For Users of the NRO 45-m Telescope Open Use Program
Scope of Support of the NRO Assistant during Open-Use Observations with 45-m Telescope
NAOJ Nobeyama Radio Observatory
45-m Telescope Operation Group
July 22, 2013
This document describes our policies regarding the scope of support during open-use observations provided by the NRO assistant, which has already been in practice. Please read the following description as it contains important information for your observation.
- NRO recommends that observers learn basic operations with technical support from the NRO assistant so that they can conduct observations by themselves.
- To promote smooth open-use observations, the NRO assistant will help the observer at the 45-m telescope (the operation building and the antenna) as necessary.
- The scope of the support will be determined according to the skill and experience of the observer through discussions between the observer and the NRO assistant.
- Assistance will be provided by NRO staff or external support staff. When NRO staff serves as an assistant, he/she will see whether your observation is on the right track and you have basic operating skills. Once it is confirmed that you can conduct observations by yourself, the assistant may occasionally leave the operation building and work in the main building with the consent of the observers. The assistant will give you his/her phone number before leaving.
- The assistant on duty may have one-hour break during observation with the consent of the observers. You can reach the assistant by phone during a break. We appreciate your understanding.
- This information will be found on the 45-m Telescope website, and shared with users on various occasions such as Users Meeting.