.
There are many aspects of the JWST observatory and the operations that impact the way proposed observations can or cannot be carried out. The articles listed below provide various kinds of background information to help users understand some of these constraints and how they impact the way observations get planned and ultimately scheduled.
In addition to the articles below, please refer to the suite of articles hosted under the JWST Observatory section of JDox.
JWST User Documentation Home
JWST Cycle 1 Single-Stream Proposal Process
JWST Cycle 1 Proposal Checklist and Resources
JWST Proposing Tools
JWST Mosaic Observation Capability
Specifying JWST PAs, Ranges, and Offsets
JWST Observing Overheads and Time Accounting Overview
JWST Guide Stars
JWST Proposal Submission Requirements
JWST Data Rate and Data Volume Limits