Contact Scientist: Contact Scientists are Instrument Scientists who can assist you with scientific and instrument-related questions. If you wish to request a CS for your program, please send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your program ID and the prime instrument used. Requests should be received at least 1-2 weeks prior to the Phase II deadline.
On the other hand, if you are an experienced user and your program is straightforward, then you can simply send instrument and science-related questions to email@example.com; and your questions will be directed to the appropriate instrument group for a response.
All programs will be technically reviewed by the appropriate
instrument group after submission and before scheduling.
Exposures from two different instruments which are placed in a
parallel container will be executed at the same time.
A definition for a regular set of discrete pointing offsets from a target.
Exposures placed in a pattern container will be repeated as a set at
each point in a the referenced pattern specification.
Your PC serves as your primary support contact at STScI. He or she
will help you develop a technically feasible observing program that
achieves your scientific goals. Feel free to contact your PC
throughout the proposal writing process with questions about APT,
proposal syntax, and scheduling issues.
Exposures placed in a Non-Interruptible Sequence container will be
observed without gaps due to Earth occultation or SAA passages.
A visit is a series of one or more exposures on or around a target,
including the overheads, that will execute in one or more consecutive