MIDI Instructions for Visiting AstronomersThe Visitor Mode of MIDI requires the presence on-site of the PI or the co-PI of the program to supervise the observations.The Visitor Mode is advised for targets that are embedded in a complex IR field-of-view. In Visitor Mode, in addition to all the Service Mode capabilities, you can ask to have different parameters for the number of scans and the number of frames for the photometry exposures.
To prepare the observations in Paranal, you will need to:
- Read the User Manual,
- Learn how to use the Preparation Software,
- Know how to use P2PP,
- Have a defined observing strategy (scheduling of targets and calibrators)
- Have a possible backup plan (should your source not be observable because of wind direction and speed).