COO/Palomar Observatory

Cover Sheet - Semester 2017A

200-inch Telescope

Instructions: Fill in the required information. When finished, save the form on your computer as a pdf document to be merged with the discussion section of your proposal.
Principal Investigator Lead Observer (if not PI)
Office phone:
The PI or the Lead Observer will be the single-point contact with the Palomar staff for all administrative and logistical matters pertaining to the project.
Program Title

Abstract of Program Abstract must fit within the space provided. Unformatted text only.

Note: The abstract may be used for Educational Outreach purposes.

Institution Status¹ Priority
Linked to Keck¹ Linked to 60-in¹ Linked to Oschin¹
Thesis Project ToO Interrupts¹ Large Project¹
Date-Specific² Partial Nights² New/Continuing Project³
¹Caltech observers only
²Provide full details in the discussion section.
³For a new project, include in the discussion section an estimate of the total observing time needed for completion. For a continuation of an existing project, give a review of its status and an estimate of the observing time needed for completion.

Collaborators (Names and e-mail addresses)

Observing Team (Observers expected to be present at Palomar)

Observing Runs & Instruments Fill in the table below to specify the instruments requested and your acceptable observing runs.
- Select the instrument(s) you are requesting for the block from the pull-down menus. Double-instrument set-ups should not be requested unless both instruments are to be used during the scheduled block.
- Enter the number of nights you are requesting for the block.
- Specify your observing preferences as P = Preferred or A = Acceptable
- Use multiple request lines if you want your observing time split into two or more blocks (one line for each block).

L = Light (<28% moon-free) D = Dark (>72% moon-free)
DE = Grey Dark Early (28%-72% moon-free) DL = Grey Dark Late (28%-72% moon-free)

Observing Time Preference & Instrument Selection 2017A
From 01 Feb 05 Feb 15 Feb 20 Feb 02 Mar 06 Mar 17 Mar 21 Mar 31 Mar
To 04 Feb 14 Feb 19 Feb 01 Mar 05 Mar 16 Mar 20 Mar 30 Mar 03 Apr
Approx RA @ Midnight 09:15-11:00 11:00-13:00
Block Cass#Prime#Nights 1DL 2L 2DE 2D 2DL 3L 3DE 3D 3DL
Blk 1
Blk 2
Blk 3
Blk 4
Blk 5
Blk 6
#Two-instrument requests must be fully justified, in that both instruments must be integral to the project.
*For Own Equip, provide name (below) and full description in proposal Discussion.
§ Private or Semi-private instrument. Prior approval required.

From 04 Apr 15 Apr 20 Apr 29 Apr 03 May 15 May 19 May 29 May 02 Jun 14 Jun 19 Jun 28 Jun 03 Jul 14 Jul 19 Jul 28 Jul
To 14 Apr 19 Apr 28 Apr 02 May 14 May 18 May 28 May 01 Jun 13 Jun 18 Jun 27 Jun 02 Jul 13 Jul 18 Jul 27 Jul 31 Jul
RA 13:00-15:00 15:00-17:00 17:00-19:00 19:00-20:50
Block 4L 4DE 4D 4DL 5L 5DE 5D 5DL 6L 6DE 6D 6DL 7L 7DE 7D 7DL
Blk 1
Blk 2
Blk 3
Blk 4
Blk 5
Blk 6

Own Equipment (Enter name of instrument and give full description in Discussion)
Cass (with P3K):     
Cass (without P3K):

Semester 2017A Palomar Cover Sheet 200-in
Last updated: 24 Aug 2016 - RJB/AFB