NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF)
Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii

Observer's Manual

  1. Introduction

  2. Observing Time Policies & Procedures
    1. Requesting IRTF Observing Time
    2. Visiting Observer's Information
    3. How to Acknowledge the IRTF
    4. Observing Run Completion Feedback Form

  3. Transportation and Accommodations
    1. IRTF Vehicle Information
    2. Map From Hilo Airport to IfA Building
    3. Vehicle Assignment and Schedule
    4. IRTF Observing Requirements Form

  4. Mountain-Top Policies: Health and Safety
    1. Safety Regulations
    2. Mauna Kea Hazards
    3. Mauna Kea Winter Precautions
    4. Mauna Kea Winter Hazards

  5. Telescope
    1. Specifications
    2. Coordinates

  6. Instrumentation
    1. SpeX
    2. Adaptive Optics
    3. Electronic Cabinet / Heat Removal
    4. Visitor Instruments Available
    5. Reference Data
    6. Visitor Instrumentation Interfacing With Telescope

  7. Supplies
    1. Liquid helium

  8. Shipping and Storing Visitor Equipment
    1. Storage Information
    2. Storage Form