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Technical Justification Example

by Gustaaf Van Moorsel last modified Jul 09, 2018 by Lorant Sjouwerman

An important part of the proposal is the Technical Justification, which is a separate element of each proposal. The proposers are asked to supply information on a number of standard, potentially important, issues covering a wide range of technical and logistical aspects. This reduces the likelihood that information on specific considerations to judge the feasibility of the proposed observations is lacking. The Technical Justification section presents guiding questions and accompanying web links point to more information on the individual topics (in the actual PST section, not in the image below). Note that for every (relevant use of each) setup a PDF file of the Exposure Calculator needs to be uploaded.

Since any actual Technical Justification depends strongly on the combination of science goal, the instrument configuration, etc., it is difficult to give general guidelines. The example below is for a single case of extragalactic HI observations.