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 Cross-Mode 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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