MERLIN Semester 00B Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 5th June 2000 to consider 26 proposals for Semester 00B (1st August 2000 to 31st January 2001. 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 00B. There are two EVN sessions within this period (September 13th to October 4th, and November 8th to 25th). Some approved time from Semester 00A has been allocated in Semester 00B. PIs should also note that although a large amount of L-Band time was proposed, scheduling constraints and existing commitments have prevented any new substantial L-Band Key Programme allocation during this round. Furthermore, the Lovell telescope is not available during Semester 01A. The next major block of possible Lovell L-Band time will be in Semester 01B, and some L-Band proposers will be asked to resubmit for this later Semester. These details will be included in the feedback when it is circulated to you. Some highly rated L-Band proposals could not be accommodated in Semester 00B, 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.

Allocations are provisional until the detailed feedback has been circulated.

Detailed feedback will be circulated to as soon as possible after the provisional allocation appears on the MERLIN website.

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/00B/01 Relativistic Ejections from X-ray Transients - 6 Runs TO + LT Status For 01A -
MN/00B/02 Evolving Post-AGB Stars - - -
MN/00B/03 The Nature of Radio-intermediate Quasars 5 Runs A + 5 Runs B - -
MN/00B/04 Hydroxl Absorption Studies of Selected Starburst Galaxies 2 Runs B - -
MN/00B/05 OH Maser emission from an unusual post-AGB star 2 Runs A (Lovell) + 1 Run A - -
MN/00B/06 Probing the HI Absorbing Gas in NGC4261 2 Runs A (Lovell) - -
MN/00B/07 Young Radio Sources in the Nearby Universe 1 Run B + C Time - -
MN/00B/08 Do Jets Remove Angular Momentum From Circumstellar Disks? - - -
MN/00B/09 Exploring the Nature of the SCUBA Galaxy Population - - -
MN/00B/10 Core Identification in Large Compact Symmetric Objects - - -
MN/00B/11 Probing the Haloes of Galaxies Using Radio-microlensing - 2 Runs A + KP Status + 34 Runs A in 01A(**See notes at end of table**) -
MN/00B/12 Observations of New CLASS Lens Systems 1 Run A 2 Runs B -
MN/00B/13 H2O Maser Distribution and Kinematics in Sgr B2 - - -
MN/00B/14 Observations of SCUBA Galaxy Sample 5 Runs B - -
MN/00B/15 A Survey of DRAGNs at High Redshift C Time - -
MN/00B/16 HD 125858: A Highly Uusual Radio Star 1 Run A (Lovell) 1 Run B -
MN/00B/17 Nucleus of the Andromeda Galaxy at 1.7 GHz 8 Runs A (Lovell) - -
MN/00B/18 Investigating Radio Source Evolution Using Faint CSS Sources - - -
MN/00B/19 HI Absorption and OH Megamaser Observations of Starbursts 5 Runs A (Lovell) - -
MN/00B/20 HI and OH Absorption in Galaxy Mergers 5 Runs A (Lovell) - -
MN/00B/21 A New Sample of Faint Compact Steep Spectrum Sources 2 Runs A - -
MN/00B/22 Deep EG Survey of Optically Identified Objects: Pilot Observations - 1 Run A + 1 Run B -
MN/00B/23 The Evolving Shell of the Unusually Slow Nova V723 Cas - 2 Runs A -
MN/00B/24 The Bent Jets of 3C43 and 3C454 - 2 Runs B -
MN/00B/25 A Deep 20cm MERLIN Study of the Hickson Group 16 - - -
MN/00B/26 A MERLIN Study of X-ray Luminous Starburst Galaxies 6 Runs B - -
Existing Commitments
MN/99B/44 Radio Imaging of Star Formation in Distant Galaxies 11 Runs A (Lovell) (KP Status From 99B) (**See notes at end of table**) - -
MN/00A/08 MERLIN Studies of HI Absorption in Starbursts 5 Runs A (Lovell) - -
MN/00A/14 Classical and Recurrent Novae Targets of Opportunity - 4 Runs TO (LT Status to 01B) -
MN/00A/24 High-resolution Mapping of the Jets in 3C31 1 Run A (Lovell) - -
MN/00A/35 MERLIN/VLBA Monitoring of WR140 3 Runs A - -
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/00B/11 5 Runs Initially Confirmed - Feedback Required
Notes on MN/99B/44 Includes 2 Runs Missed in 00A

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