2M HIMALAYAN CHANDRA TELESCOPE: SERVICE OBSERVATIONS
It is proposed to start a service observing programme at the HCT for programmes
that require up to six hours of observing
time, inclusive of calibration data. Service time is normally allocated for
programmes that require a small amount of data to complete a programme, or
require a few hours of observing time, or to look at individual targets of
Service proposal deadlines will be set four times each year
at three-monthly intervals. The proposals will be graded by the HTAC,
a process which may take 3-4 weeks, before being accepted into the
service programme. The service proposals will be accepted
for the next cycle, beginning 2004 May and the deadline is on Apr 1, 2004 .
SERVICE DEADLINES ARE APRIL 1, JULY 1,
OCTOBER 1, and JANUARY 1
Service proposals may be submitted for programmes that require
up to six hours observing time. The three instruments: HFOSC, NEAR-IR CAMERA
and the OPTICAL CCD CAMERA will be available for service observations.
Service proposal deadlines are set at regular 3-month intervals
(January, April, July and October)
- Service proposals will be refereed by the HTAC, normally within three to
four weeks of the service proposal deadline. If further information is required
then a service proposal may be returned to the applicant for modification.
The service proposals will be graded on a scale of 1 (low)
to 5 (high) and an average grade assigned. Proposals assigned an average
grade below 2.5 will not be granted HCT time. After a proposal has been
refereed, the HTAC will advise the sender of the average grade assigned by the
Service proposals expire after a period of one year but may
be resubmitted if desired.
Data will be made available as FITS format files, and written onto CDRoms.
All conditions regarding HCT observations applicable to the regular observing
programmes apply to service observations also.
Full details of the observing strategy are required.
Service Proposal Form