MERLIN Semester 02B Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 5th June 2002 to consider 22 proposals for Semester 02B (1st October 2002 to 31st January 2003). Proposals were received for K-Band (21 -24 GHz), C-Band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz), Methanol (6 GHz 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 02B. There is a single EVN session within this period (6th - 26th November). Initially, observations for Semester 02B will be at C/K-Band. A single change from C/K to L-Band will be made in early January 2003.

Very little L-Band time was available for allocation during Semester 02B. Some highly rated proposals have been allocated time in Semester 03A together with the requisite long-term status. Proposers for L-Band time who have not been successful in this round, are asked to check their detailed feedback (which will be circulated shortly) and re-apply for time in Semester 03A which will be entirely at L-Band.

Please note that the Lovell telescope will not be available for MERLIN operations during Semester 02B due to operational constraints associated with the scheduled resurfacing work. The telescope should become operational again at L-Band for Semester 03A. Resurfacing will allow the telescope to be used with MERLIN at both L and C-Band. Surface alignment is scheduled to occur during Semester 03A. Lovell C-Band operations should become possible during Semester 03B

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 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.

Please note that the information given here is PROVISIONAL. Official notification will be distributed from PATT in Swindon.

Programme Status: Not Started, Under Way, Completed, Finished-programme may not have been fully completed.

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MN/02B/01 High-resolution imaging of an unbiased sample of SCUBA-selected galaxies - R.J. Ivison 20 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/02B/02 Looking for MSO faders, the prematurely 'dying' CSS sources - M. Kunert - - - -
MN/02B/03 An HI absorption study of the Medusa Galaxy - S. Aalto - - - -
MN/02B/04 Final MERLIN Images of Newest Chandra/HST Jets - C. Cheung 2 Runs A - - Completed
MN/02B/05 Parsec scale radio emission in the nuclei of nearby Seyfert galaxies - M. Krips - 7 Runs B + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/06 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P. Fender 6 Runs TO Not Started
MN/02B/07 The radical shell of Vy 2-2 - A.A. Zijlstra 1 Run A 1 Run A (Methanol) + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/08 The dust distribution in cold luminous galaxies - R.J. Ivison - - - -
MN/02B/09 Re-Observation of OH absorption against NGC 6240 - R.J. Beswick - - - -
MN/02B/10 Radio-loud BALQSOs: massive galaxies in formation? - S. Rawlings 12 Runs B (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/02B/11 Radio properties of typical high-redshift radio sources -S. Rawlings 8 Runs A (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/02B/12 The star formation of the ULIRG Arp 193 - M.S. Clemens - 2 Runs A + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/13 Radio Jets and Dynamics of FRII Radio Sources - G.G. Pooley - 3 Runs A + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/14 Structures of radio sources in a sample selected at 15 GHz - G.G. Pooley - 2 Runs A + 8 Runs B - Completed
MN/02B/15 The peculiar dumbbell radio galaxy NGC 326 - E. Xanthopoulos - - - -
MN/02B/16 The maser kinematics of the proto-planetary nebula IRAS 19312+1950 - H. Imai - - 1 Run A + C Time Completed
MN/02B/17 The Density Structure of Very Young HII Regions - S. Kurtz - 5 Runs A + 2 Runs B + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/18 High-resolution observation of SDSS based Galaxies - J. Zuther - - - -
MN/02B/19 High-resolution observation of radio loud narrow line Seyfert 1 galaxies - T. Wang - 4 Run B + C Time - Finished
MN/02B/20 Simultaneous Observations of Galactic Gamma-Ray Sources with INTEGRAL - R.E. Spencer 10 Runs A (See Notes) 2 Runs A - Finished
MN/02B/21 A Compact Source in 3C58? - R.E. Spencer - 1 Run A + C Time - Completed
MN/02B/22 Imaging Shock Structure(s) within PSR B1951+32's Plerion & CTB80 - A. Golden 8 Runs A (See Notes) - - Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/02A/05 Classical and Recurrent Novae as Targets of Opportunity - S.P.S.Eyres 4 Runs TO (See Notes) Under Way
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/02A/05 Long-Term Status to Semester 02B
Notes on MN/02B/01 Key Programme Status + Long-Term Status to Semester 03A
Notes on MN/02B/10 Key Programme Status + Long-Term Status to Semester 03A
Notes on MN/02B/11 Long-Term Status to Semester 03A
Notes on MN/02B/20 Long-Term Status to Semester 03A
Notes on MN/02B/22 Contingent on matching VLA data + Long-Term Status to Semester 03A

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