Moving Target Useful References and Links

A collection of links to moving target-specific APT files, ETC workbooks, peer-reviewed publications, and webcasts

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Example APT files

APT files from the Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO) programs are currently available at the Guaranteed Time Observations webpage.

APT files from the Early Release Science (ERS) programs are currently available at the Early Release Science webpage.

APT files can also be downloaded from APT using the tool's main menu: File → Retrieve from STScI → Retrieve using Proposal ID, then enter the proposal ID in the pop-up box, and click OK. Proposal IDs for the solar system GTO and ERS programs can be found at the links above and on the GTO & ERS 2-page flyer.

An example APT file for observations of Solar System objects can be found in the APT tool (starting in APT 25.4.1), from the main menu under File → JWST Demonstration Proposals → Solar System Example. This example file includes observations of minor bodies, comets, satellites, and giant planets using the instruments and modes most suitable for Solar System programs.

Example ETC workbook

Main article: JWST ETC Using the Sample Workbooks

There is currently one example workbook for solar system observations available in the JWST ETC. See the figure and caption below for instructions on how to access this workbook.

Figure 1. Using sample workbooks

Sample workbooks can be accessed on the Available Workbooks* page immediately after logging into the ETC (or choosing to work anonymously), as shown above. Simply click on the Get a Copy of a Sample Workbook drop down menu and select "Small Body Examples for JWST Solar System London Workshop" for a solar system example workbook. Then click the Load button after it is added to your available workbooks.
* Bold italics style indicates words that are also parameters or buttons in software tools like the APT and ETC. Similarly, a bold style represents menu items and panels.

Published reports

Magnum, J., ed. 2016, PASP, 128, 959 
Special Issue: Innovative Solar System Science with the James Webb Space Telescope

Norwood, J., et al. 2016, PASP, 128, 960
Solar System Observations with the James Webb Space Telescope



Latest updates
    Updated the figure for ETC v1.3. Added links to GTO & ERS APT files and presentations that occurred since the last update of the article.