20 July 2016 Optimizing parallel observations for the JWST/MIRI instrument
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Using unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution, the Mid-IR (MIRI) instrument for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will provide imaging, coronagraphy, single slit and integral-field spectroscopy for many science observations. The expectation is that the operational design of the JWST will include parallel modes. We have been studying the intricacies of combining MIRI (5-28.5 μm) and Near-IR Camera (NIRCam) (0.6-5 μm) imaging observations for a deep imaging use-case. Such programs present particular challenges from an operations point of view. This contribution presents the overall design of the MIRI observations in parallel with NIRCam, opening the path to collaborative science opportunities between MIRI and the other JWST instruments.
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Macarena Garcìa-Marìn, Macarena Garcìa-Marìn, Christopher N. A. Willmer, Christopher N. A. Willmer, Alvaro Labiano, Alvaro Labiano, Stacey Alberts, Stacey Alberts, George Rieke, George Rieke, Gillian Wright, Gillian Wright, Marcia Rieke, Marcia Rieke, } "Optimizing parallel observations for the JWST/MIRI instrument", Proc. SPIE 9910, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VI, 99101R (20 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233513; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233513
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