Centro Astronómico Hispano Alemán

Observing Template for OMEGA-2000

Observing Programme

Postal Address:
Email Address:
Phone Number:
Observing Programme:
Proposal Number:

Setup and Observing Details

(if others than standard JHKK')
Readout Mode:
Dithering: own macro provided (ftp, see below)
standard dithering for point sources
standard dithering for extended sources
Save Frames: as single files
as integrated files

Observing Conditions

Sky Brightness:
Photometric Conditions:
Worst acceptable Seeing:

Target List

Target list (ASCII) with the format specified below will be provided (ftp, see below).
This is recommended for larger lists.

No priority, look always for best RA
Target list order indicates strict priority. Go to next object, when the previous one is done (if possible).
Target list order indicates priority. Go to next object, when airmass would be higher than at start of exposure

Target List
  • As the target list serves as programme input please be very careful observing the proper format
  • Use | as separator between entries
  • RA: enter in hh:mm:ss.s format
  • DEC: enter in sdd:mm:ss format
  • the asterisks (*) are mandatory!
  • Fi: Enter filter number of the list above or just J,H,K...
  • Time:
    • t_tot: total integration time
    • t_int: time on one dither position
    • t_sng: single integration time (Example: 1800|60|3| means that 20 integrations of 3 seconds (=60s) are taken on one dither position. 30 dither positions are taken (30x60s=1800s))
  • Remarks: For long remarks number them and write them into 'General Comments'

Finding charts are supplied on the anonymous ftp-Server of Calar Alto (ftp.caha.es: CApub/teles/incoming/"PI-Name")

Calibrations required:
Dome Flatfields (on/off)
Sky Flatfields
IR Photometric Standard Stars

Data transfer:
The data will be put on the ftp server (ftp.caha.es) You will be notified about the directory.

Calar Alto will keep the data at least 2 weeks on disk. Before deleting them a security copy will be made which remains on Calar Alto.

General Comments

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