COO/Palomar Observatory

Cover Sheet - Semester 2017A

60-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 -

E-mail - Office phone -

Program Title

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

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

Institution Status¹ Priority
Linked to Keck¹ Linked to 200-in¹ Linked to Oschin¹
Thesis Project Date-Specific² 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)

60-inch Telescope Telescope Request

The 60-inch telescope is operated as a service-observing instrument, with individual observations obtained according to scheduling queues establshed by the telescope manager to achieve maximum efficiency. Principal Investigators are not at the telescope during observing.

  1. The principal instrument at the 60-inch is the CCD Camera. The SED Machine will be available on a Shared-Risk basis; observers interested in its use should contact Don Neill (
  2. Use the buttons below the requests to mark the lunations as (P) Preferred and enter the on-target observing time (in hours); do not include target acquisition time, time for calibrations or other overhead functions.
  3. If the observations could be made in other lunations, use the buttons to select A (Acceptable), as appropriate. Leave the hrs space blank.
  4. As a rough guide, 4.5 hours of on-target observing time is equivalent to one night.
Lunation 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
From 01 Feb 05 Feb 06 Mar 04 Apr 03 May 02 Jun 03 Jul
To 04 Feb 05 Mar 03 Apr 02 May 01 Jun 02 Jul 31 Jul
RA @ Midnight 09:00 09:15-11:00 11:00-13:00 13:00-15:00 15:00-17:00 17:00-19:00 19:00-20:50
CCD Cam hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs
SED Machine hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs

Semester 2017A Palomar Cover Sheet 60-in
Last updated: 25 July 2016 - RJB