MERLIN Semester 97A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 3 December 1996 to consider 38 proposals for semester 97A (1 Feb 97 to 1 Aug 97). Proposals were received for both L-band (1.3 - 1.7 GHz) and C-band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz) since the changeover from L-band to C-band occurs during March 1997. For efficiency of operations, those proposals at C-band which were allocated time, will be scheduled along with the proposals for semester 96B. Given that MERLIN will operate at C-band for the first three weeks of semester 97A and taking into account the time required for the changeover to L-band as well as two VLBI sessions, the amount of time available for MERLIN L-band observations was limited. The available L-band time was oversubscribed by a factor of more than three. Time was awarded in the following categories: A: Highest priority -- Observations are not guaranteed, but in the past all or almost all of the observations in this category are usually completed. B: Lower priority -- No commitment is given to complete observations in this category, though a significant number are usually observed. For certain projects, this may include observations with a subset of the MERiLIN array. C: Fill-in -- Short observations of a few hours duration for projects in this category may be used to fill scheduling gaps in the A and B programme. Netscape is required to view the table below correctly.

MN/97A 01 Morphology Of Southern Compact, Steep-Spectrum Quasars 6 days A + 2 days B
MN/97A 02 The Most Extreme ROSAT Survey Quasar 2 runs C (1 L-band and 1 C-band)
MN/97A 03 Full Polzn Studies Of The 1612-MHz OH Maser VX Sgr 1 run A
MN/97A 04 Structure And Motion In 3C120 At 1.6 GHz 1 run A
MN/97A 05 L Band Observations Of Symbiotic Novae 3 runs A
MN/97A 06 The Dynamics And Conditions In The Active Nucleii Of MKN231 And MKN273 3 runs B , subject to interference check.
MN/97A 07 Coordinated Observations Of The RS CVn Binary Sigma 2 CrB 3 runs C
MN/97A 08 New Compact Steep Spectrum Objects From The 4CEQ Survey 9 runs C
MN/97A 10 MERLIN Obs. Of A Full HST Sample Of z$\approx$1 3C Sources 8 runs A
MN/97A 12 MERLIN Studies Of HI Absorption In Radio Galaxies 9 runs A (with 13, 21,24)
MN/97A 13 HI Absorption In NGC5506 9 runs A (with 12,21,24)
MN/97A 14 Quiescent Observations Of Cygnus X-3 4 runs C
MN/97A 16 MERLIN and VLA Observations Of The HST Deep Field 14 runs A (10 of these to include the Lovell telescope).
MN/97A 18 Completing 1.5GHz Measurements Of The CfA Seyferts 4 runs A .
MN/97A 19 A Study Of OH Maser Emission In The Starburst In M82 3 runs at B
MN/97A 20 A 20cm Study Of HII Regions And SNR In IC10 1 run A to include the Lovell Telescope
MN/97A 21 HI Absorption Studies Of AGN Between z=.03 And .06 9 runs A with 12,13,24
MN/97A 22 Further HI Absorption Studies Of M82 2 runs A (one to include the Lovell telescope) and 2 runs B .
MN/97A 23 A 20cm Study Of Supernova Remnants In Starburst Galaxies 2 runs A (including the Lovell Telescope) + 2 runs B
MN/97A 24 Neutral HI Absorption Studies Of Nearby Seyfert Nuclei 9 runs A with 12,13,21
MN/97A 26 Heavily Scatter-Broadened Sources At 1.66 GHz 3 runs A and 2 runs B
MN/97A 27 MERLIN observations Of SS433 At 18 cm 2 runs C
MN/97A 31 Radio Quiet QSOs 10 runs C
MN/97A 32 Pulsar Proper Motions 12 runs B
MN/97A 101 High-Resolution Mapping Of Five Small Classical Doubles 5 runs A .
MN/97A 102 Identifying Wide-Separation Lenses In The JVAS Survey 1 day A
MN/97A 103 Imaging AE Aqr 1 run C-band B and 1 run L-band B
MN/97A 104 Radio Emission From Nova-Like Cataclysmic Variables 2 runs B for AC Cnc
MN/97A 105 Relativistic Beaming In 26W20 1 run A .

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