Spitzer Documentation & Tools
Historical Mission Documents

For instrument specific information please see IRAC papers, IRS papers and MIPS papers.

Space Infrared Telescope Facility Science Requirements Document (PDF, 933 KB) - 3 Feb 1997

Science Utilization Policies of the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (PDF, 449 KB) - 2 Sep 1997

SIRTF Background Estimation: Methods and Implementation (PDF, 208 KB) - 19 May 2000

Pre-launch performance testing of the Pointing Calibration & Reference Sensor for SIRTF - Mainzer et al., 2003, SPIE, 4850, 122 - Download (PDF, 416 KB)*

Spitzer Space Telescope proposal process - Laine et al., 2006, SPIE, 6270, 627029 - Download (PDF, 332 KB)*

Data Quality Analysis at the Spitzer Science Center - Mannings. V., Laher, R. R., 2006, SPIE, 6270, 62701Z - Download (PDF, 485 KB)*

Spitzer Space Telescope Observer's Manual (Cryogenic Mission) (Cryo SOM) (PDF, 15.53 MB) - 15 Aug 2007

Spitzer Space Telescope Observer's Manual (Warm Mission) (Warm SOM) (PDF, 6.8M) - 9 Nov 2018

Cryogenic Observation Planning Cookbook (PDF, 241.6 MB) - 15 Sep 2007

Warm Observation Planning Cookbook (PDF, 9.6M) - 28 Nov 2018
     AORs (see text for explanation):
     Chapter 4: deep_imaging.aor
     Chapter 5: survey.aor
     Chapter 6: asbolus.aor
     Chapter 7: timeser.aor
     Chapter 8: too.aor

Spitzer Multi-Year Schedule (PDF, 45K)


Superseded Documents

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