Centro Astronómico Hispano Alemán

Observing Template for OMEGA-Cass Imaging

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.s format
  • the asterisks (*) are mandatory!
  • Fi: Enter filter number of the list above
  • Time: Enter
    • fixed observing time (sec) (Format: sxxx, default)
    • OR desired S/N (Format: nxxx)
    • OR desired electrons in maximum (Format: exxx)
      (Example: n80 means an exposure with a signal/noise ratio of 80 for the specified object).
  • Rep's: Enter number of repetitions. Use dxxx if you want the frames to be dithered.
    (Example: d3 means 3 repetitions with the specified exposure time each and a telescope offset between the exposures).
  • 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:
I shall copy the data via ftp; I'll be notified of the directory.
Send me the data on DAT: single FITS-files
Send me the data on DAT: tar-file(s)
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

Security Code: Reload Image
Verify Code: