HET Priority List

Every day at 9:10 AM a new priority list is created. This gives the Resident Astronomer on duty some guidance as to the more important targets to be observed given "best observing conditions."

Every day at 9:20 AM a best case observing plan is created starting from the priority list above, and adding further objects to fill in all time gaps as usefully and fully as possible.

Every day at 9:20 AM a list of the best grism to be mounted is generated based on every target in the queue but weighted by the modified priority. To see this list and please follow the following link:

The current Priority List Algorithm may be further improved as we get better at defining how to make optimal observing decisions.

Last updated: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 19:29:06 -0600 shetrone

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