AAT Schedule - Semester 1999B Version 2.1

99B Anglo-Australian Observatory Telescope Schedule 99B
Semester 1999B - Version 2.1
Issued 4 November 1999
Schedule information may be obtained from http://www.aao.gov.au/aat_schedule.html
 
Date NB   ! Proposal/Proposers Instrument Support
Su Aug 1   B   P017 MAXTED,MARSH,MORALES,NORTH Cass8,RGO82+MITLL2,1200R+AuxCCD N,(RAS)
Mo   2   B   " " "
Tu   3   G   " " "
We   4 b G   Director - 2dF 2dF,1200R,1200R,I S,TJB,IJL
Th   5   G   A042 CRAM,HOPKINS,Mobasher,AFONSO 2dF,270R,316R,I Y,TJB
Fr   6   G   " " "
Sa   7   D   P026 OLIVER,GRUPPIONI,MIGNOLI,SERJEANT,+++ 2dF,270R,316R,I S,TJB,IJL
Su   8   D   A031 Colless+++++ / A022 Boyle+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,TJB
Mo Aug 9   D   " " "
Tu   10   D   " " "
We   11   D   A006 GLAZEBROOK,Cowie,Huang,Tinney 2dF,300B,300B,I A,KGB
Th   12   D   P018 BELL,DE BLOK,GLAZEBROOK,BOWER,FERGUSON Cass8,LDSS+MITLL2+BGrism A,KGB
Fr   13   D   " " "
Sa   14   D   A033 COUCH,Jones,GLAZEBROOK,BOWER,SMAIL,BALOGH Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3 A,KGB
Su   15   D   " " "
Mo Aug 16 a G   A020 GLAZEBROOK,BOWER,HAWTHORN, MADAU Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3 A,KGB
Tu   17 a G   " " "
We   18 a G   " " "
Th   19 a G   " " "
Fr   20   B   P021 BUTLER,TINNEY, PENNY, JONES, Marcy Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 A,CGT
Sa   21   B   " " "
Su   22   B   " " "
Mo Aug 23   B   A014 Bersier,BUTLER,Welch Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 S,CGT
Tu   24   B   P049 KNAPEN,BECKMAN, ROZAS,ZURITA Cass8,Taurus,BTTF,RTTF+MITLL2 Y,JBH
We   25   B   " " "
Th   26   B   " " "
Fr   27   B   " " "
Sa   28   B   A017 TINNEY,Tolley Cass8,Taurus,RTTF+MITLL2 A,CGT
Su   29   B   " " "
Mo Aug 30   B   " " "
Tu   31   B   " " "
We Sep 1   G   " " "
Th   2   G   " " "
Fr   3   G   Director - TTF Broad/Narrow Shuffle Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF,MITLL2 S,JBH
Sa   4   D   " " "
Su   5   D   A010 HUNSTEAD,BAKER,BREMER Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Mo Sep 6   D   " " "
Tu   7   D   " " "
We   8   D   P056 MCMAHON,FERGUSON,STORRIE-LOMBARDI,HAWTHORN,JONES Cass8,Taurus,RTTF+MITLL2 A,JBH
Th   9   D   " " "
Fr   10   D   " " "
Sa   11   D   A051 PAUL FRANCIS Cass8,Taurus,BTTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Su   12   D   " " "
Mo Sep 13   D   P052 DE JONG,BELL,Kennicutt Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Tu   14   G   " " "
We   15   G   " " "
Th   16   G   P048 MADDOX,SINGLETON,Tresse,Loveday Cass8,Taurus,RTTF,BTTF+MITLL2 Y,JBH
Fr   17   G   " " "
Sa   18   B   " " "
Su   19   B   P025 SMITH,PETTINI,LENNON,SCHMUTZ Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,(cgt)
Mo Sep 20   B   " " "
Tu   21   B   " " "
We   22   B   A001 NORRIS,RYAN,BEERS Coude,UCLES79+TEK N,(CGT)
Th   23   B   " " "
Fr   24   B   " " "
Sa   25   B   " " "
Su   26   B   " " "
Mo Sep 27   B   Director - 2dF 2dF S,RDC,IJL
Tu   28   B   P054 Howarth,EVANS,Irwin 2dF,1200R,1200R,I S,RDC,IJL
We   29 b B   " " "
Th   30   G   P053 Howarth,EVANS,Irwin 2dF,1200B,1200B,I S,RDC,IJL
Fr Oct 1   G   " " "
Sa   2 a G   A008 DA COSTA,NORRIS,CANNON,Gibson,CROKE 2dF,1200B,1200B,1200V,1200V,1200B,1200V,I A,RDC
Su   3 ab D   " " "
Mo Oct 4 a D   " " "
Tu   5 a D   Service - 2dF 2dF S,TJB,RDC
We   6   D   A031 Colless+++++ / A022 Boyle+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,TJB
Th   7   D   " " "
Fr   8   D   " " "
Sa   9   D   " " "
Su   10   D   " " "
Mo Oct 11   D   " " "
Tu   12   D   " " "
We   13   D   " " "
Th   14   G   P004 PETTINI,ELLISON,HOOK,Yan,Shaver,Wall Cass8,RGO25+TEK,600V+AuxCCD F,BJB
Fr   15   G   " " "
Sa   16   G   Service - RGO Cass8,RGO25+TEK/MITLL2+AuxCCD S,BJB
Su   17   B   " " "
Mo Oct 18   B   A013 TINNEY Cass8,RGO25+MITLL2,600R+AuxCCD A,CGT
Tu   19   B   " " "
We   20   B   " " "
Th   21   B   A043 BUTLER,TINNEY,Marcy,PENNY,JONES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 A,CGT,SDR
Fr   22   B   Service - UCLES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 S,CGT,SDR
Sa   23   B   P058 ROLLESTON,VENN,Lennon Coude,UCLES31+TEK F,SDR
Su   24   B   " " "
Mo Oct 25   B   " " "
Tu   26   B   P002 KEENAN,Sembach,BATES,DUFTON,SMOKER Coude,UCLES31+TEK F,SDR
We   27   B   " " "
Th   28   B   " " "
Fr   29   G   Director - 2dF 2dF S,KGB,BJB
Sa   30   G   P023 Ellis+++++++ / P028 Shanks+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I S,KGB,BJB
Su   31   G   " " "
Mo Nov 1   D   " " "
Tu   2   D   " " "
We   3   D   " " "
Th   4   D   " " S,RDC,KT
Fr   5   D   " " "
Sa   6   D   " " "
Su   7   D   " " "
Mo Nov 8   D   " " "
Tu   9   D   " " "
We   10   D   " " S,FGW,EC
Th   11   D   " " "
Fr   12   G   " " "
Sa   13   G   " " "
Su   14   G   " " "
Mo Nov 15   G   P035 IRWIN,Zhao,IBATA 2dF,1200V,1200V,I S,FGW,EC
Tu   16 b B   " " "
We   17 c B ! Director - UNSWIRF Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF F,SDR
Th   18 c B   A016 HULBERT,STOREY / A041 LEE,BURTON+++ Cass36,IRIS,UNSWIRF F,SDR
Fr   19 c B   " " "
Sa   20 c B   " " "
Su   21 c B   " " "
Mo Nov 22   B   P047 HOARE,LUMSDEN,ALVAREZ Cass8,Taurus,RTTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
Tu   23   B   " " "
We   24   B   " " "
Th   25 a B   A024 BURTON,SCHUBERTH,BRAND,CHRYSOSTOMOU Cass8,Taurus,RTTF+MITLL2 Y,JBH
Fr   26 a B   " " "
Sa   27 a B   Service - Taurus Cass8,Taurus,MITLL2 S,JBH
Su   28   G   " " "
Mo Nov 29   G   " " "
Tu   30   G   A034 REULAND,VAN BREUGEL,Blais-Oulette Cass8,Taurus,TTF+MITLL2 F,JBH
We Dec 1   G   " " "
Th   2 a D   Service (1st half) / Director (2nd half) - LDSS Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3 S,KGB
Fr   3 a D   " " "
Sa   4   D   P043 KENNEFICK,DALTON,HALL Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3,RVPH F,KGB
Su   5   D   " " "
Mo Dec 6   D   " " "
Tu   7   D   P038 COLLINS,WAKE,BURKE,LUMSDEN,NICHOL,ROMER Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3,RVPH F,KGB
We   8   D   " " "
Th   9   D   " " "
Fr   10   D   " " "
Sa   11   D   P011 CROOM,WARREN,GLAZEBROOK Cass8,LDSS+MITLL3,RVPH A,KGB
Su   12   G   " " "
Mo Dec 13   G ! P021 BUTLER,TINNEY, PENNY, JONES, Marcy Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 A,CGT
Tu   14   G ! " " "
We   15   G ! " " "
Th   16   B ! " " "
Fr   17   B ! Director - Planet search Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 A,CGT
Sa   18 f B ! RGO Service Cass8,RGO25+MITLL2 S,CGT
Su   19   B   P051 HOWARTH,HARRIES, DONATI,SEMEL Cass8,Semelpol,UCLES79+MITLL2 F,SDR
Mo Dec 20   B   " " "
Tu   21   B   " " "
We   22   B   " " "
Th   23   B   P003 CAMERON, DONATI,SEMEL,HUSSAIN,LISTER,Carter Cass8,Semelpol,UCLES31+MITLL2 F,SDR
Fr   24   B   " " "
Sa   25   B   " " "
Su   26   B   98B/A025 DONATI,CARTER,SEMEL,MENGEL,MARSDEN,REES Cass8,Semelpol,UCLES31+MITLL2 N,(sdr)
Mo Dec 27   B   " " "
Tu   28   G   " " "
We   29   G   " " "
Th   30   G   Director - 2dF 2dF S,KGB,IJL
Fr   31   G   A006 GLAZEBROOK,Cowie,Huang,Tinney 2dF,300B,300B,I A,KGB,TJF
Sa Jan 1   G   P023 Ellis+++++++ / P028 Shanks+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I S,KGB,IJL,TJF
Su   2   D   " " "
Mo Jan 3   D   " " Y,RDC,IJL
Tu   4   D   " " "
We   5   D   A031 Colless+++++ / A022 Boyle+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,RDC
Th   6   D   " " "
Fr   7   D   " " "
Sa   8   D   " " "
Su   9   D   " " "
Mo Jan 10   D   A029 NORRIS,GILMORE,FREEMAN,WYSE 2dF,1200B,1200B,I Y,TJB
Tu   11   D   " " "
We   12   G   A025 FREEMAN,MINNITI 2dF,1200B,1200B,I Y,TJB
Th   13   G   " " "
Fr   14   G   A031 Colless+++++ / A022 Boyle+++++++ 2dF,300B,300B,I Y,TJB
Sa   15   G   " " "
Su   16   B   Service (ATAC) - 2dF 2dF S,TJB,IJL
Mo Jan 17 de B   Director - Crawford Payback Coude,UHRF,MITLL2 F,RAS
Tu   18 d B   A004 MARSDEN, CARTER, DONATI, WATSON Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 F,SDR
We   19 d B   " " "
Th   20 d B   " " "
Fr   21 d B   " " "
Sa   22 d B   Service - UCLES/UHRF Coude,UCLES/UHRF S,SDR
Su   23   B   Director - MAPPIT CoudeW,MAPPIT S,JRB,JGR
Mo Jan 24   B ! Director - Spiral Cass8,SPIRAL-B+MITLL2 S,DL,KT,RDC
Tu   25   B ! A043 BUTLER,TINNEY,Marcy,PENNY,JONES Coude,UCLES31+MITLL2 A,CGT
We   26   B ! " " "
Th   27   B ! Director - PFU/WFI Prime,PFU+MITLL2 or WFI S,CGT
Fr   28   G ! " " "
Sa   29   G ! " " "
Su   30   G ! " " "
Mo Jan 31   G ! Director - Spiral Cass8,SPIRAL-B+MITLL2 S,DL,KT,RDC
Footnotes
A new format for support codes has been adopted.
Y Full support will be provided
F First night support will be provided
N No support will be provided at the telescope. The contact astronomer is provided in parentheses.
S Service mode or Director's time observations which will be carried out by AAO astronomers.
A An AAO astronomer is on the proposal and will provide their own support.
When more than one support astronomers initials appear, the first named astronomer is always the principal contact.
a Proposals A020, A008 and A024 have been awarded Starred Status by ATAC. An ATAC service night has been
scheduled immediately following the last night of each starred proposal (or the first halves of Dec 2 & 3 for A020). If the bad
weather criterion is met by a proposal this service night will be given over to the starred proposal. In some cases this will
involve delaying an instrument change. It is the reponsibility of the starred observers to request their extra night at the end of
their last night if the weather criterion has been met. The weather criteria are :
A020 - Only 2-3 nights of the 4 allocated are clear (Note 0-1 nights clear does not get an extra night).
A008 - Only 1-2 nights of the 3 allocated are clear (Note 0 nights clear does not get an extra night).
A024 - Only 0-1 nights of the 2 allocated are clear.
b A054 has been awarded one hour's observing to be carried out in service mode by AAO staff on these nights in the one hour
immediately before morning, or after evening, twilight. Note that is the reponsibility of the A054 PI to provide complete,
ready-to-observe 2dF configuration files (not just target lists) for this program. The night used from A008's run will be
determined by the night on which they use the 1200V gratings. In no case will a grating change be made during a night.
A054 WOOD,AXELROD 2dF,1200R,1200R or 1200V,1200V,I S
c A016 is awarded the first half of the indicated nights, and A041 the second half. UNSWIRF observers should plan to
carry out a test run with UNSWIRF early on the morning of their first night following the Director's night.
d MAPPIT will carry out set-up work at CoudeW during this period using two CCD controllers. MAPPIT must release the
XMEM for use by the scheduled programs by 4pm each afternoon.
e MITLL2 should be powered up and mounted at UHRF several days in advance of this run to avoid power-on dark counts.
f Semelpol to set up at Coude while RGO is mounted at Cass from 18 Dec AM through start of run
Over-ride Programs
5x(3h/GRB) A026 Vreeswijk,Rol,Galama,Van Paradijs,Tinney,Tanvir,Wijers++++++++ Imaging S
A009 Palazzi,TINNEY,Pian,Nicastro,Masetti,Frontera,++ Imaging S

Schedule Notes

General Notes

    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. Support astronomers may be contacted at Email@aaoepp.aao.gov.au, where Email is the e-mail username in the following table.

 

Email

Name

Email

Name

BJB

bjb

Brian Boyle

KT

kt

Keith Taylor

CGT

cgt

Chris Tinney

RAS

ras

Ray Stathakis

FGW

fgw

Fred Watson

RDC

rdc

Russell Cannon

EC

ecorbett

Elizabeth Corbett

IJL

ijl@aaocbn

Ian Lewis

JAB

jab

Jeremy Bailey

IJB

tjb

Terry Bridges

JBH

jbh

Joss Hawthorn

 

 

 

SDR

 

Stuart Ryder

 

 

 

KGB

kgb

Karl Glazebrook

 

 

 

 

 

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 1999B. The standard over-ride conditions (see http://www.aao.gov.au/local/www/sll/applications/override.html) apply. Extra conditions apply to A026 and A009 as follows;

"A026/009 - 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."


Last Updated on 04/11/99
By Chris Tinney
Email: cgt@aaoepp.aao.gov.au