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OT Video Tutorials

The OT video tutorials provide an audio-visual demonstration of different aspects of proposal preparation in the OT. Novice users should start with the first video and work their way down, while more experienced users may want to jump straight to one of the specialised videos.

OT Video Tutorial 1: Useful to Know

This video will help you get started with the OT and introduce you to some handy tips and tricks. Topics covered include navigating the OT, using the help function, the template library, time estimation, validation, opening & submitting projects including re-submissions, and the concept of non-standard modes.

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OT Video Tutorial 2: What's New in Cycle 4

This video highlights the new capabilities and OT features introduced in Cycle 4. Topics covered include Large Programs, VLBI, Solar observations and stand-alone ACA. We also demonstrate the OT's new source clustering algorithm, which allows sources within a Science Goal to be distributed across the sky rather than having to lie within 10 degrees of each other as in previous cycles.

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OT Video Tutorial 3: The Spectral Setup

This video introduces the spectral visualisation tool and explains how to define the spectral setup, covering continuum, spectral line and spectral scan observations. (Note: the Cycle 3 OT was used for the screen capture, therefore the GUI will look slightly different, however the functionality is the same.)

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OT Video Tutorial 4: The Spatial Field Setup

This video shows you how to use the spatial editor and define the spatial field setup. It is recommended particularly for users that wish to set up multiple pointings or mosaics. (Note: the Cycle 3 OT was used for the screen capture, therefore the GUI will look slightly different, however the functionality is the same.)

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OT Video Tutorial 5: The Technical Justification

This video explains how to fill in the Technical Justification, and issues to check and be aware of. (Note: the Cycle 3 OT was used for the screen capture, therefore the GUI will look slightly different and some small features will have changed. In particular, it is no longer necessary to justify high data rates, and it is no longer possible to override the OT's ACA recommendation.)

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