The MOS APT Template should not normally be filled out by the user. Instead, the MSA Planning Tool (MPT) should be used.
Caution: MOS observations are created differently!
NIRSpec's multi-object spectroscopy (MOS) observing mode provides the means to simultaneously obtain the spectra of multiple objects within its 3.4 × 3.6 arcmin overall field of view. Because of the complexity of this mode, the MSA Planning Tool (MPT) within APT was developed to help users create MOS observations.
Users should not normally fill out the MOS APT template. MPT will automatically fill out the template when an observation is created. To start creating your MOS observation with the MSA Planning Tool, follow the instructions in the MSA Planning Tool page.
Exceptions to this rule exist for some types of science, in particular, observations of moving targets and/or extended targets. In these cases, the steps in the MOS Custom Configuration Process article should be followed.
JWST User Documentation Home
NIRSpec Micro-Shutter Assembly (MSA)
NIRSpec Multi-Object Spectroscopy
NIRSpec MOS Proposal Checklist
NIRSpec MPT: Catalogs
NIRSpec MPT: Planner
NIRSpec MPT: Plans
MPT Catalogs - Examples
NIRSpec MOS Confirmation Images
NIRSpec MOS Dither and Nod Patterns
This page has no comments.