JWST's Pointing Only Template, available in the Astronomer’s Proposal Tool (APT), is used for visits that point the telescope without any science operations.
The "Pointing Only" visit allows a user to specify a telescope pointing (optional) and duration in order to point and wait the telescope without any science operations. The following Special Requirements are automatically included: PCS MODE COARSE, NO PARALLEL , REQUIRED, and SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY. The Pointing Only Visit will not be scheduled during a realtime commanding period by default.
If the SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY requirement is not given, then the visit will slew to the defined pointing and then wait a given amount of time, per the DURATION field. OPGS will generate the slew and wait commands in the visit file. If SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY is given, the same visit file will result, but process checks will allow for the visit file to be modified with special commanding calls before the visit file is validated. In this case, the DURATION needs to be about the time expected for the special commanding to occur, to allow enough time on the schedule.
Note for developer: If the SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY is removed, generate a warning. If any of the other special requirements are removed, generate an error.
The following parameters are used to define Pointing Only observation.
|assign observation number||number|
|provide observation label||text|
|provide observation comments||text|
|select Target Name||choose from list||from Target List|
|specify special requirements||choose from list||if needed|
|Template specific information|
|Aperture||select aperture||choose from list||if target is selected|
Select an Aperture. Any legal value in the SIAF is allowed.
Note for developer: This is an expert user, so allowing any SIAF aperture (other than TRANSFORM type) should be fine, with no need to massage the name.
Specify an amount of time required, in integer seconds, for the visit to complete. A value is required.
Version 2 (April 19, 2019)
- Editorial change (moved change log to main article)
Version 1 (March 22, 2018)
- PR 83223 - initial version
JWST Pointing Only template
JWST Pointing Only template parameters