MDM Observing Preparation Form

The following form needs to be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of your observing run. Please enter your name and full email address. Then select the options in the appropriate boxes.

Once completed, click on the Submit button at the bottom of the page. A text version of the completed form will be send to MDM and to the email address specified.

* indicates a required field.

Principal Investigator*:
It is the PI's responsibility for all aspects of the run, including the submission of this form and ensuring that all observers are trained and competent to use the telescope and equipment.

Phone number: Email*:

Observer: Will the PI be observing? Yes No
If not, name of observer:

Has the observer used the telescope before?* the instrument?*

Mode of transport to MDM*:
**Remote Observing is only available on the 1.3m with prior consent from MDM.

Observers normally arrive on the first day of their run. If you wish to come earlier, you will need the previous observer's permission.
Arrival time on mountain*: Arrival date on mountain*:

Number of other observers:
If "more", please elaborate in the Special Requests box below.

Emergency contact and phone number:
If something happens to the observer, whom do we call?

Starting date*: Last night of observing*:
Check the telescope schedule.

Instrument* Select one of the following:

(Detector selection, if applicable is below)
Direct Imaging
Filters: Select all that apply (Filter Wheels can hold up to 11 filters at a time)
UBVRI(2004 set) [4"] UBVRI(1999 set) [2"] UBVRI(Harris) [2.5"]
SDSS-u* [4"] DES-i* [4"] WG280 [2"]
SDSS-g* [4"] DES-z* [4"] BG38 [2"]
SDSS-r* [4"] DES-Y* [4"] GG420 [2"]
SDSS-i* [4"] GG475 [4"] UBV(mdm) RI(KPNO) [2"]
SDSS-z* [4"] H-alpha [2"] 7000A [2"]
*OSMOS has priority for use of these filters.

For the following, list specific filters in the Filter Requests Box below:
Redshifted H-alpha [2.5"] Redshifted OIII [2.5"] Nebular [2.5"]
KPNO 4" Filter Set KPNO 2" Filter Set WIYN 4" Filter Set
Hubble 4" Filter Set Visitor Supplied Filters

Selection of Available Filters

Filter Requests (additional information):

The Ohio State MultiObject Spectrograph can only be used at the 2.4m. It can only be used with the 4K or R4K CCDs.
Default setup is:
Slits: 0.9" & 1.2" (center & inner) and ~1" (outer)
Filters: U,B,V,R,I (filter2) and SDSS-g,r,i, z, OG530 (filter1)

Special requests of the 4" MDM, NOAO or WIYN filters may be possible.
Selection of Available Filters
Available long slits are 0.9", 1.2", 1.4", 3" (center & inner), 4" (inner), ~1" (outer) and 10" (center).
Please note below what slits and filters are desired. If the default setup is desired, simply type default in the box.

Filter/Slit Requests (additional information):

Modular Spectrograph (ModSpec)
Can only be used with Echelle, Templeton, Nellie, Wilbur and Andor CCDs
mode: central wavelength: Angstroms
camera: grating:
order separating filter: grism:

OSU CCD Spectrograph (CCDS)
Has a devoted detector--do not choose any detector below.

MkIII Spectrograph
Can only be used with Echelle, Templeton, Nellie, Wilbur and Andor CCDs
There are two MkIII spectrographs, however only one has a built-in shutter. The other is primarily for use with the Andor CCD, which has its own shutter.
mode: central wavelength: Angstroms
camera: grism:

TIFKAM IR camera
Has a devoted detector--do not choose any detector below.
Can only be used on the Hiltner 2.4m telescope.

Visitor Instrument
Is this the first use of this instrument at MDM?

CCD detector:
Special Requests:

Please review the above information carefully. When all is correct, click on the Submit button to send the information to MDM.