MUR help

Observations with the TJO are performed in robotic supervised mode (i.e., in a completely autonomous manner, with off-site human supervision). However, the process to submit a proposal at the TJO is similar to many other professional observatories around the world. The process is handled by the MUR (Management for Users in ROCS) web application. Users interested in submitting an observing request for the TJO instrumentation must login at the MUR application and follow the several phases described below.
Phase 3 Phase 2 Phase 1 Phase 0 Login Phase Proposal Submission Observations Design Observations Execution OAdM Staff Accepted CAT OAdM Staff Accepted Accepted Data Retrieval User Notification Rejected Rejected Rejected User Notification User Notification User Notification

MUR - Phase 0: Login phase

The first step to submit a proposal is to register as a MUR user. Any person wanting to observe with the TJO and belonging either to a professional or an amateur institution can register as a MUR user. Registration is performed by completing the Register form. The information introduced in the form is validated by the OAdM staff. In case that the information provided is correct, the access is granted to the new user with a maximum delay of one working day. The user can edit the information provided at any time after the login phase.

MUR - Phase 1: Proposal submission

Registered users can create two types of new proposals by completing the New Proposal form: CAT and DDT proposals. Information on how to fill the New Proposal form can be found in the Phase 1 help page.

Regular CAT proposals can be submitted twice per year (spring and autumn) to be executed in the following semester (January 1st to June 30th and July 1st to December, 31st). The information provided in the form is automatically validated and submitted to the Comitè d'Assignació de Temps (CAT) for approval. The CAT is currently formed by:
  • Julia de León. Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC).
  • Eduard Masana. Institut d'Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC).
  • Ignacio Negueruela. Universitat d'Alacant (UA).
  • Glòria Sala. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC & IEEC).
DDT proposals can be submitted at any time for science cases requiring a fast response. DDT proposals are evaluated by the OAdM Head of Astronomy. The decision is announced to the user within two working days after submission.

MUR - Phase 2: Observations design

Upon approval, an accepted proposal will be active for one semester. In order that observations are taken, observers should specify the detailed observation protocol for their approved proposals through the Phase 2 form. Information on how to fill the Phase 2 form can be found in the Phase 2 help page.

The information provided is automatically validated, eventually revised by the OAdM staff, and automatically introduced in the scheduler. Once submitted, non-executed sequences can be edited and modified at any time.

MUR - Phase 3: Data retrieval

Executed observations can be retrieved either from the OAdM web page or from the Spanish Virtual Observatory (SVO). The delivered data, having an exclusive access period of one year, include the raw images and reduced data. Reduced data contain absolute astrometry and differential photometry for each image. Additional information on the data delivered can be found at the Data retrieval help page.

After the exclusive period of one year, public access to the OAdM observations is provided.