AAT Schedule - Semester 1998B Version 1.3

Anglo-Australian Observatory Telescope Schedule
Semester 1998B - Version 1.3
Issued 23 November 1998
Schedule information may be obtained from http://www.aao.gov.au/aat_schedule.html
MITLL2 is the Engineering grade LL CCD. MITLL3 is the Deep Depletion LL CCD.
(See http://www.aao.gov.au/local/www/cgt/ccdimguide/mitll_performance.html for MITLL details)
AuxCCD will be mounted for all RGO runs (unless it conflicts with a scheduled dual CCD requirement).
Date NB   ! Proposal/Proposers Instrument Support
Su   26   D   Director - 2dF 2dF KGB
Mo   27   D   " " "
Tu   28   D   Director - UCLES Coude,UCLES79,TEK N,BJB
We   29   G   " " "
Th   30   G   98A/A11 BOYLE,Hewett,Outram etal Coude,UCLES79,TEK N,BJB
Fr Jul 31   G   " " "
Sa Aug 1   G   A059 BESSELL,O'MARA,Castelli Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 N,(rpb)
Su   2   B   " " "
Mo*   3   B   98A/P39 BUTLER,TINNEY,PENNY,JONES,Marcy Coude,UCLES31,MITLL2 N,RPB,CGT
Tu   4   B   " " "
We   5   B   " " "
Th   6   B   " " "
Fr   7   B   " " "
Sa   8   B   Director - Planet Search Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB,CGT
Su   9   B   A018 Bersier,Welch,BUTLER Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB
Mo Aug 10   B   A026 Norris,RYAN, Beers,Deliyannis,Thorburn Coude,UCLES79+TEK N,(rpb)
Tu   11   B   P016 RYAN,Norris,Beers Coude,UCLES79+TEK N,(rpb)
We   12   B   " " "
Th   13   G   " " "
Fr   14   G   " " "
Sa   15 j G   A033 Norris,RYAN,Beers Coude,UCLES31+TEK N,(rpb)
Su   16 j G   Service - UCLES Coude,UCLES31+TEK RPB
Mo   17 j D   A012 BOYLE,CARSWELL,HEWETT,OUTRAM,Norris,Williams Coude,UCLES31+TEK N,BJB
Tu   18 j D   " " "
We   19 j D   " " "
Th Aug 20   D   A014 TINNEY,Tolley Cass8,Taurus,TTF+MITLL2 N,CGT
Fr   21   D   " " "
Sa   22   D   Service - CCD Service Imaging Cass8,Taurus+MITLL2 CGT,TB
Su   23   D   Director - CCD Service Imaging Cass8,Taurus+MITLL2 CGT,TB
Mo   24 f D   P053 HEWETT,WARREN,HARDING Cass8,Taurus,BTTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Tu   25   D   A046 JONES,SMAIL,COUCH Cass8,Taurus,TTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
We   26   D   " " "
Th   27   G   A008 BREMER,BLAND-HAWTHORN,JAFFE Cass8,Taurus,TTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Fr   28   G   " " "
Sa   29   G   " " "
Su   30   G   A076 HAWTHORN,FREEMAN,VEILLEUX Cass8,Taurus,UMD,MITLL2 N,JBH
Mo Aug 31   B   " " "
Tu Sep 1   B   " " "
We   2   B   Director - Blue TTF Commissioning Cass8,Taurus,BTTF+MITLL2 JBH
Th   3   B   Service - TTF Cass8,Taurus,TTF+MITLL2 JBH
Fr   4   B   A028 WELTY,LADES,York Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 F,rpb
Sa   5   B   " " "
Su   6   B   " " "
Mo   7   B   " " "
Tu   8   B   " " "
We   9   B   Director - 2dF 2dF N,KGB
Th Sep 10   B   " " "
Fr   11   G   P042 Ellis etal / P039 Boyle et al 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,kgb
Sa   12   G   " " "
Su   13   G   " " "
Mo   14   D   " " "
Tu   15   D   A054 HOPKINS,CRAM,MOBASHER,Rowan-Robinson 2dF,270R,1200R Y,kgb
We   16   D   P058 WARREN,HEWETT,WILLIS,Lewis 2dF,600V,I Y,fgw
Th   17   D   " " "
Fr   18   D   P064 GILMORE,WYSE,NORRIS,FREEMAN 2dF,1200B,I Y,fgw
Sa   19   D   " " "
Su Sep 20   D   " " "
Mo   21 g D   P076 GRUPPIONI,OLIVER,SERJEANT,ROWAN-ROBINSON++ 2dF,300B,270R,I Y,rdc,fgw
Tu   22   D   A024 DA COSTA,NORRIS,GIBSON,CANNON,Croke 2dF,1200B,1200B,1200V,1200V Y,rdc
We   23   D   " " "
Th   24   D   " " "
Fr   25   G   P018 HOWARTH,EVANS,IRWIN 2dF,1200B,I Y,kt
Sa   26   G   " " "
Su   27   G   " " "
Mo   28   G   " " "
Tu   29   B   P024 MCERLEAN,DUFTON,Lennon,MCKENNA Coude,UCLES31+TEK F,rpb
We Sep 30   B   " " "
Th Oct 1   B   " " "
Fr   2 a B   P031 HOARE,TEDSS / Director - 97B/P33 TACCONI-GARMAN++ Cass15,3D,Hhi,K Y,MPE
Sa   3 a B   " " "
Su   4 a B   " " "
Mo*   5 a B   " " "
Tu   6   B   P078 TEDDS,HOARE+++ Cass15,3D,Hlo,K Y,MPE
We   7   B   " " "
Th   8   B   A039 LUMSDEN,HEISLER, BAILEY,Hough,YOUNG Cass15,3D,Hhi,K Y,MPE
Fr   9   B   " " "
Sa Oct 10 b G   A063 HEISLER,APPLETON,NORRIS,+++ / A039 LUMSDEN++++ Cass15,3D,Hhi,Kshort/K Y,MPE
Su   11 b G   " " "
Mo   12 k G   Director - MITLL3 Commissioning Cass,LDSS,MITLL3 KGB,CGT
Tu   13 k G   Director - HDFS + BDS Cass,LDSS,MITLL3 KGB,CGT
We   14 k D   " " "
Th   15 k D   " " "
Fr   16 k D   " " "
Sa   17 d D   P081 DAVIES,BOWER,SMAIL,LEE,COUCH Cass,LDSS+MITLL2 F,kgb
Su   18 d D   " " "
Mo   19 d D   " " "
Tu Oct 20 d D   A079 WEBB,LANZETTA,DRINKWATER,CARSWELL,BARCONS Cass,LDSS+TEK F,kgb
We   21 d D   " " "
Th   22 d D   " " "
Fr   23   D   Director - BJB Cass8,RGO25+TEK, AuxCCD BJB
Sa   24   D   Service - RGO Cass8,RGO25, AuxCCD HMJ
Su   25   G   A053 TINNEY Cass8,RGO25+MITLL2,600V AuxCCD N,CGT
Mo   26   G   " " "
Tu   27 h G   P009 BAILEY,ROBINSON,HOUGH,WARD / Service - RGO82 Cass8,RGO82+MITLL2,1200V AuxCCD N,JAB,HMJ
We   28 h B   " " "
Th   29   B   P009 BAILEY,ROBINSON,HOUGH,WARD Cass8,RGO82+MITLL2,1200V Aux CCD N,JAB
Fr   30   B   A015 BUTLER,TINNEY,PENNY,JONES,Marcy Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB,CGT
Sa Oct 31   B   " " "
Su Nov 1   B   " " "
Mo   2 c B   A015 BUTLER+++ / P036 FITZSIMONS+++ Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2/UHRF+TEK "
Tu   3 c B   " " "
We   4 c B   A018 Bersier,Welch,BUTLER / P036 FITZSIMONS+++ Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2/UHRF+TEK N,RPB
Th   5 c B   Service - UCLES / P036 FITZSIMONS+++ Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2/UHRF+TEK RPB
Fr   6   B   P006 KEENAN,Sembach,BATES,DUFTON,ROLLESTON+ Coude,UCLES31+TEK F,rpb
Sa   7   B   " " "
Su   8   B   " " "
Mo   9   G   Director - 2dF 2dF N,RAS
Tu Nov 10   G   " " "
We   11   G   A009 Colless etal. 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,ras
Th   12   D   " " "
Fr   13   D   " " "
Sa   14   D   " " Y,fgw
Su   15   D   " " "
Mo   16   D   " " "
Tu   17   D   A044 DRINKWATER,SADLER,PARKER,Gregg,Phillipps,Jones,Davies,Smith 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,fgw
We   18   D   " " "
Th   19   D   P038 PHILLIPPS,JONES,SMITH,DAVIES,DRINKWATER+++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,rdc
Fr Nov 20   D   " " "
Sa   21   D   " " "
Su   22   D   A016 FREEMAN,ZARITSKY 2dF,1200I,1200J,II Y,rdc
Mo   23   G   A062 CANNON,HATZIDIMITRIOU,CROKE,MORGAN,Offer 2dF,1200R,1200R,I Y,rdc
Tu   24   G   " " "
We   25   G   A036 DA COSTA,SMECKER-HANE,Hesser,Stetson,HATZIDIMITRIOU 2dF,1200R,1200R,I Y,rdc
Th   26   G   " " "
Fr   27   B   Director - 97B/A85 TACCONI-GARMAN et al Cass15,3D,Hhi,K Y,MPE
Sa   28   B   " " "
Su   29   B   " " "
Mo Nov 30   B   97B/P058 MEIKLE,FASSIA++ Cass15,3D,Hhi,K Y,MPE
Tu Dec 1   B   " " "
We   2   B   P060 THORNLEY,TACCONI-GARMAN,PAK,Forster Schreiber++ Cass15,3D,Hhi,K N,MPE
Th   3   B   " " "
Fr   4   B   A068 THATTE,TACONI-GARMAN,TECZA,GENZEL Cass15,3D,Hhi N,MPE
Sa   5   B   " " "
Su   6   B   A002 BURTON,LEE,BRAND,MCCARTNEY Cass15,3D,Hhi,K Y,MPE
Mo   7   B   " " "
Tu   8   B   " " "
We   9   G ! Director - Planet Search Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,(ras)
Th Dec 10   G   A067 STATHAKIS,CANNON,MEIKLE,FASSIA Cass8,RGO25+TEK AuxCCD N,RAS
Fr   11   G   " " "
Sa   12   G   P046 PETTINI,WALL,ELLISON,Shaver,Hook,Yan Cass8,RGO25+TEK,600V Aux CCD F,RAS
Su   13   D   " " "
Mo   14   D   " " "
Tu   15   D   P015 MARSH,MAXTED,NORTH+ Cass8,RGO25+TEK,300B,250B AuxCCD F,hmj
We   16   D   " " "
Th   17   D   " " "
Fr   18   D   " " "
Sa   19 d D   Service - RGO Cass8,RGO25, AuxCCD BJB,TB
Su Dec 20 d D   " " "
Mo   21 d D   Director - BJB Cass8,RGO25+TEK BJB
Tu   22   D   Director - Photography PF,Triplet,Photography DFM,SL
We   23   G ! Director - CCD Imaging PF,Triplet,MITLL2 "
Th   24   G   P063 O'BRIEN,Gill,BRYCE,MEABURN Cass8,MES,TEK N,(jmc)
Fr*   25   G   " " "
Sa*   26   G   " " "
Su   27   B   A025 DONATI,CARTER,SEMEL,MENGEL,MARSDEN,REES Cass8,SEMELPOL,UCLES31+MITLL2 F,,jmc
Mo   28   B   " " "
Tu   29   B   " " "
We   30   B   " " "
Th Dec 31   B   P005 CAMERON,DONATI,SEMEL,JAMES,HUSSAIN,LISTER+ Cass8,SEMELPOL,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,(,jmc)
Fr* Jan 1   B   " " "
Sa   2   B   " " "
Su   3   B   " " "
Mo   4   B   P011 CRAWFORD,Barlow,WALTHER,Dunkin Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 F,rpb
Tu   5   B   " " "
We   6   B   P047 JEFFRIES,JAMES,TOTTEN,Tolley Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 F,rpb
Th   7   B   " " "
Fr   8   B ! Director - 2dF 2dF N,RDC,FGW
Sa   9   G ! A009 Colless etal. 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,rdc
Su Jan 10   G ! " " "
Mo   11   G ! " " "
Tu   12   G ! " " "
We   13   D ! " " "
Th   14   D   " " Y,ras
Fr   15   D   " " "
Sa   16   D   P042 Ellis etal / P039 Boyle et al 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,ras
Su   17   D   " " "
Mo   18   D   " " "
Tu   19   D   " " "
We Jan 20   D   " " Y,rdc
Th   21   D   " " "
Fr   22   D   " " "
Sa   23   G   Service - 2dF 2dF RDC,CGT
Su   24   G   " " "
Mo   25   G   Service - CCD Service Imaging Cass8,Taurus+MITLL2 CGT
Tu*   26   B   A011 PUTMAN,HAWTHORN,GIBSON,Veilleux,Cecil Cass8,Taurus,UMD 44um+MITLL2 N,JBH
We   27   B   " " "
Th   28   B   P022 CRAWFORD,BARLOW Coude,UHRF(1,000,000 res)+MITLL2 F,JMC
Fr   29   B   " " "
Sa   30   B   P070 BARLOW,CRAWFORD Coude,UHRF(1,000,000 res)+MITLL2 F,JMC
Su Jan 31   B   " " "
Mo Feb 1   B   " " "
Footnotes
a P031 gets 2h 10m from evening astronomical twilight, MPE has remainder.    
b A063 gets first half of each night. A039 gets remainder    
c P036 is awarded 4 mornings starting from sunrise. RAS will provide first night support to P036
P036 FITZSIMMONS,Killen,Potter,COLLANDER-BROWN. Coude,UHRF(1,000,000 res)+TEK F,ras
d In the event of the VPH grism not being ready by October the Dec 20 "Director-BJB" run will move to Oct 20, the Dec 19 "RGO Service" run will move to Oct22, A079 will move to Dec 19 and P081 will be replaced by P050 BOYLE etal Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2
f P053 To be performed in service by JBH. If seeing exceeds 1.5" time reverts to TTF Service.
g P076 gets only half night if second 300R grating is not ready, the other half going to P075. If P075 is not carried out in September it will be carried out in January 2dF service time.
P075 MCHARDY,LAWSON, NEWSAM,Ohashi,Yamasaki,Turner 2dF,270R,300B,I  
h P009 gets first half night, Service RGO gets remainder to be carried out by HMJ
j Due to faintness of A012 targets, TEK must be used and Coude room kept dark during the Aug15-16 runs to allow flourescent paint to fade for A012.
k If MITLL3 is unavailable, MITLL2 will be used.    
Over-ride Programs (see Notes)
5x2.5h overide 98A/P023 Harflatis,Horne,O'Brien,Stathakis,Chen,Haswell,Hynes Cass8,RGO25,250B,I  
3x2h override 98A/P063 Roche,Chakrabaty Cass8,RGO25,600V,1200B,1200V,I  
5x(3h/GRB) override A027 Galama,Van Paradijs,Groot,Vreeswijk,Tinney,+++++++++++++ Imaging Instruments  
A020 Palazzi,TINNEY,Pian,Nicastro,Masetti,Frontera,Costa Imaging Instruments  

 

Schedule Notes

      1. Y - support is requested for the whole run.
      2. F - support is requested for the first night.
      3. N - no support is requested or AAO staff are on the proposal and must provide support.
      4. Absence of Y,F or N implies AAO staff are scheduled for Director's or Service time and must be present at the telescope.
    1. If the name is in upper case then the astronomer is either supporting director's or service time, or is supporting because he/she is on the proposal.
    2. If the astronomer's name appears in parentheses then is not expected the astronomer will be present at the telescope, though the astronomer will be responsible for any other support required.
    3. In the case of 2dF, two support astronomers will often be listed. The FIRST name is the primary contact, and the astronomer responsible for coordinating the provision of position files etc.
    4. Support astronomers may be contacted at USERNAME@aaoepp.aao.gov.au, where USERNAME is the three letter initials used in the support column of the schedule.
    5. `mpe' or `MPE' refers to the Max Planck team who will be supporting the 3D instrument. Observers should contact the MPE team using the e-mail adresses given in the Announcement of Opportunity (http://www.aao.gov.au/local/www/sll/newsletter/jan97/3dnews.html).!

 

Service Observing

PATT will not pay T&S for proposals allocated only one night. It is therefore assumed that PATT awards of one night will be carried out in service mode by the nominated support astronomer. If proposers are able to travel to the telescope using other funding, they should inform the relevant support astronomer and the Scheduler (sched@aaoepp.aao.gov.au) as soon as possible. The programs affected by this in 1998B are P053 and P076.

Half-nights, Quarter-nights etc.

Fractional nights are defined by appropriate fraction of the time between evening and morning astronomical twilight.

 

2dF Observers

2dF programs are now scheduled to specific nights. Except for 1 night runs allocated to PATT proposals, programs will no longer be carried out in service. PIs for 2dF programs are therefore required to send at least one, and not more than two, observers for their 2dF runs. PIs should inform the AAO through the usual travel channels of the proposed observers well in advance of their runs.

 

Over-ride Programs

Four over-ride programs have been awarded time in 1998B. The standard over-ride conditions (see http://www.aao.gov.au/local/www/sll/applications/override.html) apply. Extra conditions apply to A020 and A027 as follows;

"A020/A027 - These programs are awarded FIVE 3 hour over-rides to be shared between them. For the purposes of these programs an over-ride consists of multiple observations (up to a maximum of 4 epochs) of a GRB. The total impact on scheduled observers (from start of slew to GRB, to end of slew back to scheduled observer's target) is to total no more than 3 hours. Observations of a single GRB can impact on more than one program, but still constitutes only one over-ride, up to the awarded total of 3 hours per over-ride. The observations to be carried out are

  1. up to 45 minutes (inclusive of overheads and slews to-from target) on the GRB target as soon as the target can be reached.
  2. a further 45 minutes (inclusive) on the GRB target 45 minutes before twilight, or when the GRB target goes to 2 airmasses (which ever comes first)
  3. a further 45 minutes (inclusive) on the GRB target as soon as the target is accessible on the next night when observations can be carried out
  4. a further 45 minutes (inclusive) on the GRB target 45 minutes before twilight, or when the GRB target goes to 2 airmasses (which ever comes first) on that subsequent night

 

At the option of the over-ride PIs, the two 45 minute epochs in each night can be combined into one 1.5 hour (inclusive) block, if this is required to cover the GRB error box with the available imaging instrument.

Spectroscopic follow-up is to be made at the Director's discretion. The standard over-ride conditions apply to these spectroscopic observations - that is each request for a spectrum (up to a maximum of 3 hours) counts as one over-ride, regardless of weather conditions and whether observations are actually obtained.

The over-riding PIs have committed themselves to make all over-ridden observers co-authors on papers resulting from over-ride observations.

NO OBSERVER IS TO BE IMPACTED BY MORE THAN 3 HOURS IMAGING OBSERVATIONS OR ONE SPECTROSCOPIC OVER-RIDE, WITHOUT COMPENSATION FOR TIME LOST."

 

 AAO Support Astronomers

 

rpb

R.Paul Butler (paul@aaoepp…)

tb

Tyler Bourke

jmc

Jessica Chapman

Kt

Keith Taylor

bjb

Brian Boyle

qap

Quentin Parker

rdc

Russell Cannon

jbh

Joss Hawthorn

hmj

Helen Johnston

ras

Ray Stathakis

sll

Stuart Lumsden

fgw

Fred Watson

cgt

Chris Tinney

kgb

Karl Glazebrook


Last Updated on 24/11/98
By Chris Tinney
Email: sched@aaoepp.aao.gov.au