Target tables are specially formatted tables available through the Web form
("Enter Tables" button) and/or through the LaTeX template. These tables
are required for any queue or service runs.
Information requested in target tables
The fields in the target tables include:
Object ID queue: specify a unique 3-digit number for each target
Object 20 characters maximum
RA e.g., xx:xx:xx.x
DEC e.g., +-xx:xx:xx.x
Epoch e.g., 1950.3
Exposure time in seconds PER EXPOSURE
Number of exposures
Days from new moon use a number 0-14
Sky condition use "spec" or "phot"
Seeing max allowable PSF FWHM (arcsecs)
Comment 20 characters maximum
may be entered through the Web form or the LaTeX
Each target table generated through the Web form is restricted to 50 targets,
but each run can have multiple target tables.
Targets can be typed directly into the target table or a list of targets
can be uploaded through the Web form using an ASCII-formatted file. The
uploaded file contains the target name (20 characters max.), epoch
and the RA and DEC (+-xx:xx:xx.x) in
a tab-separated list. For example:
NGC 4151 B1950 12:08:01.1 39:41:02
NGC 7027 B1950 21:05:09 42:02:03
L183 B1950 15:51:35.7 -02:40:54
Once the targets have been uploaded into the target table the user can
edit the table entering the remaining required information.