Scientific Acknowledgments

  1. Introduction
  2. Assistance
  3. Publications List
  4. Helpful Links
  5. Researchers/Observers and NOIRLab Staff
    1. NOIRLab Staff
    2. REU/PIA Students
  6. Mid-Scale Observatories (MSO): KPNO and CTIO
    1. NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)
      1. NSF Nicholas U. Mayall 3-meter Telescope
        1. Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
      2. WIYN Observatory
    2. NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)
      1. ctio/a>
      2. Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope
    3. Community-Access Time Granted by NOIRLab on Non-NOIRLab Telescopes
      1. Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT)
      2. Las Cumbres Observatory
      3. CHARA Array
      4. Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP): Keck I; Keck II; Magellan I; Magellan II; MMT; Hale telescope
        1. Keck I and II
        2. Magellan I and II
        3. MMT
        4. Hale Telescope
        5. MINERVA-Australis
  7. Community Science and Data Center (CSDC)
    1. Astro Data Archive
      1. Astro Data Archive survey program data (other than Dark Energy Survey data)
      2. DECam Community Pipeline
      3. Legacy Surveys
      4. DECam (Dark Energy Camera) data on the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (see below for Dark Energy Survey data usage)
      5. Dark Energy Survey public archival data
      6. Other Services and Data in the Astro Data Archive
      7. IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis Facility)
    2. Astro Data Lab
    3. ANTARES Event Broker
  8. International Gemini Observatory
    1. Papers Based on Data from the Gemini Observatory
    2. General Acknowledgement
    3. Papers Based on Data from Gemini-Subaru Exchange Time
      1. For Observations from Subaru
      2. For Observations from Gemini
    4. Papers about Gemini
    5. Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Gemini Staff
      1. Papers by Gemini staff not using Gemini data
      2. Papers by Gemini staff using Gemini data
    6. Papers Based on Data from GRACES
    7. Papers Based on Data from `Alopeke and/or Zorro
    8. Papers Based on Data from IGRINS
    9. Maunakea Acknowledgement
  9. Vera C. Rubin Observatory Operations

 

 

1. Introduction

Observers using NOIRLab facilities and observers using community-access time granted by NOIRLab at other facilities are expected to produce publications describing their research activity at these facilities. This web page sets out how to acknowledge the use of specific telescopes, surveys, and data archives at NOIRLab.

Please note that we use the NOIRLab Prop. ID for an observing run to track and document publications that cite usage of our data and data products. Please include this Prop. ID in the acknowledgments section of your publication, as detailed in the examples below.

2. Assistance

If you have questions, please contact library@noirlab.edu.

3. Publications Lists

Information on NOIRLab publications tracking, including links to our ADS public libraries for our facilities and our publications metrics dashboard, can be found on NOIRLab Publications webpage. 

Notification: Please notify the NOIRLab Tucson Headquarters Librarian of any publication based on MSO archival research, use of MSO telescopes, use of community-access time granted by NOIRLab on non-NOIRLab telescopes, and use of Community Science and Data Center data products and services (Astro Data Archive, ANTARES, NOIRLab Source Catalog, Astro Data Lab). Please notify the NOIRLab Gemini Librarian at NOIRLab of any publication based on Gemini archival research and use of the Gemini telescopes.

Media Contacts: Please notify the NOIRLab Communication, Education, and Engagement group (comms@noirlab.edu) if you think your scientific results or supporting imagery have the potential to be interesting to the news media. Our staff can help you prepare a press release package and work with your press office.

4. Helpful Links

NOIRLab Approved Survey Programs

Telescope Schedules

Telescopes and Instruments

Click on Heading to Expand/Contract Sections.

5. Researchers/Observers and NOIRLab Staff

5.1 NOIRLab Staff

5.1.1 NOIRLab Scientific and Technical Staff Affiliations

The preferred, short form of the organization's name for publication acknowledgments is the following:

  • NAME, NSF NOIRLab, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA

When the long form of the organization's name is required, the name is as follows:

  • U.S. National Science Foundation National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

NOIRLab staff may include both NOIRLab and (where applicable) their Program’s name in their affiliation statement, using the forms shown below:

  • NAME, Kitt Peak National Observatory/NSF NOIRLab, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • NAME, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory/NSF NOIRLab, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
  • NAME, Community Science and Data Center/NSF NOIRLab, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • NAME, International Gemini Observatory/NSF NOIRLab, 670 N. A’ohoku Place, Hilo, Hawai’i, 96720, USA
  • NAME, International Gemini Observatory/NSF NOIRLab, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
  • NAME, International Gemini Observatory/NSF NOIRLab, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • NAME, Mid-Scale Observatories/NSF NOIRLab, 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
  • NAME, SOAR Telescope/NSF NOIRLab, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile

5.1.2 Acknowledgments Statement for NOIRLab Staff Not Using NOIRLab Data or Telescopes

Papers authored or co-authored by NOIRLab staff not using NOIRLab data or telescopes should acknowledge funding from NSF by using the following statement in the acknowledgments section at the end of their paper:

The work of [name or initials] is supported by NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Please note that, regardless of placement in the author list (as in first or last author), this credit line must be included.

Also see section 8.5 Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Gemini Staff.

5.2 REU/PIA Students

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program and Práctica en Investigación en Astronomía (PIA) Program, NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO). Place the appropriate statements in the Acknowledgments Section:

REU Students

This project was conducted within the framework of the CTIO Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant AST-1062976.

PIA Students

This project was conducted within the framework of the CTIO Práctica en Investigación en Astronomía (PIA) Program. This was a CTIO-funded summer student program run in parallel with the CTIO Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation under grant AST-1062976.

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)

FY03–FY07: REU student(s) funded by AST-0243875

[Last Name OR Initials] was/were supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation through Scientific Program Order No. 3 (AST- 0243875) of the Cooperative Agreement No. AST-0132798 between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and NSF.

FY08-FY12: REU students funded by AST-0754223

[Last Name OR Initials] was/were supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program and the Department of Defense ASSURE program through Scientific Program Order No. 3 (AST-0754223) of the Cooperative Agreement No. AST0132798 between the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) and NSF.

FY13–FY16: REU students funded by AST-1262829

[Last Name OR Initials] was/were supported by the NOAO/KPNO Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program, which was funded by the US National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program (AST-1262829).

6. Mid-Scale Observatories (MSO): KPNO and CTIO

6.1. NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO)

 

 

If you are the primary author on a publication citing data in the Astro Data Archive from KPNO telescopes, please see the acknowledgments statements under Astro Data Archive.

If you are the primary author on a publication that includes data derived from your use of KPNO telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication, as appropriate.

6.1.1 NSF Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope

Please see below additional, specific instructions for DESI.

Footnote to name on the title page

Visiting astronomer, NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab, managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Acknowledgments Section (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the statement below)

Based on observations at NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: first initial last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. The authors are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham.

OR

Based in part on observations … [the rest as above]

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian

Example:

Based on observations at NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020B-6001; PI: T. Rector), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. The authors are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham.

Observations Section

Include dates of observations and names of telescopes and instruments used.

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the KPNO telescopes with the following keywords:

4m (Mayall) = Mayall

Authors may include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. Example: Mayall (Mosaic)

ASS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.1.1.1 Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)

Short form (standard)

This research is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE–AC02–05CH1123, and by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility under the same contract; additional support for DESI is provided by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences under Contract No. AST-0950945 to NOAO; the Science and Technologies Facilities Council of the United Kingdom; the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; the Heising-Simons Foundation; the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico; the Ministry of Economy of Spain, and by the DESI Member Institutions.

The authors are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Detailed Form

DESI is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of High Energy Physics; the U.S. National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences under contract to NSF NOIRLab; the Science and Technologies Facilities Council of the United Kingdom; the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation; the Heising-Simons Foundation; the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA); the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico; the Ministry of Economy of Spain; and DESI member institutions. The DESI scientists are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Current DESI Member Institutions include Aix-Marseille University; Argonne National Laboratory; Barcelona-Madrid Regional Participation Group; Brookhaven National Laboratory; Boston University; Brazil Regional Participation Group; Carnegie Mellon University; CEA-IRFU, Saclay; China Participation Group; Cornell University; Durham University; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zürich; Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory; Granada-Madrid-Tenerife Regional Participation Group; Harvard University; Kansas State University; Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute; Korea Institute for Advanced Study; Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies; Max Planck Institute; Mexico Regional Participation Group; NSF NOIRLab; Ohio University; Perimeter Institute; Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Siena College; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory; Southern Methodist University; Swinburne University; The Ohio State University; Universidad de los Andes; University College London; University of Arizona; University of Barcelona; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Irvine; University of California, Santa Cruz; University of Florida; University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; University of Pennsylvania; University of Pittsburgh; University of Portsmouth; University of Queensland; University of Rochester; University of Toronto; University of Utah; University of Waterloo; University of Wyoming; University of Zurich; UK Regional Participation Group; Yale University.

For more information, visit desi.lbl.gov.

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The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. For more, visit www.lbl.gov.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, please visit science.energy.gov.

NSF NOIRLab is the national center for ground-based nighttime astronomy in the United States and is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation Division of Astronomical Sciences.

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future. Please refer to www.nsf.gov.

Established in 2007 by Mark Heising and Elizabeth Simons, the Heising-Simons Foundation (www.heisingsimons.org) is dedicated to advancing sustainable solutions in the environment, supporting groundbreaking research in science, and enhancing the education of children.

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation, patient care and scientific research. The Foundation’s Science Program aims to make a significant impact on the development of provocative, transformative scientific research, and increase knowledge in emerging fields.

For more information, visit www.moore.org.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) of the United Kingdom coordinates research on some of the most significant challenges facing society, such as future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security. It offers grants and support in particle physics, astronomy and nuclear physics, visit www.stfc.ac.uk.

6.1.2 WIYN Observatory

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the WIYN Observatory Telescopes (0.9m, 3.5m) obtained through time granted by NOIRLab, please include the following statements and information in your publication.

Note: The WIYN Consortium founding members were the University of Wisconsin-Madison (W), Indiana University (I), Yale University (Y), and the National Optical Astronomical Observatory (N). In 2014, Yale University withdrew from the WIYN consortium. Purdue University joined in 2017. However, the acronym WIYN has been maintained.

Footnote to name on the title page

Visiting astronomer, NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Footnote to the first mention of WIYN in the paper

The WIYN Observatory is a joint facility of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Indiana University, NSF NOIRLab, the Pennsylvania State University, Purdue University, and Princeton University

The WIYN Board also encourages the mention of WIYN in the title or abstract of the paper.

Acknowledgments Section for other than NN-EXPLORE telescope time (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name to the statement below; see below for NN-EXPLORE acknowledgments)

Based on observations at NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: first initial last name), managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. The authors are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham.

OR

Based in part on observations … [the rest as above]

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs List on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian.

Example: 

Based on observations at NSF Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020B-6001; PI: T. Rector), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. The authors are honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham.

Acknowledgments Section for publications resulting from NN-EXPLORE telescope time

Data presented were obtained by the NEID spectrograph built by Penn State University and operated at the WIYN Observatory by NSF NOIRLab, under the NN-EXPLORE partnership of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Observations Section

Include dates of observations; names of telescopes and instruments used.

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the WIYN telescopes with the following keywords:

WIYN 0.9m = WIYN:0.9m

WIYN 3.5m = WIYN

Authors should include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. Examples: WIYN (Hydra); WIYN (ODI)

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.2. NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO)

  • 6.2.1 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using an instrument other than DECam
  • 6.2.2 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam, community users with time granted by NOIRLab
  • 6.2.3 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam as part of the Dark Energy Survey
  • 6.2.4 SMARTS Consortium Telescopes (0.9m; 1.0m; 1.3m; 1.5m)
  • 6.2.5 SOAR Telescope

     

    If you are the primary author on a publication citing data in the Astro Data Archive from CTIO telescopes, including Dark Energy Survey data, please see the acknowledgments statements under Astro Data Archive.

    If you are the primary author on a publication that includes data derived from your use of the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, please include the following statements and information in your publication:

    6.2.1 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using an instrument other than DECam

    Footnote to name on the title page

    Visiting astronomer, NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Acknowledgments Section (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the statement below)

    Based on observations made at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID; PI: first initial last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs List on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian.

    Example: Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020B-0536; PI: L. Allen), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Observations Section

    Include dates of observations and names of NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope and instruments used.

    AAS Journals Facility Tracking: The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope with the following keyword:

    Blanco

    Authors should include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. Example: Blanco (Mosaic)

    AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

    6.2.2 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam, community users with time granted by NOIRLab

    Acknowledgments Section(include both DECam Acknowledgments and CTIO Acknowledgment; please insert NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the CTIO acknowledgments statement):

    Regular-length articles

    This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the US Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey.

    The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas–Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the OzDES Membership Consortium, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

    Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: first initial last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    For articles in a Letters journal ONLY, community users of DECam may use the following acknowledgments statement:

    This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the DOE and NSF (USA), MISE (Spain), STFC (UK), HEFCE (UK), NCSA (UIUC), KICP (U. Chicago), CCAPP (Ohio State), MIFPA (Texas A&M), CNPQ, FAPERJ, FINEP (Brazil), MINECO (Spain), DFG (Germany) and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey, which are Argonne Lab, UC Santa Cruz, University of Cambridge, CIEMAT-Madrid, University of Chicago, University College London, DES-Brazil Consortium, University of Edinburgh, ETH Zürich, Fermilab, University of Illinois, ICE (IEEC-CSIC), IFAE Barcelona, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, LMU München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, University of Nottingham, Ohio State University, OzDES Membership Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Lab, Stanford University, University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

    Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: first initial last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Observations Section

    Include dates of observations and names of telescopes and instruments used

    AAS Journals Facility Tracking

    The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam with the following keyword:

    Blanco (DECam)

    AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

    6.2.3 NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam as part of the Dark Energy Survey

    Acknowledgments Section (DECam Acknowledgments and CTIO Acknowledgment; please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the CTIO acknowledgments statement)

    Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the US Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, the Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho 12 Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey.

    The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas–Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the OzDES Membership Consortium, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

    Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2012B-0001; PI: J. Frieman), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    6.2.4 SMARTS Consortium Telescopes (0.9m; 1.0m; 1.3m; 1.5m)

    Please notify the SMARTS Principal Scientist of your publication or the successful completion of Ph.D. work by graduate students, with the student's name, dissertation title, and date of Ph.D.

    If you are the primary author on a publication that includes data derived from use of the SMARTS telescopes obtained through time granted by NOIRLab, please include the following statements and information in your publication to help continue the success of SMARTS:

    When appropriate, a reference to SMARTS in the abstracts of papers is appreciated.

    Footnote to name on the title page

    Visiting astronomer, NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Acknowledgments Section

    This research has used data from the SMARTS [1.5m/1.3m/1.0m/0.9m] telescope, which is operated as part of the SMARTS Consortium.

    Investigators who obtained time through NOIRLab should also use the usual NOIRLab acknowledgment:

    Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: first initial last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    OR

    Based in part on observations … [the rest as above]

    For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian 

    NN-EXPLORE NASA Telescope Time

    Include the following statement in the acknowledgments:

    Data presented herein were obtained at the SMARTS/Chiron from telescope time allocated under the NN-EXPLORE program with support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

    Observations Section

    Include dates of observations and specific telescope(s)/instrument(s) you used operated by the SMARTS Consortium.

    AAS Journals Facility Tracking

    The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the SMARTS Consortium telescopes with the following keywords:

    CTIO:0.9m
    CTIO:1.0m
    CTIO:1.3m
    CTIO:1.5m

    AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

    6.2.5 Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope

    If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the SOAR telescope obtained through time granted by NOIRLab, please include the following statements and information in your publication (also see the SOAR guidelines available at SOAR publications: acknowledgements and lists)

    The SOAR Board encourages the mention of SOAR in the title or abstract.

    Footnote to name on title page

    Visiting astronomer, NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

    Acknowledgments Section

    To properly acknowledge the use of data obtained with the SOAR telescope in publications, whether partially or entirely based on SOAR data, please include an asterisk by the paper title referring to a footnote stating the following:

    Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações (MCTI/LNA) do Brasil, the U.S. National Science Foundation NOIRLab, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

    OR

    Based in part on observations … [the rest as above]

    Here is the LaTeX code for the above acknowledgment statement:

    Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Minist\'{e}rio da Ci\^{e}ncia, Tecnologia e Inova\c{c}\~{o}es (MCTI/LNA) do Brasil, the U.S. National Science Foundation NOIRLab, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

    Observations Section

    Include dates of observations and names of telescopes and instruments used.

    The above instructions apply to all of the following publications: refereed papers, conference proceedings, SPIE Conference Series, PhD and Master theses, Bachelor theses and other undergraduate work, meeting (AAS) abstracts, circulars, and all ArXiv publications. Please note that when submitting to ArXiv, make sure you include the SOAR acknowledgement at the end of your submitted abstract.

    We encourage observers to cite the papers describing the instruments they have used successfully. The ADS links to the appropriate papers are on the SOAR website.

    AAS Journals Facility Tracking

    The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the SOAR Telescope with the following keyword:

    SOAR

    Authors should include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. Example: SOAR (OSIRIS)

    AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3 Community-Access Time Granted by NOIRLab on Non-NOIRLab Telescopes

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your community-access time granted by NSF NOIRLab on non-NOIRLab telescopes, please include the following statements and information in your publication:

6.3.1 Anglo-Australian Telescope (AAT)

Include NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs in the Observations Section or Acknowledgments Section.

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian

Example: (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020A-0493; PI: L. Prato)

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the AAT Telescope with the following keyword:

AAT

Authors may include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations.

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3.2 Las Cumbres Global Telescope

Please acknowledge NSF-MSIP support by including the following in all publications relating to MSIP observing time.

This work makes use of observations from the LCOGT network. Part of the LCOGT telescope time was granted by NSF NOIRLab through the Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP). MSIP is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. 

6.3.3 CHARA Array

Acknowledgments Section (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the statement below)

CHARA Array time was granted through the NOIRLab community-access program (NOIRLab Prop. ID: XXXXX-XXXX ; PI: First Initial Last Name).

The CHARA Array is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation through NSF grant AST-1211129 and by Georgia State University through the College of Arts and Sciences.

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters LibrarianExample: (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020A-0493; PI: L. Prato)

Please acknowledge NSF-MSIP support by including the following in all publications relating to MSIP observing time (preferably as a footnote on the title page).

CHARA telescope time was granted by NSF NOIRLab through the Mid-Scale Innovations Program (MSIP). MSIP is funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation.

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the CHARA Array with the following keyword:

CHARA

Authors should include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations.

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3.4 Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP): Keck I; Keck II; Magellan I; Magellan II; MMT; Hale telescope; MINERVA-Australia

6.3.4.1 Keck I and II

Footnote on title page

Keck telescope time was granted by NOAO, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TSIP was funded by NSF.

Include NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs in the Observations Section or Acknowledgments Section.

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian. Example: (Prop. ID 2020A-0493; PI: L. Prato)

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the Keck Telescopes with the following keywords:

Keck:1(TSIP) Keck:2(TSIP)
Keck:Interferometer(TSIP)

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3.4.3 Magellan I and II

Footnote on title page

Magellan telescope time was granted by NSF NOIRLab, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TSIP was funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation. 

Include Prop. IDs and PIs in Observations Section or Acknowledgments Section.

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s)s under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters LibrarianExample: (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020A-0493; PI: L. Prato)

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the Magellan telescopes with the following keywords:

Magellan:Baade(TSIP)
Magellan:Clay(TSIP)

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3.4.3 MMT

Footnote on title page

The observations reported here were obtained [in part] at the MMT Observatory, a facility operated jointly by the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Arizona. MMT telescope time was granted by NSF NOIRLab, through the Telescope System Instrumentation Program (TSIP). TSIP was funded by NSF.

Include NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs in Observations Section or Acknowledgments Section.

For NOIRLab Prop. IDs and PIs: Search by semester(s) under Approved Programs Lists on NOIRLab Time Allocation Committee (TAC) OR contact the Tucson Headquarters Librarian.  Example: (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2020A-0493; PI: L. Prato)

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the MMT telescopes with the following keyword:

MMT(TSIP)

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

6.3.4.4 Hale Telescope

Any publication that results from time allocated by NOIRLab on the 200-inch Hale telescope should acknowledge the NSF/NOIRLab ReSTAR program:

This material is based upon work supported by AURA through the U.S. National Science Foundation under AURA Cooperative Agreement AST-0132798 as amended.

6.3.4.5 MINERVA-Australis

NN-EXPLORE NASA Telescope Time

Data presented herein were obtained at the MINERVA-Australis from telescope time allocated under the NN-EXPLORE program with support from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

 

7. Community Science and Data Center (CSDC)

7.1 Astro Data Archive

If you are the primary author on a publication citing data from the Astro Data Archive, please include the following acknowledgments in your publication.

7.1.1 Astro Data Archive survey program data (other than Dark Energy Survey data)

Acknowledgments Section (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the statement below)

This research is based on data obtained from the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. These data are associated with observing program(s) [Prop. ID] (PI [First Initial Last Name]). NOIRLab is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The name of the “Survey PI” may be obtained from the NOAO Survey Data (Historic) web page. Survey information is also available from Tucson Headquarters Librarian

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical JournalThe Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and The Astronomical Journal allow you to use keywords to tag the CTIO and KPNO telescopes. Authors may include additional text in parentheses after the facility keyword to cite facility instruments or telescope configurations. Example: Mayall (Mosaic).

See AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup for information and appropriate keywords.

DECam Community Pipeline

If appropriate, please add a statement acknowledging use of the DECam Community Pipeline.

Raw imaging data were processed with the DECam Community Pipeline (Valdes 2014).

Citation: Valdes, F., Gruendl, R., and DES Project 2014 ASP Conf. Series 485 Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXIII ed. N. Manset and P. Forshay (San Francisco, CA: ASP) 379.

ADS bibcode for Valdes publication is 2014ASPC..485..379V.

7.1.2 Legacy Surveys

http://legacysurvey.org/acknowledgment/

When using data from the Legacy Surveys in papers, please use the following acknowledgment

The Legacy Surveys consist of three individual and complementary projects: the Dark Energy Camera Legacy Survey (DECaLS; Proposal ID #2014B-0404; PIs: David Schlegel and Arjun Dey), the Beijing-Arizona Sky Survey (BASS; NOAO Prop. ID #2015A-0801; PIs: Zhou Xu and Xiaohui Fan), and the Mayall z-band Legacy Survey (MzLS; Prop. ID #2016A-0453; PI: Arjun Dey). DECaLS, BASS and MzLS together include data obtained, respectively, at the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, NSF NOIRLab; the Bok telescope, Steward Observatory, University of Arizona; and the NSF Nicholas U. Mayall 4-meter Telescope, Kitt Peak National Observatory, NSF NOIRLab. The Legacy Surveys project is honored to be permitted to conduct astronomical research on I'oligam Du’ag (Kitt Peak), a mountain with particular significance to the Tohono O’odham Nation.

NOIRLab is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kavli Institute of Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundacao Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundacao Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo a Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Cientifico e Tecnologico and the Ministerio da Ciencia, Tecnologia e Inovacao, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey. The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas-Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zurich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciencies de l’Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig Maximilians Universitat Munchen and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

BASS is a key project of the Telescope Access Program (TAP), which has been funded by the National Astronomical Observatories of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (the Strategic Priority Research Program “The Emergence of Cosmological Structures” Grant # XDB09000000), and the Special Fund for Astronomy from the Ministry of Finance. The BASS is also supported by the External Cooperation Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Grant # 114A11KYSB20160057), and Chinese National Natural Science Foundation (Grant # 11433005).

The Legacy Survey team makes use of data products from the Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE), which is a project of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology. NEOWISE is funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The Legacy Surveys imaging of the DESI footprint is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH1123, by the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility under the same contract; and by the U.S. National Science Foundation, Division of Astronomical Sciences under Contract No. AST-0950945 to NOAO.

When using data from the Photometric Redshifts for the Legacy Surveys (PRLS) catalog, please include the following additional acknowledgment

The Photometric Redshifts for the Legacy Surveys (PRLS) catalog used in this paper was produced thanks to funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics via grant DE-SC0007914.

7.1.3 DECam (Dark Energy Camera) data on the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope (see below for Dark Energy Survey data usage)

Acknowledgments Section (include both DECam Acknowledgments and CTIO Acknowledgment; please insert NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the CTIO acknowledgments statement):

Regular-length articles

This research draws upon DECam data as distributed by the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. NOIRLab is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey.

The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas–Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the OzDES Membership Consortium, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a program of NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID XXXXX-XXXX; PI: First initial Last name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

For articles in a Letters journal only, users of DECam data from the Astro Data Archive may use the following acknowledgments statement.

This research draws upon DECam data as distributed by the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. NOIRLab is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

This project used data obtained with the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), which was constructed by the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the DOE and NSF (USA), MISE (Spain), STFC (UK), HEFCE (UK), NCSA (UIUC), KICP (U. Chicago), CCAPP (Ohio State), MIFPA (Texas A&M), CNPQ, FAPERJ, FINEP (Brazil), MINECO (Spain), DFG (Germany) and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey, which are Argonne Lab, UC Santa Cruz, University of Cambridge, CIEMAT-Madrid, University of Chicago, University College London, DES-Brazil Consortium, University of Edinburgh, ETH Zürich, Fermilab, University of Illinois, ICE (IEEC-CSIC), IFAE Barcelona, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, LMU München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, University of Nottingham, Ohio State University, OzDES Membership Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Lab, Stanford University, University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a program of NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID; PI First initial Last Name), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

7.1.4 Dark Energy Survey public archival data

Acknowledgments Section (please insert the NOIRLab Prop. ID and PI name in the CTIO acknowledgments statement below)

Regular-length articles

This project used public archival data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) as distributed by the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the US Department of Energy, the US National Science Foundation, the Ministry of Science and Education of Spain, the Science and Technology Facilities Council of the United Kingdom, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics at the University of Chicago, Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics at the Ohio State University, the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University, Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos, Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico and the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Collaborating Institutions in the Dark Energy Survey.

The Collaborating Institutions are Argonne National Laboratory, the University of California at Santa Cruz, the University of Cambridge, Centro de Investigaciones Enérgeticas, 22 Medioambientales y Tecnológicas- Madrid, the University of Chicago, University College London, the DES-Brazil Consortium, the University of Edinburgh, the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Institut de Ciències de l’Espai (IEEC/CSIC), the Institut de Física d’Altes Energies, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, the University of Michigan, the  NSF NOIRLab, the University of Nottingham, the Ohio State University, the OzDES Membership Consortium, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University, the University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

Based on observations at  NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a program of NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. 2012B-0001; PI J. Frieman), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

For articles in a Letters journal only, users of Dark Energy Survey public archival data from the Astro Data Archive may use the following acknowledgments statement:

This project used public archival data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) as distributed by the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. Funding for the DES Projects has been provided by the DOE and NSF (USA), MISE (Spain), STFC (UK), HEFCE (UK), NCSA (UIUC), KICP (U. Chicago), CCAPP (Ohio State), MIFPA (Texas A&M), CNPQ, FAPERJ, FINEP (Brazil), MINECO (Spain), DFG (Germany) and the collaborating institutions in the Dark Energy Survey, which are Argonne Lab, UC Santa Cruz, University of Cambridge, CIEMAT-Madrid, University of Chicago, University College London, DESBrazil Consortium, University of Edinburgh, ETH Zürich, Fermilab, University of Illinois, ICE (IEECCSIC), IFAE Barcelona, Lawrence Berkeley Lab, LMU München and the associated Excellence Cluster Universe, University of Michigan, NSF NOIRLab, University of Nottingham, Ohio State University, OzDES Membership Consortium, University of Pennsylvania, University of Portsmouth, SLAC National Lab, Stanford University, University of Sussex, and Texas A&M University.

Based on observations at NSF Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, a program of NOIRLab (NOIRLab Prop. ID 2012B-0001; PI: J. Frieman), which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

AAS Journals Facility Tracking

The Astrophysical Journal, The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, and Astronomical Journal allow you to tag the NSF Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope using DECam with the following keyword:

Blanco (DECam)

AAS Instructions for Facility Keywords and AASTeX Markup

7.1.5 Other Services and Data in the Astro Data Archive

Acknowledgments Section

This research is based on data obtained from the Astro Data Archive at NSF NOIRLab. These data are associated with observing program(s) [Prop. ID] (PI [First Initial Last Name]). NOIRLab is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

7.1.6 IRAF (Image Reduction and Analysis Facility)

IRAF web page

If you are the primary author on a paper citing the use of NOIRLab IRAF, please include the following in the Acknowledgments section in your publication:

NOIRLab IRAF is distributed by the Community Science and Data Center at NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Also, please include the following articles in the reference section of your paper:

Tody (1986) ›   Tody (1993) ›   Fitzpatrick et al. (2024) 

7.2. Astro Data Lab

If you use Astro Data Lab in your published research, please include the text in your paper's Acknowledgments section:

This research uses services or data provided by the Astro Data Lab, which is part of the Community Science and Data Center (CSDC) Program of NSF NOIRLab. NOIRLab is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

If you use SPARCL jointly with the Astro Data Lab platform (via JupyterLab, command-line, or web interface) in your published research, please include this text below in your paper's Acknowledgments section:

This research uses services or data provided by the SPectra Analysis and Retrievable Catalog Lab (SPARCL) and the Astro Data Lab, which are both part of the Community Science and Data Center (CSDC) Program of NSF NOIRLab. NOIRLab is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Inc. under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation.

In either case please cite the following papers:

If you are referring to the Data Lab JupyterLab / Jupyter Notebooks, cite:

If publishing in a AAS journal, also add the keyword: \facility{Astro Data Lab}, and if you are using SPARCL, please also add \software{SPARCL} and cite:

The NOIRLab Library maintains lists of proper acknowledgments to use when publishing papers using the Lab's facilities, data, or services.

Note that specific datasets in the Astro Data Lab request additional acknowledgments. Please consult the specific survey websites or the specific landing page from our Survey Data page for specific wording.

For further information, please refer to the Astro Data Lab Acknowledgment page.

7.3. ANTARES Event Broker

If you use the ANTARES event broker in your research, please include the following citation and the following acknowledgment. 

Citation:

Matheson et al. 2021 AJ 161 107

Acknowledgment:

The ANTARES project has been supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation through a cooperative agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) for the operation of NSF NOIRLab, through an NSF INSPIRE grant to the University of Arizona (CISE AST1344024, PI: R. Snodgrass), and through a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

ZTF is supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant AST-1440341 and a collaboration including Caltech, IPAC, the Weizmann Institute for Science, the Oskar Klein Center at Stockholm University, the University of Maryland, the University of Washington, Deutsches ElektronenSynchrotron and Humboldt University, Los Alamos National Laboratories, the TANGO Consortium of Taiwan, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Operations are conducted by COO, IPAC, and UW.

8. Gemini Observatory

8.1 Papers Based on Data from the Gemini Observatory

Please notify the Gemini Librarian at the Gemini Observatory at NSF NOIRLab: library@gemini.edu

8.2. General Acknowledgment

Papers containing data from the Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab (e.g., an ApJ paper), should include the following general acknowledgment as a footnote on the first page or in the last section before the references:

Based on observations obtained at the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab [ include additional acknowledgment here, see section below ], which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini Observatory partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Argentina), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

If appropriate, please also acknowledge the provision of visiting instrument(s) as described in the relevant “documents” web pages for that instrument.

Authors are also asked to give the identification number (“Program ID”) of the program(s) under which their data were obtained.

Example: GN-2004A-Q-10, or GS-2003B-C-1, or GN-2002B-SV-78, or GS-2005A-DD-96.

We recommend that this reference to the Program ID be made in the acknowledgment section at the end of the paper or in the Observations section of the paper.

The “documents” sections also list reference(s) that should be cited to describe the facility and visiting instruments.

Latex version

Based on observations obtained at the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini Observatory partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigaci\'{o}n y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnolog\'{i}a e Innovaci\'{o}n (Argentina), Minist\'{e}rio da Ci\^{e}ncia, Tecnologia, Inova\c{c}\~{o}es e Comunica\c{c}\~{o}es (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

Additional Acknowledgment

If appropriate, please include an additional acknowledgment:

(acquired through the Gemini Observatory Archive at NSF NOIRLab*),

(processed using the Gemini IRAF package [, Disco-Stu (Distortion Correction and Stacking Utility), and/or DRAGONS (Data Reduction for Astronomy from Gemini Observatory North and South)], or

(acquired through the Gemini Observatory Archive at NSF NOIRLab* and processed using the Gemini IRAF package [and/or DRAGONS (Data Reduction for Astronomy from Gemini Observatory North and South)])

*or the Gemini Science Archive prior to December 2015

8.3 Papers Based on Data from Gemini-Subaru Exchange Time

8.3.1 For Observations from Subaru

Based [in part] on data collected at the Subaru Telescope, via the time exchange program between Subaru and the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab. The Subaru Telescope is operated by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

8.3.2 For Observations from Gemini

Based [in part] on data obtained at the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, via the time exchange program between Gemini and the Subaru Telescope [include additional acknowledgment here, see above]. The international Gemini Observatory at NOIRLab is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Argentina), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

8.4 Papers About Gemini

Papers published about Gemini (for example, SPIE papers on an instrument) should have the following acknowledgment as a footnote on the first page or in the last section before the references:

The international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Argentina), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

8.5 Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Gemini Staff

8.5.1 Papers by Gemini staff not using Gemini data

Papers authored or co-authored by Gemini staff not using Gemini data should acknowledge funding from the agencies by using the following statement in the acknowledgment section at the end of their paper:

Supported by the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation, on behalf of the Gemini partnership of Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Republic of Korea, and the United States of America.

Please note that, regardless of placement in the author list (as in, first or last author), this credit line must be included.

8.5.2 Papers by Gemini staff using Gemini data

For papers by Gemini staff using Gemini data, use the general acknowledgment listed above.

8.6. Papers Based on Data from GRACES

Based on observations obtained through the Gemini Remote Access to CFHT ESPaDOnS Spectrograph (GRACES). ESPaDOnS is located at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), which is operated by the National Research Council of Canada, the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique of France, and the University of Hawai’i. ESPaDOnS is a collaborative project funded by France (CNRS, MENESR, OMP, LATT), Canada (NSERC), CFHT and ESA. ESPaDOnS was remotely controlled from the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Argentina), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

8.7. Papers Based on Data from `Alopeke and/or Zorro

(Some of the) Observations in the paper made use of the High-Resolution Imaging instrument(s) ‘Alopeke (and/or Zorro). ‘Alopeke (and/or Zorro) was funded by the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program and built at the NASA Ames Research Center by Steve B. Howell, Nic Scott, Elliott P. Horch, and Emmett Quigley. ‘Alopeke (and/or Zorro) was mounted on the Gemini North (and/or South) telescope of the international Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Science Foundation. on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the U.S. National Science Foundation (United States), National Research Council (Canada), Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo (Chile), Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación (Argentina), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brazil), and Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (Republic of Korea).

8.8 Papers Based on Data from IGRINS

This work used the Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrometer (IGRINS) that was developed under a collaboration between the University of Texas at Austin and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) with the financial support of the US National Science Foundation 27 under grants AST-1229522 and AST-1702267, of the University of Texas at Austin, and of the Korean GMT Project of KASI.

8.9 Maunakea Acknowledgement

This work was enabled by observations made from the Gemini North telescope, located within the Maunakea Science Reserve and adjacent to the summit of Maunakea. We are grateful for the privilege of observing the Universe from a place that is unique in both its astronomical quality and its cultural significance.

9. Vera C. Rubin Observatory Operations

For acknowledgments to the Rubin Observatory Construction Project in the period until operations begin in 2024, please see the guidelines at https://www.lsst.org/scientists/citing-lsst.

For acknowledgments related to the pre-operations of Rubin Observatory, please use the following:

This material or work is supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation through Cooperative Agreement AST-1258333 and Cooperative Support Agreement AST1836783 managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), and the Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515 with the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory managed by Stanford University.

Updated on April 8, 2024, 11:07 am