Description: Call for Proposals for observations at ESO telescopes during Period 84
The Call for Proposals for observations at ESO telescopes during Period 84 (1 October 2009 – 31 March 2010) has been released.
The deadline for proposal submission is 1 April 2009, 12:00 noon CEST.
In this Period, two new instruments, X-SHOOTER on UT2 and CHAMP+ on APEX, are offered for the first time, the latter only in collaboration with the instrument team. ISAAC will be transferred from UT1 to UT3. On UT4, the Laser Guide Star is offered both in Service Mode and in Visitor Mode; however, the amount of time that can be allocated to programmes requiring this facility is limited.
Starting with Period 84, a streamlined operation model is being introduced in La Silla. Visiting Astronomers will not have a specific support astronomer assigned on the mountain; technical and logistical support will be delivered as usual by ESO staff.
While the minimum length of 3 nights for runs to be conducted with La Silla telescopes remains in force, additional flexibility has been introduced for combined EFOSC2 and SOFI observations to be carried out contiguously, and for Visitor Instruments.
Large Programme proposals are encouraged on the the 3.6-m telescope and the NTT, with a maximum duration of four years.
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