[ASA] Call for Proposals: Nobeyama 45-m telescope

Philip.Edwards at csiro.au Philip.Edwards at csiro.au
Wed Aug 2 21:04:42 AEST 2017

Observing proposals for the 45-m telescope of Nobeyama Radio Observatory
(36th observing period) are invited.

Nobeyama Radio Observatory, NAOJ
Ken'ichi Tatematsu

1. Open use Period
-  December 8, 2017 to May 15, 2018
 It is subdivided into two semesters:
 - Semester 2017A: December 8, 2017 to February 28, 2018
 - Semester 2017B: March 1, 2018 to May 15, 2018

2. Open use information:
- Status report, application form, and other information are available
in the following website.
- Large programs (> 200 hr) over up to 2 yrs will be offered.
- Short programs (<20 hr) will be offered also in Semester 2017A and 2017B.
- Z45 is offered for the open use.
- TZ is decommissioned. (Observations in On-On mode ca be performed with FOREST receiver, instead.)
- Spectral window mode is available for FOREST observations.
- Japan domestic remote observation other than Mitaka may be possible as risk-shared.
- Remote observation from ASIAA in Taiwan is available as risk-shared.

3. Deadlines:
Semester 2017A (Regular, Large, Short, GTO and Back-up Program* Proposals)
- September 1, 2017, 15:00JST [06:00UT]
* Available for researchers affiliated with Japanese institutes
Semester 2017B (Regular, Short, GTO and Joint Proposals with ASTE (if ASTE is open semester 2017B))
- December 12, 2017, 15:00JST [06:00UT]

4. Submission:
We accept the proposal only via the web submission form. A LaTex
template must be used to generate the PDF file that contains the
Scientific and Technical Justifications.  Please access the application
form, fill the webform and upload the final PDF file.

- The scientific and technical justification, including figures,
tables and references, must fit within 3 pages (4 pages for the Large and Joint
Proposals). The maximum file size is 20 MB.
- Please attach (cut&paste) the results of our time estimators.
- Please check the observations of the NRO legacy projects.

5. Evaluation:
- Proposals in the category of Regular, Large, GTO and Joint proposals are
evaluated by referees, and the acceptance is judged by the millimeter
and submillimeter time allocation committee.
- Proposals in the categories of Short and Back-up programs are
evaluated and judged by the millimeter and submillimeter time
allocation committee.

6. Time allocation:
45-m Observational time will be allocated by the
Nobeyama Radio Observatory for proposals accepted by the
millimeter and submillimeter time allocation committee.
7. Questions?
Any questions about observations and preparations of proposals should
be submitted through the helpdesk:

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