Science Operations

Finding Charts

Finder Chart Requirements

A Finder Chart should have the following:

  • The science target should be clearly indicated.  If the science target is not visible (too faint or a diffuse object), the reference source and offsets to the science target should be clearly marked.
  • The target name or script name should be clearly indicated on the finder chart.
  • North and East should be clearly indicated
  • The scale needs to be indicated by drawing a bar and writing the bar length in arcseconds or arcminutes.
  • The observed band or filter of the image should be indicated and should match that of the acquisition image taken at the LBT
  • The image should reach about the same depth as expected in an acquisition image at the LBT