Last Update: 1st August 2019

Remote Observation

Observers who are granted observing time on the Nobeyama 45-m telescope are expected to operate the telescope by themselves. All users are allowed to observe remotely, from NAOJ Mitaka Campus, from your home institute in Japan, Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taiwan, or Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) in Korea. If you plan to observe remotely, please indicate observing sites in the submission form.


Remote Observation from NAOJ Mitaka Campus

Remote observation from NAOJ Mitaka Campus is open for experienced users of the Nobeyama 45-m telescope. Computers are prepared for the 45-m remote observations at ALMA building, NAOJ Mitaka. You are welcome to visit NAOJ Mitaka Campus and use them for your observations. Note that no travel support is offered.

Observation Plan

When you plan to visit NAOJ Mitaka Campus, please send an e-mail to nro-syomu<at>nao.ac.jp (please replace <at> with @) at least two weeks before your observation. The template of the e-mail is as follows:

  1. Institution:
  2. Present position:
  3. Name (First Last):
  4. Present address:
  5. Phone number:
  6. Need a reservation of lodging (COSMOS Lodge in Mitaka Campus)?:
  7. Need a security card (if you do not stay at the COSMOS Lodge)?
  8. Arrival date (YYYY/MM/DD):
  9. Departure date (YYYY/MM/DD):
  10. Comments:
(example)
  1. Institution:
    National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  2. Present position:
    Professor
  3. Name (First Last):
    John Nobeyama
  4. Present address:
    2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588, Japan
  5. Phone number:
    +81-422-34-XXXX
  6. Need a reservation of lodging (COSMOS Lodge in Mitaka Campus)?:
    I need a reservation of lodging
  7. Need a security card (if you do not stay at the COSMOS Lodge)?:
    No need
  8. Arrival date (YYYY/MM/DD):
    2019/12/01
  9. Departure date (YYYY/MM/DD):
    2019/12/10
  10. Comments:
    I will visit NAOJ after working time.

Accommodation:
Please indicate "Reservation of lodging (the COSMOS Lodge)" in the e-mail if you need to reserve a room at the COSMOS Lodge ([N1 in Fig. 1]). If you book a room at the COSMOS Lodge, please check-in/out at the COSMOS Lodge counter of Soumu-ka (General Affairs Division) in the Main Building (C3 in Fig. 1). In case of arrival time at NAOJ outside the working time, please inform via the Helpdesk previously. You can get the room key and the security card at the Guard House (C1 in Fig. 1) on your arrival.

Security Card:
If you visit NAOJ but do not stay at the COSMOS Lodge, please indicate "need" in the 7th item in the e-mail to receive a security card. A security card can be received/returned at Soumu-kakari of Shisetsu-ka (General Affairs Section of Facilities Division) in 1F Main building (South) (C4 in Fig. 1).

Access to the Remote Operation Room in Mitaka Campus

A way to NAOJ Mitaka Campus is illustrated in Access page. Remote observation is performed from 101 ALMA open-use room at ALMA Building (W2 in Fig. 1).

NOTE: You need to press the combination of digits to enter the 101 ALMA open-use room. Please contact the Helpdesk for further information.

Fig. 1: NAOJ Mitaka Campus Map
[Fig. 1: NAOJ Mitaka Campus Map]

A Manual for Remote Observation from NAOJ Mitaka Campus

Remote observations from Mitaka (can only be accessed via NRO VPN or inside NAOJ)
A user manual for remote observation (written in Japanese)

Remote Observation from Your Home Institute in Japan, ASIAA in Taiwan, or KASI in Korea

From the 2016-2017 observing season, NRO offers a remote observation from your home institute with a shared-risk mode. NRO also allows users to perform remote observation from Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA) in Taiwan and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) in Korea. When your proposal is approved, please contact the Helpdesk. NRO may not meet all the demands of remote observations from home institute given limited test time. Limitations of the remote observation are as follows:

*: 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.

A Manual for Remote Observation from Your Home Institute in Japan, ASIAA in Taiwan, or KASI in Korea

Remote Observations Manual for Users (From Institute) (can only be accessed via NRO VPN or inside NAOJ)