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Last Update: 1st August, 2019

After Acceptance of Your Proposal until Observations

This page will show a flow of the preparation for your observations after the acceptance of your proposal.
  1. Get an Observation ID (with Initial Password) and a VPN Account

    The account information will be sent to the P.I. by airmail from the observatory at least two weeks before observations. Due to security reasons, access to some servers in the observatory which are needed for observations is limited from outside of the observatory. In order to access these servers, you have to use a VPN connection using a VPN account which is informed with the account information. The expiration date of the VPN account is set by the end of June after the observing season. If you feel to extend the expiration date, please follow the procedure informed by the observatory. In case of the need of VPN account after the expiration date, please apply the NRO VPN account application.

  2. Remote Observation

    The observatory will also send you an observation schedule. The primary observing mode is a remote operation. The details of the remote observation are explained in the remote observation page. Observers are expected to be carried out through remote observations from NAOJ Mitaka, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taiwan and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) in Korea, and universities/institutes in Japan. Please indicate observing sites in the submission form.

    *: The remote operation sites established in Japan are Hokkaido University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo (Institute of Astronomy), Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka Prefecture University, Kagoshima University, and NAOJ VERA Iriki station.

  3. Make Observing Scripts

    The observatory strongly recommends you to make observing scripts before your observation. The procedure is explained in the nobs page. If you face any difficulty in making observing scripts, please contact us via Helpdesk.