MERLIN Semester 04A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 13th November 2003 to consider 22 proposals for Semester 04A (1st February 2004 to 30th June 2004). Proposals were received for K-Band (21 - 24 GHz), C-Band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz), and Methanol (6 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 04A. There is a single EVN session within this period (5th - 28th February).

The Lovell telescope will be available for 5 GHz MERLIN operations during a two week period in May 2004. The default homestation for MERLIN is the Mk2 telescope.

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/04A/01 High-resolution observations of H2O megamasers in NGC5506 - Z.Yu - - - -
MN/04A/02 The 6.7GHz methanol maser in OMC-1 - M.A.Voronkov - 1 Run A - Completed
MN/04A/03 MERLIN H2CO absorption in the peculiar radio galaxy 3C293 - R.J.Beswick - 1 Run A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/04A/04 OH 6GHz masers: probes of magnetic fields in star-forming regions - R.J.Cohen - 6 Runs A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/04A/05 H2O maser motions in Cepheus A HW2 - J.F.Gallimore - - 1 run A Completed
MN/04A/06 H2O masers in protoplanetary discs - J.F.Gallimore - - 5 Runs A Under Way
MN/04A/07 Association of OH and methanol masers in star-forming regions - L.Harvey-Smith - 2 Runs A (Lovell) + 4 Runs B - Completed
MN/04A/08 Structures of radio sources in a sample selected at 15GHz - continued - G.Cotter - C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/09 A radio continuum survey of LINER nuclei - E.Olsson - C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/10 Compact SNRs and HII regions within NGC3077 - D.Rosa-Gonzalez - 1 Run A (Lovell) 2 Runs A Completed
MN/04A/11 The origin of the H2O maser emission in M51 - Y.Hagiwara - - 1 Run B Not Started
MN/04A/12 High declination X-ray binaries - I.K.Brown - C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/13 AGN or starburst in the LINER galaxy NGC5218? - E.Olsson - C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/14 What happens to the jet of the blazar 0716+714? - U.Bach - 1 Run B - Completed
MN/04A/15 Monitoring radio supernovae & remnants in nearby starbursts - A.Pedlar - 6 Runs B - Completed
MN/04A/16 Faraday effects and EVPA alignment in SS433 - A.M.Stirling - 4 Runs A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/04A/17 5cm and 18cm OH maser observations of K 3-35 - J.F.Demurs 1 Run B (See Notes) 1 Run B - Completed
MN/04A/18 Kinematics of IRAS 4BW using H2O maser observations - E.Mendoza-Torres - - - -
MN/04A/19 The structure of X-ray bright hotspots in FRII radio galaxies - M.Hardcastle - C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/20 The level inversion of the new 6cm H2CO maser in IRAS 18566+0408 - I.M.Hoffman - - - -
MN/04A/21 Interplanetary scintillation studies of fast solar wind acceleration - A.R.Breen - 3 Runs B + C-Time - Completed
MN/04A/22 Fast precession in LSI+61303 - M.Massi - 4 Runs B - Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/03A/02 ToO observations of classical and recurrent novae - S.P.S.Eyres 4 Runs TO (See Notes) Not Started
MN/03A/32 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P. Fender 6 Runs TO (See Notes) Completed
MN/03B/04 ToO observations of transient jets from symbiotic stars in outburst - C.Brocksopp 3 Runs TO (See Notes) Not Started
MN/03B/18 Precessing jets in the nano-quasar CH Cygni - M.F.Bode - 2 Runs A (See Notes) - Under Way
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/03A/02 Up to 4 Runs per Semester & Long-Term Status to Semester 04A
Notes on MN/03A/32 Up to 6 Runs per Semester & Long-Term Status to Semester 04A
Notes on MN/03B/04 Up to 3 Runs per Semester & Long-Term Status to Semester 04A
Notes on MN/03B/18 3 Runs A in 03B + 2 Runs A in 04A & Long-Term Status to Semester 04A
Notes on MN/04A/17 L-Band time in Semester 04A only available for the single baseline Cambridge-Mk2

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