AAT Schedule - Semester 1999A Version 1.4

Anglo-Australian Observatory Telescope Schedule
Semester 1999A - Version 1.4
Issued 28/4/99
Schedule information may be obtained from http://www.aao.gov.au/aat_schedule.html
 
Date NB ! Proposal/Proposers Instrument Support
Tu Feb 2   B   A017 BUTLER,TINNEY,Marcy,PENNY,JONES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB
We   3   B   " " "
Th   4   B   A005 BERSIER,Welch,BUTLER Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB
Fr   5   B   Service - UCLES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 RPB
Sa   6   B   A009 BESSELL,O'MARA,Castelli Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 N,(rpb)
Su   7   B   " " "
Mo Feb 8   G   Director - 2dF 2dF KGB,TJB
Tu   9   G   P027 GILMORE, WYSE,NORRIS,FREEMAN 2dF,1200B,1200B,I Y,kgb,tjb
We   10   G   " " "
Th   11   G   " " "
Fr   12   D   " " "
Sa   13   D   A035 COLLESS+++++++++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,ijl,tjb
Su   14   D   " " "
Mo Feb 15   D   " " Y,ijl
Tu   16   D   " " "
We   17   D   " " "
Th   18   D   A069 TINNEY,BARRADO NAVASCUES+++/A038 WOOD+ 2dF,1200R,1200R,I Y,CGT
Fr   19 a D   " " "
Sa   20   D   " " "
Su   21   D   A014 GLAZEBROOK,HUANG,Cowie,Tinney 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,KGB
Mo Feb 22   G   " " "
Tu   23   G   Service - CCD Imaging/TTF Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF+MITLL2 CGT
We   24   G   Director- Taurus Cass8,Taurus+MITLL2 CGT
Th   25   B   A041 MARSDEN,CARTER,DONATI,SEMEL,O'MARA Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 F,rpb
Fr   26   B   P024 BUTLER,TINNEY,PENNY,JONES,Marcy Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,CGT,RPB
Sa   27   B   " " "
Su   28   B   A041 MARSDEN,CARTER,DONATI,SEMEL,O'MARA Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,(rpb)
Mo Mar 1   B   Director - Aluminising Aluminising -
Tu   2   B   " " "
We   3   B   " " "
Th   4 c B   " " "
Fr   5   B   Director - 3D Cass15,3D,??,K MPE
Sa   6   B   3D Key Program Cass15,3D,??,K N,mpe
Su   7   B   " " "
Mo Mar 8   B   A028 GALLIMORE,KOEKEMOER,O'Dea,Baum Cass15,3D,K N,mpe
Tu   9   B   " " "
We   10   G   " " "
Th   11   G   Director - 2dF 2dF IJL,FGW
Fr   12   G   A035 COLLESS+++++++++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,fgw
Sa   13   G   " " "
Su   14   D   " " "
Mo Mar 15   D   A003 FREEMAN,ARNABOLDI,MALIN,Sharples / A038 WOOD+ 2dF,1200V,1200V,I Y,fgw
Tu   16 a D   " " "
We   17   D   P019 Shanks+++++ / P030 Ellis+++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,tjb,rdc
Th   18   D   " " "
Fr   19   D   " " "
Sa   20   D   " " "
Su   21   D   " " Y,tjb,rdc
Mo Mar 22   D   " " T,tjb,ras
Tu   23   G   " " "
We   24   G   " " "
Th   25   G   " " "
Fr   26   B   P004 BRYCE,REDMAN,LO Cass,MES+TEK?+AuxCCD N,(tlb)
Sa   27   B   " " "
Su   28   B   " " "
Mo Mar 29 g B   P018 WHEATLEY,Wynn Cass8,RGO25+TEK,1200V+AuxCCD Y,tlb
Tu   30   B   P038 MAXTED,MARSH,MORALES Cass8,RGO82+MITLL2,1200R+AuxCCD F,tlb
We   31   B   " " "
Th Apr 1   B   " Cass8,RGO82+MITLL2,1200R "
Fr*   2   B   A051 JOHNSTON,WU,Fender Cass8,RGO25+MITLL2,1200R N,HMJ
Sa   3 j B * Director - Planet Search Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB
Su   4   B   Service - UCLES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 RPB
Mo* Apr 5   B   A017 BUTLER,TINNEY,Marcy,PENNY,JONES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB,CGT
Tu   6   B   " " "
We   7 h B   " " "
Th   8 h B   Service - RGO Cass8,RGO25+TEK+FORS RAS
Fr   9 h G   " " "
Sa   10 h G   " " "
Su   11 h G   A040 HUNSTEAD,BAKER Cass8,RGO25+MITLL2,270R,300B,600V+AuxCCD N,(tlb)
Mo Apr 12 h D   " " "
Tu   13 h D   A021 BUXTON,VENNES,Wickramasinghe,Ferrario Cass8,RGO25+TEK,1200V+AuxCCD N,(tlb)
We   14 h D   " " "
Th   15 dh D   P023 PETTINI,ELLISON++++/P010 DHILLON,SMITH,MARSH++ Cass8,RGO25+TEK,600V+AuxCCD Y,tlb
Fr   16 dh D   " " "
Sa   17 dh D   " " "
Su   18 dh D   " " "
Mo Apr 19 dh D   " " "
Tu   20   D   Director- Colour imaging Prime,Triplet,MITLL2 DFM,SL
We   21   G   Director- Colour imaging Prime,Triplet,MITLL2 or Photography DFM,SL
Th   22   G   3D Key Program Cass15,3D,???,K N,mpe
Fr   23   G   " " "
Sa   24   B   " " "
Su*   25   B   " " "
Mo* Apr 26   B   A013 EISENHAUER Cass15,3D,K N,mpe
Tu   27   B   " " "
We   28   B   " " "
Th   29   B   P007 LUMSDEN,PUXLEY,HEISLER Cass15,3D,Hlo/Hhi,K N,mpe
Fr   30   B   " " "
Sa May 1   B   " " "
Su   2   B   98B/A039 LUMSDEN,HEISLER, BAILEY,Hough,YOUNG Cass15,3D,Hhi/Hlo,K N,mpe
Mo May 3 e B   P008 CROWTHER,Willis,Beck,Conti Cass15,3D,Hlo,K F,mpe
Tu   4   B   P043 HOARE,LUMSDEN,Moore,Puxley Cass15,3D,Hlo/Hhi,K N,mpe
We   5   B   " " "
Th   6   B   " " "
Fr   7   B ! Director- 2dF 2dF IJL,FGW
Sa   8   G ! P019 Shanks+++++ / P030 Ellis+++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,ijl,fgw
Su   9   G ! " " "
Mo May 10   G   " " Y,kgb,fgw
Tu   11   D   " " "
We   12   D   " " "
Th   13   D   Service - 2dF 2dF,????,I KGB,RDC
Fr   14   D ! P012 HEWETT,Foltz,Impey,WARREN,HARDING 2dF,1200B,1200B,I Y,rdc,ijl
Sa   15   D ! " " "
Su   16   D ! " " "
Mo May 17   D   A023 DA COSTA,NORRIS,Gibson,CANNON,Croke 2dF,1200B,1200B,I Y,RDC
Tu   18   D   " " "
We   19   D   " " "
Th   20   G ! P041 SMITH,LUCEY,MOORE,COLLESS,HOLA,SHARPLES 2dF,1200V,1200V,I Y,tjb,rdc
Fr   21 f G ! P019 Shanks+++++ / P030 Ellis+++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,tjb,rdc
Sa   22   G ! " " "
Su   23   G ! " " "
Mo May 24   B ! P022 PREIBISCH,Zinnecker,GUENTHER 2dF,1200R,1200R,I Y,tjb,rdc
Tu   25   B ! " " "
We   26   B   P014 SMARTT,DUFTON,KEENAN,ROLLESTON,HAMBLY,LENNON,Venn Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 F,rpb
Th   27   B   " " "
Fr   28   B   " " "
Sa   29   B   P025 LUMSDEN,HEISLER Cass15,Taurus,BTTF,RTTF+MITLL2 F,jbh
Su   30   B   " " "
Mo May 31   B   " " "
Tu Jun 1   B   Director - FOP 1/2 wave Commissioning / TTF Service Cass15,Taurus,FOP+1/2+MITLL2 JAB/JBH
We   2   B   Director - FOP 1/4 wave Commissioning / TTF Service Cass15,Taurus,FOP+1/4+MITLL2 "
Th   3   B   A056 PUTMAN,HAWTHORN,Gibson,Veilleux,Cecil Cass8,Taurus,UMD+MITLL2 N,JBH
Fr   4   B   " " "
Sa   5   B   " " "
Su   6   G ! Service - CCD Imaging/TTF Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF+MITLL2 CGT,JBH
Mo Jun 7   G ! A007 SEMBACH,Savage Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,UMD+MITLL2 Y,jbh
Tu   8   G ! " " "
We   9   D   Director- LDSS++ Cass8,LDSS,MITLL? KGB
Th   10   D   " " "
Fr   11   D   " " "
Sa   12   D   A052 WEBB,DRINKWATER,FERNANDEZ-SOTO,LANZETTA,CARSWELL,BARCONS Cass8,LDSS+MITLL2 F,kgb
Su   13   D   " " "
Mo* Jun 14   D   " " "
Tu   15   D   P029 CARSWELL,OUTRAM,HEWETT,BOYLE,Williams,NORRIS Coude,UCLES79+MITLL2 N,BJB
We   16   D   " " "
Th   17   D   " " "
Fr   18   G   " " "
Sa   19   G   A024 BAILEY Cass15,Taurus,FOP+1/4+MITLL2 N,JAB,jbh
Su   20   G   " " "
Mo Jun 21   G   " " "
Tu   22 b B ! A018 BURTON,LEE,WALSH,HYLAND,ASHLEY Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF F,cgt
We   23 b B ! " " "
Th   24 b B ! " " "
Fr   25 b B ! A065 GREEN,Wardle,BURTON,LAZENDIC Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF N,cgt
Sa   26 b B ! " " "
Su   27 b B ! A025 YUSEF-ZADEH,Roberts,Illinois,BURTON Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF N,cgt
Mo Jun 28 b B ! A036 MUZEROLLE,ALLEN,Calvet,Hartmann Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF F,cgt
Tu   29   B ! Director - MANIAC Cass36,Visitor(MANIAC) F,cgt
We   30   B ! A046 WALSH,BURTON,NIKOLA,HYLAND,STOREY Cass36,Visitor(MANIAC) N,cgt
Th Jul 1   B   " " "
Fr   2   B   A047 JEREMY BAILEY Cass8,RGO82+MITLL3,1200V N,JAB
Sa   3   B   " " "
Su   4   B   " " "
Mo Jul 5   G ! Director- 2dF 2dF TJB,BJB
Tu   6   G ! P019 Shanks+++++ / P030 Ellis+++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,tjb,bjb
We   7   G ! " " "
Th   8   G ! " " "
Fr   9   D ! P009 BOWEN,Hawkins,Peacock,Moller / A038 WOOD+ 2dF,1200B,1200V,1200V,I Y,tjb,bjb
Sa   10 a D ! " " "
Su   11   D   " " Y,tjb,fgw
Mo Jul 12   D   A035 COLLESS+++++++++++++++++++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,fgw
Tu   13   D   " " "
We   14   D   " " "
Th   15   D   " " "
Fr   16   D   " " "
Sa   17   D   " " "
Su   18   G   " " Y,kt
Mo Jul 19   G   " " "
Tu   20   G   " " "
We   21   G   A014 GLAZEBROOK,HUANG,Cowie,Tinney 2dF,300B,300B,I N,KGB,kt
Th   22   B   Service - 2dF 2dF,??? KGB,KT
Fr   23   B   P024 BUTLER,TINNEY,PENNY,JONES,Marcy Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,RPB,CGT
Sa   24   B   " " "
Su   25   B   " " "
Mo Jul 26   B   " " "
Tu   27 j B ! " " "
We   28   B   P028 JEFFERY,Dufton,CUADRADO,MONTANEZ RODRIGUEZ Coude,UCLES31+TEK F,rpb
Th   29   B   " " "
Fr   30   B   P001 CRAWFORD,Barlow Coude,UHRF(1,000,000 res)+TEK F,ras
Sa   31   B   " " "
 
Footnotes
a A038 is awarded a total of three one hour observations on the indicated dates, to start/finish one half hour before astronomical
twilight. Complete configuration files must be provided by the proposers to AAO support staff well in advance of these dates.
Note these are scheduled on the second night of each run, to minimise impact on the scheduled observer's start-up.
A038 WOOD,AXELROD 2dF,1200R or 1200V,I  
b A031 is awarded 1h of observing starting at sunset on each of the indicated nights.
A031 MEADOWS,CRISP Cass36,IRIS N,(tlb)
c A22 will be scheduled for shared risk observing at the start of the night March 4, with a minimial IRIS set-up.
A022 BURTON,LEE Cass36,IRIS Y,tlb
d P023 is awarded the first half of the indicated nights, and P010 the second half.    
e P008 is not awarded T&S. Stuart Lumsden has volunteered to observe for this programme.    
f P041 is not awarded T&S. To be carried out in service by AAO staff.
g P018 is not awarded T&S. To be carried out in service by AAO staff.
h Possibly subject to P031 over--ride (see below)
j The MAPPITT run has been post-poned to Semester 99B
k FOP commissioing gets first half of each night. TTF service gets second half.
Over-ride Programs (see Notes)
5x(3h/GRB) override A067 Galama,Van Paradijs,Groot,Vreeswijk,Tinney,+++++++++++++ Imaging Instruments  
A063 Palazzi,TINNEY,Pian,Nicastro,Masetti,Frontera,Costa Imaging Instruments  
6x2.5h override P031 Haswell,Hynes,STATHAKIS,Horne,O'Brien,Chen,Harlaftis Cass8,RGO25+TEK,300B N,RAS

Last Updated on 28/04/99
By Chris Tinney
Email: cgt@aaoepp.aao.gov.au

Schedule Notes

General Notes

  • Dates : Australian public holidays are indicated by a "*". Dark, Grey and Bright time is indicated by the 'D/G/B' column.
  • NB: Important information for some proposals is given in the footnotes at the base of the schedule.
  • ! : Exclamation marks indicate changes from the previous version of the schedule.
  • Proposal : Likely observers names are indicated in upper case.
  • Support
    • A 'Y', 'F', or 'N' indicates
      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.
    • The three letter astronomers initials indicate which member of AAO staff is assigned to support each program
    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 given is that of the primary support astronomer. The primary support astronomer should be the principal contact for all matter relating to this proposal, and is responsible for coordinating the provision of position files etc. The primary support astronomer is responsible for co-ordinating service observing.
    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 & 2dF Observing

PATT will not pay T&S for proposals allocated only one night, or allocated time on 2dF. It is therefore assumed that such awards 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.

ATAC programs are 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.

Half-nights, Quarter-nights etc.

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

 Over-ride Programs

Several 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 A063 and A067 as follows;

"A063/067 - 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

bjb

Brian Boyle

kt

Keith Taylor

cgt

Chris Tinney

ras

Ray Stathakis

fgw

Fred Watson

rdc

Russell Cannon

hmj

Helen Johnston

rpb

R.Paul Butler (paul@aaoepp…)

jab

Jeremy Bailey

tjb

Terry Bridges

jbh

Joss Hawthorn

tlb

Tyler Bourke

jmc

Jessica Chapman

kgb

Karl Glazebrook