Proposal Documents

In addition to cycle-specific documentation, the following documents are regularly updated:

Quick Guide — brief booklet with an overview of each instrument, including science examples
​Tech Flyer — single-page list of specifications of SOFIA and its instrument suite
USPOT Manual — instructions for submitting proposals with the Unified SOFIA Proposal and Observation Tool (USPOT); download USPOT here


Searchable Documentation Compilation

Compilation of SOFIA documentation, including data documentation, as described below.

Call for Proposals - overview of the specified cycle, including offered instrumentation, available modes of operation, southern deployment, and notable changes from previous cycles.

Observer's Handbook - the primary technical reference for astronomers who wish to submit a proposal to SOFIA; provides an in-depth review of each instrument's capabilities and observation techniques

Data Handbooks - discriptions of data products, processing steps, calibration procedures, and known issues

Data Cookbook Recipes - guided examples of common data analysis objectives using SOFIA processed data; access SOFIA archival data here 
 
Documentation
Instrument
Cycle
Link
Observer's Handbook
 
7
Observer's Handbook
 
6
Observer's Handbook
 
5
Observer's Handbook
 
4
Observer's Handbook   8 link
Call for Proposals
 
7
Call for Proposals
 
6
Call for Proposals
 
5
Call for Proposals
 
4
Call for Proposals
 
3
Call for Proposals
 
2
Call for Proposals
 
1
Call for Proposals   8 CfP for regular proposals
Legacy Call for Proposals
 
7
Legacy Call for Proposals   8 CfP for SLP and SARP proposals
Archival Call for Proposals   8 CfP for SLP and SARP proposals
Data Cookbook Recipe
FORCAST
 
Data Cookbook Recipe
FORCAST
 
Data Cookbook Recipe
FORCAST
 
Data Cookbook Recipe
FORCAST
 
Data Cookbook Recipe
HAWC+
 
30 Doradus (associated white paper here)
Data Cookbook Recipe
FIFI-LS
 
Data Cookbook Recipe
GREAT
 
Data Handbook
EXES
 
Data Handbook
FIFI-LS
 
Data Handbook
FLITECAM
 
Data Handbook
FORCAST
 
Data Handbook
HAWC+
 

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