The documents linked to below describe the preparation and execution of observations at UKIRT under the ORAC and Observation Management Project (OMP) software.
|Refer back here for operating details, optimal exposures etc.
|Before you can store any OT-generated project to the OMP database, you will need a password for the project. Please use your OMP password. If you are a new user or have lost it, please contact your project support astronomer.
|Integration Time Calculator
|UKIRT integration time calculator (currently functional for WFCAM)
|An estimate of efficiencies for UKIRT’s various observing modes
|Lists of calibration stars, telluric ratioing stars, polarimetry standards etc.
|Introduction to the UKIRT Observing Tool, used to prepare observations for all UKIRT facility instruments, whether classically or flexibly scheduled.
|How to upload finder charts for source identification by summit queue observers.
|Introduction to the Survey Definition Tool (SDT), which is used to generate large surveys for WFCAM.
|Introduction to the summit systems: database Query Tool and Sequence Console.
|OMP Functions & Accounting
|The 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.
|Your 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)