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Scheduling Parameters

These are the constants used for calculating field scores:

cadence_const       10.0                        # Importance of cadence in scoring

targ_const          10.0                        # Importance of specified targets

elev_const           5.0                        # Importance of airmass

dec_const            5.0                        # Importance of hard-to-image fields

The default values seem to work quite well, although they may be tweaked in the future. Please note the score for a field is only calculated if there are no higher priority fields to image, and if the field is not vetoed for reasons of elevation, moon position, etc.

Rotse Pager 2003-05-20