NIRCam Example Science Programs

See also: NIRCam Observing StrategiesMethods and Roadmaps

NIRCam example programs are available to walk users through all elements of a JWST observing program, from posing a question to identifying an instrument-specific mode optimized to answer that question. These examples use Exposure Time Calculator (ETC) simulations to estimate reasonable exposure times, and illustrate how to specify the observations in the Astronomers Proposal Tool (APT).

Here is a list of all NIRCam-related example programs:

JWST proposals require significantly more preparation compared to HST proposals. As part of the single stream process, JWST proposals will require a detailed technical justification and, in most cases, a complete Astronomers Proposal Tool (APT) program.

While APT provides templates for some of the most common observing modes, some observing scenarios are more complicated. The science use cases listed above provide a guide to crafting the technical aspects to your proposal, including how to use the Exposure Time Calculator (ETC)  and APT.

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