16 September 2004 Phase I changes needed for planning HST large programs
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Over one-third of HST observing time in the past two cycles has been dedicated to proposals with allocations greater than 100 orbits. This has led to scheduling difficulties in HST's traditional two-phase proposal process. We describe the changes that were made to the Cycle 13 Phase I proposal process that were needed to assist users and planners later on in Phase II. Some traditionally Phase II information is now requested with large proposals submitted in Phase I so users (and planners) can determine the feasibility of scientific constraints in planning the large observations. Since HST proposers use the Astronomer's Proposal Tool (APT) for both Phases, moving Phase II processing into the Phase I interface was more straightforward than would have been possible with RPS2 (the old Phase II tool). We will also describe the expected changes to internal procedures in planning these large proposals after Phase I acceptance.
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Denise C. Taylor, David Soderblom, William M. Workman, Ronald Downes, Karla Peterson, "Phase I changes needed for planning HST large programs", Proc. SPIE 5493, Optimizing Scientific Return for Astronomy through Information Technologies, (16 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.549016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.549016


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