MIRI Observing Strategies

MIRI-specific guidance for preparing observing programs using each of the 4 main observing modes, as well as time-series observations, are provided in this article.

See also: MIRI Example Science ProgramsMethods and Roadmaps

Observers will have to make a series of choices concerning detector usage, dither options, and background observations among others. The following articles contain recommendations that are meant to help observers optimize their programs and obtain the best science output.

MIRI Cross-Mode Recommended Strategies are not dependent on the observing mode, and cover aspects like:

  • Detector usage and exposure set-up
  • Background strategies
  • Target acquisition

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