The "Pointing Only" visit allows a user to specify a telescope pointing (optional) and duration in order to point and wait the telescope without any science operations. The following Special Requirements are automatically included: PCS MODE COARSE, NO PARALLEL , REQUIRED, and SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY. The Pointing Only Visit will not be scheduled during a realtime commanding period by default.
If the SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY requirement is not given, then the visit will slew to the defined pointing and then wait a given amount of time, per the DURATION field. OPGS will generate the slew and wait commands in the visit file. If SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY is given, the same visit file will result, but process checks will allow for the visit file to be modified with special commanding calls before the visit file is validated. In this case, the DURATION needs to be about the time expected for the special commanding to occur, to allow enough time on the schedule.
Note for developer: If the SPECIAL COMMANDING POINTING ONLY is removed, generate a warning. If any of the other special requirements are removed, generate an error.
The following parameters are used to define Pointing Only observation.
The following parameters are generic to all templates, and are not discussed in this article: Observation Number, Observation Label, Observation Comments, Target Name, and Special Requirements.
Select the TARGET NAME [TBD] from the list of targets previously entered; see list of targets.Aperture
Select an Aperture. Any legal value in the SIAF is allowed.
Note for developer: This is an expert user, so allowing any SIAF aperture (other than TRANSFORM type) should be fine, with no need to massage the name. Duration
Specify an amount of time required, in integer seconds, for the visit to complete. A value is required.
Version 2 (April 19, 2019)
- Editorial change (moved change log to main article)
Version 1 (March 22, 2018)
- PR 83223 - initial version