The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 29 May 1997 to consider 54 proposals for Semester 97B (1 Sep 97 to 31 Jan 98). Proposals were received for both C-band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz) and K-band (21 - 24 GHz). The amount of time approved in each band is set by the approved time in the successful proposals. Some time is lost to engineering at the start of the Semester. This work is on the receiver carousels at Pickmere, Darnhall, and Knockin and is required in order to facilitate frequency flexibility. In addition, some elements of MERLIN are required for agreed VLBI commitments during November 1997. A large number of proposals were received and the available time was oversubscribed by a factor of more than four.
Time was awarded in the following categories:
A and TO: Highest priority -- Observations are not guaranteed, but in the past all or almost all of the observations in this category are usually completed. TO time is for Target of Opportunity observations. Should these not arise they are covered by additional B priority time.
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 MERLIN 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.
Where both C and K band observations are requested, the approved time in each band is indicated.
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|MN/97B 03||Sakurai's Object -- A Star Undergoing Final Helium Shell Flash||1 run A + 1 run TO|
|MN/97B 04||Formaldehyde Absorption Studies Of M82||1 run A|
|MN/97B 06||A 6cm Study Of Supernova Remnants In Starburst Galaxies||1 run C|
|MN/97B 07||H2CO Absorption Studies Of Nearby Active Galaxies||4 runs A + 3 runs C|
|MN/97B 08||Selected Seyferts From The 12 Micron Survey||5 runs C|
|MN/97B 09||The Nature Of The Radio Nucleus Of NGC6240||1 run A|
|MN/97B 10||MERLIN+VLBI Mapping Of The AGN Disk Of NGC1068||1 run A (C Band) + 1 run A (K Band)|
|MN/97B 12||Long Track Observations Of JVAS/CLASS Gravitational Lenses||4 runs A + 4 runs B|
|MN/97B 14||A Search For Magnetic Fields In Outflows From Young Stars||2 runs A + 1 run B + 2 runs C|
|MN/97B 16||Radio Observations Of Optical Jets And Hotspots||4 runs C|
|MN/97B 18||The Prototype Classical Double 3C295||1 run A|
|MN/97B 20||Mapping The Winds From Luminous YSOs||4 runs A + 3 runs C|
|MN/97B 21||Radio Monitoring Of TeV Gamma Ray Sources||1 run A + C Time For Weekly Monitoring|
|MN/97B 22||Simultaneous MERLIN & VLBA Observations Of The X-Ray Binary SS433||3 runs A|
|MN/97B 25||MERLIN & HST Observations Of Radio Outflows And The NLR In Seyferts||4 runs A|
|MN/97B 26||A Search For Superluminal Motion In The Nucleus Of M87||2 runs A|
|MN/97B 27||Observations Of 4 GHz-Peaked-Spectrum Radio Sources||2 runs A + 2 runs B|
|MN/97B 29||Water Maser Observations Of GRS 1915+105||2 runs A|
|MN/97B 34||Compact Structure In ULIRGs||7 runs C|
|MN/97B 35||A MERLIN/HST Survey Of High-z Radio Sources||2 runs A + 7 runs B + 8 runs C|
|MN/97B 37||Radio Structures Of "Narrow-Line" Seyfert 1's||10 runs C|
|MN/97B 38||ToO Observations Of The Transient X-Ray Sources||4 runs TO|
|MN/97B 39||22GHz Observations Of The CSO's 3C236 And 4C31.04||2 runs A|
|MN/97B 40||MERLIN Observations Of A Complete HST Sample Of z~1 3C Sources||4 runs A + 3 runs B|
|MN/97B 42||The L1551 IRS5 Radio Jet: Radio Jets Into Optical Jets And HH Objects||2 runs A|
|MN/97B 44||Future Control Of The Hipparcos Frame Using MERLIN||3 days A + 4 days B + 3 days C|
|MN/97B 45||Velocity Variations Of H2O Masers In Star-Forming Regions||2 runs A + 1 run B + 7 runs C|
|MN/97B 47||The Evolution Of Symbiotic Novae HM Sge And V1016 Cyg||2 runs A (C Band) + 1 run A (K Band)|
|MN/97B 48||Investigation Of Jet Structure In The Nucleus Of NGC4258||1 run A|
|MN/97B 51||Disk-Impinging Clumps In L1287||1 run A|
|MN/97B 53||High-Frequency Photometry Of Cyg X-3||1 run TO|
|Director's Override||2 runs TO|