Science Operations

PIT Release Notes 2019A

Version 2019A 1.2 Oct 5, 2018

  • * New Observation Summary Table *
  • New summary table replaces old long-form Target listing. Table is more compact, concise, easier to cut and paste, and has useful keys for acronyms. We expect all but the most target-heavy proposals to have one page, easy to browse, summary tables.
  • The option to specify days has been removed from the PIT. Please specify all requests in hours. One night is considered 10 hours and a half night is considered 5 hours.
  • See detailed notes for V1.0

Known Issues and Bugs

  • See detailed notes for V1.0

Version 2019A 1.0 August 31, 2018

  • Italian and General PIT un-merged. Error messages for Italian-only requirements removed. Italian-only options (category, ToO status, run name, TAC Categories) removed. Italian-only tool-tips removed.
  • ARGOS optional and ARGOS required removed from LUCI Telescope Modes. ARGOS required, now simply called ARGOS, is the standard mode.
  • Proposals which used either mode of ARGOS now default to ARGOS required
  • UT specified as correct time zone for scheduling requests in Scheduling Tab
  • Added correct ARGOS declination limits to warn when targets will fall below the 45 degree elevation limit specified by the FAA.

Known Issues

  • Dock Icon conflict between some version of the OT and PIT on Mac OS.
  • In the Observation Tab, when specifying the PI instruments LBTI and PEPSI, treat the time requests monocularly. If you have an object that you would like to observe using both sides of the telescope with these PI instruments, you need only specify it once and DO NOT check the binocular box.
  • Some binocular warning messages are triggered or resolved inappropriately across different targets
  • Java Networking Error on Mac machines. See Entry #5 in FAQ and Troubleshooting
  • On the targets panel one can not change the width of the RA, DEC, or PM columns.
  • On the observations panel one can not change the width of the Time, or Visible columns.
  • After submitting a proposal the PIT will disable all editable fields. In the “Submit” panel the “Submit this Proposal” button will turn grey as disabled and the “Open an Editable Copy” will appear active. With this button an editable copy of the submitted proposal can be created. If the user were to open the PIT with an already submitted proposal the “Overview” tab fields will appear disable, the user then should select the “Submit” panel and click on the “Open an Editable Copy” in order to create a new editable copy of the submitted proposal.

Known Bugs

  • Target files uploaded as test or csv will fail if the object name is a number. This especially impacts non-sidereal observations where PIs have queried JPL Horizons in the PIT, downloaded the results, and then tried to upload them again. We suggest PIs in this instance use another file format and/or use a string as the target name.
  • Window File Systems may encounter errors. We suggest using another format offered (csv, fits, or xml).