Observer Responsibities


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Observer's Responsibilities

As the visiting observer, you have the responsibility for proper supervision of all aspects of the observing program. This includes:
  • Providing to the ARO staff, well in advance of the time scheduled, a full description of the equipment needed for the observations as well as a complete list of frequencies to be observed. Usually this information is included on the proposal cover sheet.
  • To verify the telescope pointing and fine-tune it as needed.
  • To obtain all calibration and other receiver/telescope parameters necessary for data reduction. This can be done either by adopting or scaling the ARO-provided information from standard frequencies, and/or by making the appropriate measurements. In either case, proper data calibration is your responsibility, not the ARO's.
  • To take great data and publish it!

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Last updated: 11/08/11.