MERLIN Semester 00A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 7th December 1999 to consider 47 proposals for Semester 00A (1st February 2000 to 31st July 2000. Proposals were received for K-Band (21 - 24 GHz), C-Band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz) and L-Band (1.4 - 1.7 GHz). The amount of time approved in each band is set by the approved time in the successful proposals, underlying scheduling constraints, and by EVN commitments within Semester 00A. There are two EVN sessions within this period (February 11th to March 2nd, and May 25th to June 15th). Some approved C and K-Band time from Semester 99B has been allocated to run over into the start of Semester 00A. PIs should also note that although a large amount of L-Band time was proposed, scheduling constraints have prevented any substantial L-Band allocation during this round. Furthermore, the Lovell telescope is not available during Semester 00A. The next major block of possible Lovell L-Band time will be in Semester 00B, and many L-Band proposers will be asked to resubmit for this next Semester. These details will be included in the feedback when it is circulated to you. Many highly rated L-Band proposals could not be accommodated in Semester 00A, so please do not be too downcast if you were not successful on this occasion.

The MERLIN homestation is the Mk2 telescope unless otherwise stated.

Alloocations are provisional until the detailed feedback has been circulated.

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.

Programmes with K P Status are MERLIN KEY PROGRAMMES. These projects may be awarded large amounts of time, but on the condition that the data be made available to the community in an easily digestible form within a year of the completion of the observations. Observations may span more than one Semester. Information of any KEY PROGRAMME commitments for observations in later Semesters is not listed here but is contained within the detailed feedback forwarded to the project PI.

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MN/00A/01 Acceleration of the solar maximum solar wind - 2 Runs A -
MN/00A/02 Observations of the 1720MHz OH Masers in IC443 1 Run A - -
MN/00A/03 Sakurai's object - a final helium shell flash - 4 Runs TO -
MN/00A/04 Relativistic Ejections from X-Ray Transients 6 Runs TO In Any Band
MN/00A/05 Young radio sources in the nearby Universe - - -
MN/00A/06 Combined radio/X-ray observations of SS433 - 1 Run A -
MN/00A/07 Study of the kinematics of OH masers around RT Vir 1 Run A - -
MN/00A/08 MERLIN studies of H1 absorption in starbursts 5 Runs A (Lovell) in 00B - -
MN/00A/09 Location of the core in three CSSs - - -
MN/00A/10 Is free-free absorption in Seyferts common at 20cm? - - -
MN/00A/11 OH maser emission from low mass protostars - - -
MN/00A/12 Probing the structure of AG Draconis - 1 Run A -
MN/00A/13 Multi-frequency synthesis observations of B1938+666 - - -
MN/00A/14 Classical and recurrant novae targets of opportunity - 4 Runs TO + LT Status -
MN/00A/15 A double OH maser shell around 15540+0910 - - -
MN/00A/16 Does the magnetic field shape AGB and SG outflows? - - -
MN/00A/17 Follow-up of gravitational lens candidates - 5 Runs B -
MN/00A/18 H2O Masers in Protoplanetary Disks - - 4 Runs A
MN/00A/19 Exploring the nature of the SCUBA galaxy population - - -
MN/00A/20 Circular polarization studies of SS433 - 2 Runs B -
MN/00A/21 Multi-epoch imaging of the Symbiotic Star CH Cygni - - -
MN/00A/22 Linear polarization studies of SS433 - - -
MN/00A/23 A Survey of DRAGNs at High Redshift - - -
MN/00A/24 High-resolution mapping of the jets in 3C31 1 Run A (Lovell) in 00B - -
MN/00A/25 A radio search for compact supernova remnants 1 Run A - -
MN/00A/26 The 'plateau' state of GRS 1915+105 2 Runs TO In Any Band
MN/00A/27 The nature of radio-intermediate quasars - - -
MN/00A/28 Final MERLIN observations of CLASS lens candidates - 2 Runs A -
MN/00A/29 Imaging of X-ray luminous starburst galaxies - 4 Runs B -
MN/00A/30 HD 125858: possible planetary companion? - - -
MN/00A/31 Symbiotic stars: Observations of HST snapshot targets - 2 Runs B -
MN/00A/32 Core identification in large CSOs - 2 - - -
MN/00A/33 22 GHz masers in Sy 2 galaxies and LINERs - 1 Run A 3 Runs A
MN/00A/34 The evolving shell of the unusually slow nova V723 Cas - 1 Run B 1 Run A
MN/00A/35 MERLIN/VLBA Monitoring of WR140 3 Runs A + 3 Runs A in 00B - -
MN/00A/36 Weak compact sources in NGC2146 - - -
MN/00A/37 Mass-loss from the Herbig Be star MWC297 - 1 Run B -
MN/00A/38 Origin of non-thermal emission in O-stars - 4 Runs A + 1 Run B -
MN/00A/39 Resolving the Shocks in Powerful Radio Galaxies - 2 Runs A (3C171 data shared with 00A/46) -
MN/00A/40 Evolution of H2O masers in the CSE of red supergiants - - 2 Runs A
MN/00A/41 H2O masers in star-forming regions - - 3 Runs A
MN/00A/42 Bright objects in HII regions at L and C-Band - - -
MN/00A/43 Mapping the Winds of three stars in CYG OB 2 - 2 Runs B -
MN/00A/44 Stellar activity and circumstellar shocks in Miras - - 1 Run A
MN/00A/45 Continuum Observations of Selected Planetary Nebulae - - -
MN/00A/46 MERLIN C-Band Observations of 3C171 - (Data available from 00A/39) -
MN/00A/47 Observations of The Planetary Nebula G111.8 - - -
MN/99B/21 Evolution of Circumstellar H2O Masers in Miras and SRs - - 6 Runs A (LT Status From 98B)
MN/99B/29 Imaging the H2O Masers in S68 FIRS 1 - - 1 Run A (LT Status From 98B)
MN/99B/44 Radio Imaging of Star Formation in Distant Galaxies 9 Runs A (Lovell) In 00B (KP Status From 99B) - -
Director's Override 2 Runs TO

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