COO/Palomar Observatory

Cover Sheet - Semester 2017B

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 2017B
From 01 Aug 02 Aug 13 Aug 17 Aug 27 Aug 01 Sep 11 Sep 15 Sep 26 Sep 01 Oct 10 Oct
To 01 Aug 12 Aug 16 Aug 26 Aug 31 Aug 10 Sep 14 Sep 25 Sep 30 Sep 09 Oct 14 Oct
Approx RA @ Midnight 21h 45m - 22h 50m 22h 55m - 00h 50m 00h 55m - 01h 45m
Block Cass#Prime#Nights 7DL 8L 8DE 8D 8DL 9L 9DE 9D 9DL 10L 10DE
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.

From 15 Oct 25 Oct 30 Oct 08 Nov 13 Nov 23 Nov 28 Nov 07 Dec 12 Dec 23 Dec 28 Dec 06 Jan 11 Jan 21 Jan 26 Jan
To 24 Oct 29 Oct 07 Nov 12 Nov 22 Nov 27 Nov 06 Dec 11 Dec 22 Dec 27 Dec 05 Jan 10 Jan 20 Jan 25 Jan 31 Jan
RA 01h 50m - 02h 45m 02h 45m - 04h 40m 04h 40m - 06h 35m 06h 40m - 08h 45m
Block 10D 10DL 11L 11DE 11D 11DL 12L 12DE 12D 12DL 13L 13DE 13D 13DL 14L
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 2017B Palomar Cover Sheet 200-in
Last updated: 13 January 2017 - RJB/AFB