Program Preparation

The proposal process is divided into two phases.

  • In Phase I the principal investigator (PI) will deal directly with the home institution's telescope allocation committee (TAC). Each TAC may have different requirements for a successful proposal. We will provide information that will help you build your proposal with realistic expectations.

  • In Phase II the PI will be submitting their targets to the HET if the TAC has granted them time. The HET is a queue scheduled telescope and thus all observations must be submitted in a way that is readable by our scheduler: htopx2. We will provide information so that the PI should not need to interact with the resident astronomers (RA) although the RAs are always ready to answer your questions. Please go through all of the provided steps to make sure that your targets are viable for the scheduler and the telescope.

Last updated: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 22:05:05 -0600 shetrone


The Telescope

Technical Overview

Object Observability




HRS Instrument Summary

HRS - Details

HRS Configurations

HRS Throughput

HRS Wavelength Calibration


MRS Instrument Summary

MRS Configurations

MRS Throughput

MRS Wavelength Calibration


LRS Instrument Summary

LRS Configurations

Multi-object Unit

LRS Throughput

LRS Spectral Resolution

LRS Wavelength Calibration

Visitor Filter Information

LRS Position Angles

Blind Offsetting

Guide Stars Limits

LRS Update from Gary Hill

Program Preparation

Web Management System

Other HET Documentation