GALEX Cycle 4 ---What's New?GALEX Cycle 5 --- What's New?
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SUMMARY OF CHANGES: (25 May, 2009)
ALL existing imaging observations, including AIS and CAI images, may now be used as grism pre-images as long as the other pre-image requirements are met, e.g. (pre-image must have an exposure time at least 5% of that of the total grism exposure, position offsets do not exceed 15 arcmin, etc..)
Proposers wishing to observe large contiguous areas (tiling) do not need to enter each individual pointing center. (MORE INFO)
ToO and non-ToO proposals may be combined in one proposal. If accepted, funding may be handled in two separate grants.
Brightness Checker assumption for zodiacal light contribution to total countrate has been changed from 20k/sec to an actual estimate of the lowest zodi level during the visibility window, which is substantially lower (can be lower by >10k/sec). Thus some fields that failed the global countrate test in past cycles will now pass.
SUMMARY OF NON-CHANGES:
Repeated, time-specific observations should be entered as a single observation, rather than as multiple observations. MORE INFO
Legacy proposals may still request non-standard observations if they include a PI team member who will assume responsibility to non-standard processing and data products.
Brightness limits are unchanged from Cycle 3.
Templates for Scientific Justification have no changes other than cycle number. SJ's are still to be uploaded as .pdf files.
There are still explicit exclusion regions (same ones) around the LMC (3.75 degrees) and the SMC (2.0 degrees).
Proposers may request special co-added data sets, combining observations from different programs or at different pointing centers. This applies to both new and archival observations. (SPECIAL CO-ADDS)
We are unable to support requests for specially constructed sky mosaics (new or archival). (MORE INFO)