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COROTSKY 
A tool to prepare the observations for the
CoRoT mission.
A tool usable from a workstation through internet.
Available since January 2003.
Main step of COROTSKY use

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The objective of this tool is the global optimisation of the scientific program by:

  • the definition of an optimal selection of observation fields and targets taking into account
    • simultaneously, seismo and exoplanet criteria,
    • satellite (flight domain) and instrument (windowing) constraints,
    • eventually specific targets of additional programs.
  • the pre-launch preparation of observation program,
  • the update of the observation schedulling during the mission.

The main functionalities (some of them being restricted) are:

  • the choice of the CCD position and orientation for each run, allowing to calculate the line of sight and the associated quaternion for the satellite attitude maneuvers,
  • the selection of targets on seismology and exoplanet CCDs,
  • the verification of feasibility, in terms of windowing and piloting (identification of star couples usable for ecartometry),
  • the computation of the dates to start and stop a run (Sun position),
  • the construction of a global observation planning, thanks to criteria on depointing (constraints of straylight from Earth and Moon) and roll angle (thermal constraints relative to the focal unit radiator).

The main users are:

  • the Co-Is and Associated scientists who prepare the observation proposals,
  • the project group which analyse their feasibility and prepare satellite commands,
  • the work groups' leaders and the scientific Committee which select the proposals and validate the global program.

Access to COROTSKY


Latest update 23/04/2012

 
INFORMATION
How to become a user?  
The configuration needed  
The User Manual  
Your remarks  
Description of COROTSKY asteroseismology database