Observing

Preparing for a HERMES observing run

    1. Contact your support astronomer (listed in the Schedule) to discuss your proposed strategy and confirm your requested setup.

    2. Fill out your AAO visitors travel form.

    3. Read the Configure program guide. This is the software used to optimally configure fibre placement for an observation and prepare files for the telescope to observe.

    4. Create a number of target files for the Configure software. Test them in Configure. E-mail a few example fields to your support astronomer to confirm that the format and contents are okay.

    5. Read the Hermes manuals