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Help Page for the Gemini Observing Tool (OT)

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If you are not familiar with the OT, it is important to follow the instructions when you prepare your program. And to make changes on the set-up (slit, grating, filter...), it is recommended to coordinate the work with someone from the observatory. For those, or for any questions or request, please reach out to the Contact Scientist of your program. You will find their name on the front page of the OT.

The following are videos summurazing the basic steps to get a successful program ready in the OT.

OT introduction

Video tutorial: How to start first time you open your program. 

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00:25 Keychain manager (read about keychain manager)
01:22 Open program (read about loading and saving)
01:34 Main window
01:52 Adding Co-Is to your program
02:19 File attachment (read about the file attachement tab)
02:47 Sync history (read about the sync history tab)
03:35 "Complete Phase II" note
03:57 Templates (read about templates)
04:09 Checking templates
04:42 Applying templates
05:23 Using the ITC (read about the ITC)
06:15 Changing status and Sync
06:46 How to recover work after a mistake

OT useful tools

Video tutorial: Some very useful features. 

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00:22 "Image" icon (read about position editor)
00:46 Wavefront sensors (guide cameras)
01:16 Changing the instrument angle on the fly
01:34 Manual guide star selection (read about guide star selection)
02:23 Elevation plots
03:06 Libraries
03:42 Using the ITC (read about the ITC)

Phase II Example - GMOS imaging

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Phase II example - GMOS longslit spectro

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Phase II example - GNIRS XD mode spectro

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If anything remains unclear, please contact sus_inquiries@gemini.edu.