NIRC2 Post-Service Mission Test
Shakedown and Characterization of New Filters
1. Name of principle investigator, PI, and other personnel involved in observing, data reduction, and reporting.
Randy Campbell, Keith Matthews, David LeMignant, Bob Goodrich
2. Purpose of test (development project, general telescope engineering, instrument commissioning, problem trouble shooting, data quality, etc.)
NIRC2 post service mission engineering, NIRC2 PDS development
3. Test number (from "remedy") if applicable.
4. Test duration in hours (time requested).
5. Brief description of test.
NIRC2 is scheduled for a service mission in late august to install new filters and debug some minor electronic problems. The instrument will be at operating temperatures by early Sept and we request one of shake down in mid September, prior to any scheduled science time. The testing will involve photometry zero points, filter image quality, filter transmission profiles, and science verification. Please see the proposal from G. Chanan regarding the PDS portion of the testing.
6. Why night sky time is required.
Standard stars are need for photometric and thoughput calibrations. True night observing is needed for shake down tests.
7. Plan for data reduction, analysis, and reporting.
Photometric zero points and filter profiles will be generated by R. Campbell and B. Goodrich using standard reduction techniques. These results will be posted on the NIRC2 web page.
8. Preferred dates of observations and dates to avoid.
9. (optional) Status and progress reports from previous use of engineering time.
See the ETAC web page on reports and analysis.