SPITZMASTR - Spitzer Space Telescope Observation Log
The purpose of this HEASARC table is to help users, particularly those in the high-energy astronomy community, learn about which targets Spitzer has observed or will shortly observe. This table does not at this time have links from table entries to Spitzer data products. Once a particular Spitzer dataset of interest is identified, the SSC Archives/Analysis web page at http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/archanaly/ should be used to access the dataset.
The schedule of Spitzer science observations as executed:
Unique sequential identification number for each entry in the catalog. This number was added by the HEASARC so as to more easily reference a specific entry. These numbers can and will likely change with each update.
The designation of the target of the observations, truncated to the first 12 characters.
The Right Ascension of the target pointing in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000 equatorial coordinates to a precision of 0.01 seconds of time in the originating tables. No positions are provided for solar system target pointings and their positions have all been set to null in this HEASARC table. To search for observations of, say, Neptune, then, the user should perform a search of the string "Neptune*" in the name parameter field.
The Declination of the target pointing in the selected equinox. This was given in J2000 equatorial coordinates to an apparent precision of 0.1 arcseconds in most cases in the originating tables. No positions are provided for solar system target pointings and their positions have all been set to null in this HEASARC table.
The Galactic Longitude of the target pointing.
The Galactic Latitude of the target pointing.
The last name of the Principal Investigator of the program under which the target was observed, truncated to the first 10 characters.
The first name of the Principal Investigator of the program under which the target was observed, truncated to the first 8 characters.
The Spitzer observation program identifier, or pid, under which the target was observed.
The category of the observation program under which the target was observed: DDT for Director's Discretionary Time, GO for General Observer, GTO for Guaranteed Time Observation, and Legacy for the Legacy Science program.
The SSC name identifier for the observation program under which the target was observed.
The title of the Spitzer observation program under which the target was observed.
The Astronomical Observation Template (AOT) which was used to construct the AOR which unambiguously defines the parameters of the observation. There are eight AOTs, one for each of the eight Spitzer observing modes.
The actual or planned duration of the observation (strictly speaking, of the Astronomical Observation Request or AOR that completely describes the observation), in minutes.
The start time of the executed or planned observation, in UTC.
The Astronomical Observation Request (AOR) key which uniquely defines the observation
The Astronomical Observation Request (AOR) label.
The status of the observation: scheduled or observed. For the present purposes, a value of 'observed' means that the observation is listed at http://ssc.spitzer.caltech.edu/warmmission/scheduling/observinglogs/obs/alltogether.txt.