The JMMC softwares to prepare AMBER observations AMBER

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The JMMC softwares to prepare AMBER observations AMBER Workshop - LAOG - 9 Nov

The JMMC softwares to prepare AMBER observations AMBER Workshop - LAOG - 9 Nov 2004

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great idea that needs VLTIAMBER ! Make sure it is feasible and useful Write a good ESO proposal Get observing time with AMBER Prepare and perform observations Analyze data Publish a great paper !!!

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great idea that needs VLTIAMBER ! Make sure it is feasible and useful Write a good ESO proposal Get observing time with AMBER Prepare and perform observations Analyze data Publish a great paper !!!

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great

The observing path from A to Z n n n n Have a great idea that needs VLTIAMBER ! Make sure it is feasible and useful Write a good ESO proposal Get observing time with AMBER Prepare and perform observations Analyze data Publish a great paper !!!

JMMC’s mission n n JMMS is a network that gathers most of the French

JMMC’s mission n n JMMS is a network that gathers most of the French interferometric expertise Its goal is to help VLTI users throughout the process, except for what is taken care of by ESO or by the instruments’ team This is true for both the French and European community JMMC provides softwares and support

JMMC’s mission n Pre-observing tools: software to simulate the proposed observations, evaluate their feasibility/usefulness

JMMC’s mission n Pre-observing tools: software to simulate the proposed observations, evaluate their feasibility/usefulness and get ready for the observations themselves

JMMC’s mission n n Pre-observing tools: software to simulate the proposed observations, evaluate their

JMMC’s mission n n Pre-observing tools: software to simulate the proposed observations, evaluate their feasibility/usefulness and get ready for the observations themselves Post-observing tools: software to model the calibrated visibilities and closure phases and extract as much science as possible

JMMC’s two main softwares n ASPRO n n n « Interferometer Simulator » (many

JMMC’s two main softwares n ASPRO n n n « Interferometer Simulator » (many arrays) Much broader than VLTI-AMBER Provides UV coverage, V 2 estimates, modelling

JMMC’s two main softwares n ASPRO n n « Interferometer Simulator » (many arrays)

JMMC’s two main softwares n ASPRO n n « Interferometer Simulator » (many arrays) Much broader than VLTI-AMBER Provides UV coverage, V 2 estimates, modelling Search. Calibrators n n Name is self-explanatory Only for < 2. 5 m (for now)

JMMC’s support services n Users’ manual are available with the softwares

JMMC’s support services n Users’ manual are available with the softwares

JMMC’s support services n n Users’ manual are available with the softwares An email

JMMC’s support services n n Users’ manual are available with the softwares An email contact has been set-up to answer all types of questions: n n [email protected] ujf-grenoble. fr Questions are either answered directly or redirected to the appropriate service/person

JMMC’s support services n n Users’ manual are available with the softwares An email

JMMC’s support services n n Users’ manual are available with the softwares An email contact has been set-up to answer all types of questions: n n n [email protected] ujf-grenoble. fr Questions are either answered directly or redirected to the appropriate service/person An FAQ webpage will be populated as questions come through the mailing list

How to access the softwares n n For now, both softwares only runs remotely

How to access the softwares n n For now, both softwares only runs remotely through a Java applet Accessible directly from the JMMC webpage http: //mariotti. ujf-grenoble. fr

How to access the softwares n n For now, both softwares only runs remotely

How to access the softwares n n For now, both softwares only runs remotely through a Java applet Accessible directly from the JMMC webpage http: //mariotti. ujf-grenoble. fr n ASPRO also exists in an ASPRO-VLTI version that is specific to the upcoming ESO Call for Proposal (once it is released).

Principles of ASPRO n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its coordinates

Principles of ASPRO n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its coordinates (delay lines)

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its coordinates (delay lines) It provides an indicative PSF corresponding to the proposed UV coverage (radio-like)

Principles of ASPRO n n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given

Principles of ASPRO n n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its coordinates (delay lines) It provides an indicative PSF corresponding to the proposed UV coverage (radio-like) It populates a UV table with a user-defined geometic model for the source

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates the observability of a source given its coordinates (delay lines) It provides an indicative PSF corresponding to the proposed UV coverage (radio-like) It populates a UV table with a user-defined geometic model for the source It calculates visibilities and phases

Principles of ASPRO n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based on the

Principles of ASPRO n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based on the performances of the instrument

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based on

Principles of ASPRO n n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based on the performances of the instrument It provides a modelling of the simulated datasets to see how constraining the proposed observations are

Principles of ASPRO n n n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based

Principles of ASPRO n n n ASPRO estimates errorbars on the observable quantities based on the performances of the instrument It provides a modelling of the simulated datasets to see how constraining the proposed observations are It creates graphical outputs for proposals

Principle of Search. Calibrators n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of a good

Principle of Search. Calibrators n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of a good calibrator are required just before or after the scientific target

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of a

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of a good calibrator are required just before or after the scientific target Good calibrator = similar brightness (visible and near-infrared) as well as nearby location in the sky (same instrumental set-up)

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n To calibrate the system’s performance, observations of a good calibrator are required just before or after the scientific target Good calibrator = similar brightness (visible and near-infrared) as well as nearby location in the sky (same instrumental set-up) Important: the calibrator’s properties must

Principle of Search. Calibrators n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for stars

Principle of Search. Calibrators n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for stars within a small radius and limited magnitude range around the target

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for stars within a small radius and limited magnitude range around the target When photometry and coordiantes are well defined, an SED fit provides the object’s radius (and the extinction) with its uncertainty

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for stars within a small radius and limited magnitude range around the target When photometry and coordiantes are well defined, an SED fit provides the object’s radius (and the extinction) with its uncertainty Multiple and/or variable stars can be flagged

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched

Principle of Search. Calibrators n n n Several catalogues at CDS (Strasbourg) are cross-searched for stars within a small radius and limited magnitude range around the target When photometry and coordiantes are well defined, an SED fit provides the object’s radius (and the extinction) with its uncertainty Multiple and/or variable stars can be flagged