Science Operations

Documents & Links

The OHIO State University MODS Home Page:

MODS Manual:
Written by R. Pogge, this Instrument manual describes the instrument characteristics and how to observe with MODS1.
MODS Observing Scripts Manual
This manual goes in to great detail about the mods command Interface and MODS acquisition, observing, and calibration scripts.

modsTools is a suite of python programs for creating MODS target acquisition and observing script templates.

SPIE article on Current Status of the Facility Instrumentation Suite at The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory


Installed and to be Installed MODS Mask Lists:
MODS Mask Inventory: User’s Manual:

ESO Cat Tool:
Exposure Time Calculator: