JWST Recommended Observing Strategies

These articles aim to help observers make informed choices, based on the latest test data, when preparing their programs.

The JWST offers a broad array of instruments and observing modes covering 0.6–28.5 μm. Even though observers have to use pre-defined templates, there are a variety of ways in which an observer can plan for taking data. Specific aspects like detectors usage and planning for background corrections ought to be properly considered for obtaining good data quality. This page provides links to various instrument-specific articles that offer advice for observers for selecting observing parameters.

MIRI Observing Strategies

NIRCam Observing Strategies 

NIRISS Observing Strategies

NIRSpec Observing Strategies