COO/Palomar Observatory

Cover Sheet - Semester 2018A

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 Status Priority
Linked to Keck Linked to 200-in Linked to Oschin
Thesis Project Date-Specific¹ New/Continuing Project²

¹Provide full details in the discussion section. Down-load the DS Supplement, fill in the required information and include it as an addendum to your proposal.
²For 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 SED Machine. The CCD Cam may be used only by prior arrangement with the Director.
  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 24 Feb 25 Mar 23 Apr 22 May 21 Jun 22 Jul
To 23 Feb 24 Mar 22 Apr 21 May 20 Jun 21 Jul 31 Jul
RA @ Midnight 09h 45m 11h 20m 13h 15m 15h 10m 17h 05m 19h 05m 20h 30m
SEDM hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs
CCD Cam hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs hrs

Semester 2018A Palomar Cover Sheet 60-in
Last updated: 31 July 2017 - RJB