[ASA] Skymapper call for proposals
Paul.Francis at anu.edu.au
Tue Sep 22 09:33:59 AEST 2015
Call for Proposals for non-survey time on the SkyMapper Telescope: Semester 2016A
Application deadline: 23:59 15th October 2015
24.0 for ANU-led proposals (140 hours dome-open time given average weather statistics)
6.0 for other Australian-led proposals(35 hours dome-open time given average weather statistics)
Period 01 January to 30 June 2016; these nights will need to be distributed over different lunar phases in the long term, but not necessarily in any given semester.
How to apply
For instructions for proposals and information on SkyMapper please refer to
You can only apply for images that will not replicate the observations of the public SkyMapper Southern Sky Survey (all-sky dec < +2, 100 sec images in uv (6 visits) and griz (4 visits), operating until 2019). The SkyMapper team can prioritise public survey fields to a limited extent in any given semester. If you'd like a field to be observed with priority, please do not submit a proposal, but contact the SkyMapper team (skymapper at anu.edu.au) who will help on a best-effort basis. Proposals should not directly compete with SkyMapper legacy science projects, which are listed at https://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~skymap/TDR/SkyMapperSouthernSkySurveyScienceProjects.html
Proposals should include a two-page scientific and technical justification. Please email to paul.francis at anu.edu.au before the deadline. If you do not receive confirmation that we've received your e-mail within 24 hours, please contact us again. Joint proposals with proposers from both ANU and the Australian Community should specify how they want the time broken down between ANU and other Australian time.
Your proposal will be ranked by the ANU-TAC and, if successful, forwarded to the SkyMapper team for scheduling and robotic observation. All images will receive basic processing by the SkyMapper Science Data Pipeline alongside survey observations (and thus will be done in temporal order).
SkyMapper is a 1.3m telescope with a 5.7 sq. deg. FoV and a 268 Megapixel camera. There are six primary filters (uvgriz), plus an H-alpha filter subject to strong scheduling constraints. If you have any questions not answered in the documentation, Chris Onken and Chris Wolf are able to help. (skymapper at anu.edu.au)
A/Prof. Paul Francis
Mt Stromlo Observatory, and the Physics Education Centre
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Building 38a, Tel 02 6125 2824 or 8031
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200 Australia
paul.francis at anu.edu.au<mailto:paul.francis at anu.edu.au>
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