Preparing and Executing UKIRT Observations

Preparing and Executing UKIRT Observations

The documents linked to below describe the preparation and execution of observations at UKIRT under the ORAC and Observation Management Project (OMP)  software. 

Instrument PageRefer back here for operating details, optimal exposures etc.
Password IssueBefore you can store any OT-generated project to the OMP database, you will need a password for the project. Get one here.
Integration Time Calculator UKIRT integration time calculator (currently functional for WFCAM)
Observing OverheadsAn estimate of efficiencies for UKIRT’s various observing modes
CalibrationsLists of calibration stars, telluric ratioing stars, polarimetry standards etc.
Observation PreparationIntroduction to the UKIRT Observing Tool, used to prepare observations for all UKIRT facility instruments, whether classically or flexibly scheduled.
Finder ChartsHow to upload finder charts for source identification by summit queue observers.
Survey DefinitionIntroduction to the Survey Definition Tool (SDT), which is used to generate large surveys for WFCAM.
Observation ExecutionIntroduction to the summit systems: database Query Tool and Sequence Console.
OMP Functions & AccountingThe OMP does all the accountancy required for flexing and sends various emails out automatically and on request. All of these functions are documented in one place here.
MSB ChecklistYour prepared observations will be checked out by your support astronomer. This document gives the checklist they will use (so please look at it before submitting to the summit database)