MIRI Observing Strategies

This page provides MIRI specific guidance for preparing observing programs using each of the four instrument main observing modes, as well as time series observations.

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 Generic Recommended Strategies  These are not dependent on the observing mode, and cover aspects like:

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

MIRI Imaging Recommended Strategies.

MIRI LRS Recommended Strategies.

MIRI MRS Recommended Strategies.

MIRI Coronagraphic Recommended Strategies.

MIRI TSO Recommended Strategies 




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