MERLIN Semester 01A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 27th November 2000 to consider 29 proposals for Semester 01A (1st February 2001 to 31st July 2001. Proposals were received for K-Band (21 -24 GHz), C-Band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz), Methanol (6GHz Mk2 and Cambridge only), 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 01A. There are two EVN sessions within this period (February/March, and May/June). Some approved time from Semester 00B has been allocated in Semester 01A. PIs should note that scheduling constraints and existing commitments have prevented any new L-Band allocation during this round. The next major block of possible 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.

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.

B2: Low priority -- No commitment is given to complete observations in this category, and this time is allocated to cover for possible failure of the planned Methanol observations which are being attempted on a 'best efforts' basis.

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, B, and B2 programmes.

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/01A/01 Imaging Symbiotic Stars - 2 Runs A + 1 Run B -
MN/01A/02 Classification of Large-Compact/Medium Symmetric Objects - - 3 Runs B2
MN/01A/03 IPS Measurements of the Solar Wind Near Solar Maximum - 1 Run A -
MN/01A/04 MERLIN Imaging of Selected X-ray/Optical Jets 3 Runs A (in 01B) 3 Runs A -
MN/01A/05 MERLIN HI Studies of Radio Galaxies - - -
MN/01A/06 A Survey for Ultradense HII Regions in Wolf-Rayet Galaxies - 2 Runs A + 2 Runs B 2 Runs A + 2 Runs B
MN/01A/07 Astrometry of Excited OH Masers at 6.0GHz - 2 Runs A + 2 Runs B (Methanol) -
MN/01A/08 Monitoring the Variability of the Radio Sources in M82 - 2 Runs A -
MN/01A/09 Searching for High Asymmetry Gravitational Lens Systems - 2 Runs A -
MN/01A/10 Unusual Water Masers in M16A - - 1Run B2
MN/01A/11 Structure of the Prototypical Symbiotic Star Z-And During Outburst - 1 Run A -
MN/01A/12 The Excited Shell of VY 2-2 - C Time -
MN/01A/13 Testing Source Physics in Compact Symmetric Objects - - 4 Runs A
MN/01A/14 High Resolution Study of Massive YSOs with a Methanol Maser Disk - - 24 Hours A
MN/01A/15 A Search for Methanol Maser Emission from Well-studied YSOs - 1 Run B (Methanol) -
MN/01A/16 Imaging of Gravitational Lens Candidates - 5 Runs B2 -
MN/01A/17 Imaging Survey of Northern Methanol Masers - 24 Hours A (Methanol) -
MN/01A/18 Astrometry of Stars with Water Masers: U Her (Pilot) - - 1 Run A
MN/01A/19 The Methanol Maser IRAS18556 - 1 Run A (Methanol) -
MN/01A/20 Missing Flux of 6.7GHz Methanol Masers: Probing the Extended Emission - - -
MN/01A/21 Extended Structure in Methanol Masers from the Onsala Blind Survey - 2 Runs A (Methanol) -
MN/01A/22 Proper Motion Measurements of H2O Masers in AGB Mass Outflows - - 5 Runs A + 3 Runs B
MN/01A/23 Probing the Inner Core of the Beta Lyrae Radio Nebula - - 2 Runs B2
MN/01A/24 Search for Micro-jets in the Core of M2-9 - 1 Run A + 1 Run B -
MN/01A/25 Time-resolved Imaging of the Crab with Chandra, HST, and MERLIN - 2 Runs A + 8 Runs B (** See Notes at End of Table **) -
MN/01A/26 Observations of OH Megamasers in IRAS10173+0828 - - -
MN/01A/27 Deep, High-resolution Observations of YSOs in HH7-11 - - -
MN/01A/28 Investigation of Sub-arcsec Structures of LSI 61303 - 2 Runs B2 -
MN/01A/29 Resolving the Starburst in ULIRG Galaxies - 5 Runs B -
Existing Commitments
MN/00A/14 Classical and Recurrent Novae Targets of Opportunity - 4 Runs TO (LT Status to 01B) -
MN/00B/01 Relativistic Ejections from X-ray Transients - 6 Runs TO (LT Status) -
MN/00B/11 Probing the Haloes of Galaxies Using Radio-microlensing - 2 Runs A (in January) -
MN/00B/11 Probing the Haloes of Galaxies Using Radio-microlensing - 34 Runs A (Key Project Status - ** See Notes at End of Table **) -
MN/00B/12 Observations of New CLASS Lens Systems - 2 Runs B -
MN/00B/16 HD 125858: A Highly Uusual Radio Star - 1 Run B -
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 -
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/99B/44 Includes 2 Runs Missed in 00A
Notes on MN/00B/11 Contingent on success of first 2 runs in January
Notes on MN/001A/25 Contingent on success of first 2 runs in January

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