The 1.3-m is one of the CTIO small telescopes being operated
by the SMARTS II Consortium.
See THE SMARTS 1.3m WWW PAGE for the latest news and other useful information!
Here is an exposure time calculator for the 1.3-m + ANDICAM.
|Instrument Details||Proposal Preparation||Data Product Info|
Andicam was operated in queue mode on the 1.0-m (YALO Consortium)
with the optical detector
since the 1998B semester.
The IR array was installed in July 1999, enabling simultaneous optical and
infrared imaging, including dithering in the IR channel while the optical
Please check the
Ohio State Instrument News webpage and the following links for the most recent instrument news.
|Latest IR channel news||Latest optical channel news|
Nick Suntzeff's data reduction webpage contains useful hints on
ANDICAM data reduction as well as measured color terms. Note that this
information comes from when ANDICAM was used on the YALO 1.0-m.
The requested amount of observing time should be given in minutes per night and has to include an estimate for the overheads (readout: ~80 sec for a single 2048x2048 CCD image; slew to target and acquisition: ~3 minutes per target).
Once a project has been approved for observing, the PI needs
to submit a detailed "Phase II" observing plan to the queue manager.
This plan consists of a set of observations to be carried out,
each "unit" observation of which is described by one or more data-acquisition
template files. The observing plan has to be created by following the
instructions for the
"Phase II" Preparation & Electronic Submission forms.
This page was last modified on November 23 2006