MERLIN Semester 04B Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 13th May 2004 to consider 25 proposals for Semester 04B (1st October 2004 to 31st January 2005). Proposals were received for K-Band (21 - 24 GHz), C-Band (4.5 - 5.2 GHz), Methanol (6 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 04B. There is a single EVN session within this period (October 18th - November 11th).

The Lovell telescope will be available for C-Band MERLIN operations during a three week period in November/December 2004, and for L-Band operations during a three week period in January 2005. The MERLIN homestation is the Mk2 telescope unless stated otherwise.

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/04B/01 Astrometry and polarization imaging of the T-Tau system - K.J. Johnson - 2 Runs A - Completed
MN/04B/02 A study of OH(1720MHz) emission toward the W44 supernova remnant - Z. Yu - - - -
MN/04B/03 High-resolution imaging of the (real) Lockman Hole - R. Ivison 9 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/04B/04 Towards populating a full size-range of compact-medium symmetric objects - P. Augusto - C Time - Completed
MN/04B/05 Resolving the disc of the Be star PSI Per - J.M. Porter - 5 Runs A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/04B/06 Mapping of methanol and water masers in proto-stars - M. Szymczak - 6 Runs B Under Way
MN/04B/07 Accurate positions for unbiased methanol maser survey sources - M.G. Hoare - 3 Runs A (Lovell) + 4 Runs B - Completed
MN/04B/08 TOO Observations of Transient Jets from Symbiotic Stars in Outburst - C. Brocksopp - Up to 3 Runs TO (See Notes) - Not Started
MN/04B/09 The space density of high FRI radio galaxies - I.A.G. Snellen 3 Runs A (Lovell) - - Finished
MN/04B/10 Association of ground-state and excited OH masers in star-forming regions - L. Harvey-Smith 2 Runs A (Lovell) - - Finished
MN/04B/11 Simultaneous MERLIN and Chandra X-Ray Observations of RS CVns - A. Brown - 9 Runs B (See Notes) - Not Started
MN/04B/12 Detached envelopes around OH/IR stars - M. Lindquist 3 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/04B/13 MERLIN observations of HI absorption in the NGC5218 & NGC1614 - E. Olsson 3 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/04B/14 An L-band radio continuum survey of LINER nuclei - E. Olsson - - - -
MN/04B/15U Magnetic Fields and Co-propagation of OH masers at 6 and 1.7 GHz - M.D. Gray UMIST GTO Completed
MN/04B/16 Probing extragalactic starformation with water masers - Y. Hagiwara - - 1 Run B Not Started
MN/04B/17 Study on the ionization front and the ultra-compact HII region M17-UC1 - Y.C. Minh - - - -
MN/04B/18 High-resolution observations of low Galactic latitude sources - D.J. Saikia - - - -
MN/04B/19 Radio supernovae monitoring in nearby starbursts - M. Argo - 6 Runs B - Not Started
MN/04B/20 Simultaneous observation of Galactic Gamma-ray sources with INTEGRAL - R.E. Spencer - C Time - Not Started
MN/04B/21 3C 403 and NGC 253 - Rare water maser galaxies - E. Xanthopoulos - C Time Not Started
MN/04B/22 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P. Fender Up to 3 Runs TO (See Notes) Completed
MN/04B/23U Circumstellar masers around high mass protostellar objects - G. Fuller UMIST GTO Finished
MN/04B/24 The expanding jet in Z Andromedae - J.L. Sokoloski - 1 Run A 1 Run A Not Started
MN/04B/25U The OH maser outflow of 231.8+04.2 - A. Zijlstra UMIST GTO Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/03B/03 A sensitive search for extragalactic methanol masers - L. Harvey-Smith - 4 Runs A (Lovell) - Not Started
MN/03B/14 Mapping of proto-star environments in methanol - M. Szymczak - 5 Runs B - Not Started
MN/03B/17 Imaging the extended methanol maser emission - J. Conway - 4 Runs A - Not Started
MN/04A/02 The 6.7GHz methanol maser in OMC-1 - M.A. Voronkov - 1 Run A - Not Started
MN/04A/04 OH 6GHz masers: probes of magnetic fields in star-forming regions - R.J. Cohen - 6 Runs A (Lovell) - Not Started
MN/04A/06 H2O masers in protoplanetary discs - J.F. Gallimore - - 2 Runs A (See Notes) Under Way
MN/04A/07 Association of OH & methanol masers in star-forming regions - L. Harvey-Smith - 2 Runs A (Lovell) + 4 Runs B - Completed
MN/04A/11 The origin of the H2O maser emission in M51 - Y. Hagiwara - - 1 Run B Not Started
MN/04A/17 5cm and 18cm OH maser observations of K3-35 - J.F. Desmurs - 1 Run B (See Notes) - Under Way
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/04A/06 2 Runs A remaining to complete program
Notes on MN/04A/17 1 Run B remaining to complete program
Notes on MN/04B/03 + 11 Runs A (Lovell) at L-Band in Semester 05A & Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/08 Up to 3 Runs per Semester & Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/11 Conditional on being granted FUSE & Chandra observations
Notes on MN/04B/22 Up to 3 Runs per Semester & Long-Term Status to Semester 05A

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