Archiving at SMOKA

The HSC QM data are a subject to the same archiving policy as any other Subaru Telescope data. In principle, scientific data taken with the Subaru Telescope are archived with an 18-month proprietary period. After that time they become publicly available at the Subaru Mitaka Okayama Kiso Archive (SMOKA) system:
Extension of the proprietary period may be granted in special cases to HSC queue programs that were highly ranked (GRADE A) and were carried over to the next semester or two. In such case, a corresponding request has to be submitted with a detailed justification.