MIRI Target Acquisitions
The JWST Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) provides target acquisition (TA) capabilities for the low-resolution spectroscopy, medium-resolution spectroscopy, and coronagraphic imaging modes.
Overview of MIRI target acquisitions
Parent page: MIRI Operations
Target acquisition (TA) is a procedure that centroids a source and places it accurately within an aperture, region of interest (ROI), or subarray. The filters available for MIRI TA are F560W, F1000W, F1500W, and FND. TA procedures are discussed in the context of the observatory in memos and reports by Gordon & Meixner (2008), Meixner et al. (2006), Nelan et al. (2005), and Meixner et al. (2004).
TA procedures within the Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT) are available for:
Mid-InfraRed Instrument (MIRI) Target Acquisition Strategies and Use Cases
Gordon, K., 2008, JWST-STScI-001347 (PDF)
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Low Resolution Target Acquisition for Faint Sources
Meixner, M. et al., 2004, STScI-JWST-TM-2004-0018A
Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) Target Acquisition Requirements and Strategies
Nelan, E. et al., 2005, STScI-JWST-R-2005-0001
JWST Science Instrument Target Acquisition Concepts