MERLIN Semester 05A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 24th November 2004 to consider 23 proposals for Semester 05B (1st February 2005 to 30th June 2005). Proposals were received for L-Band (1.4 - 1.7 GHz). The amount of time approved is set by scheduling constraints, and by EVN commitments within Semester 05A. There are two EVN sessions within this period (February 17th - March 10th & June 2nd - 20th 2005).

The Lovell telescope will be available for L-Band MERLIN operations during periods in March/April/May 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/05A/01 Radio supernovae monitoring & H1 absorption in nearby starbursts - M.Argo 6 Runs B - - Completed
MN/05A/02 Imaging the radio source in the Ursa minor dwarf galaxy - T.J.Maccarone - - - -
MN/05A/03 Which is the nature of the central component in fossil radio galaxies? - M.Murgia 1 Run A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/05A/04 Classical & recurrent novae as targets of observations - S.P.S.Eyres - - - -
MN/05A/05 Polarimetric imaging of the OH maser shells around PPNs and PNs (III) - I.Bains 8 Runs B + C-Time (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/05A/06 Tracking the twisted jet in 1502+106 at L band - T.An - - - -
MN/05A/07 Long-baseline interplanetary scintillation obs. of the fast solar wind - A.R.Breen C-Time - - Completed
MN/05A/08 A search for signatures of restarted activity among JVAS rejects - A.Marecki - - - -
MN/05A/09 Lobe asymmetrics in "dying" Medium-scale objects - A.Marecki - - - -
MN/05A/10 Polarimetric imaging of the OH maser shells around post-AGB stars (IV) - I.Bains 3 Runs B (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/05A/11 Astrometry of OH masers associated with methanol sources - M.Szymczak 8 Runs B - - Completed
MN/05A/12 Measurement of the symmetrically changing jets in SS433 - K.Blundell 2 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/05A/13 Studying the Radio Properties of Chandra Discrete Sources in NGC4449 - D.Rosa-Gonzalez - - - -
MN/05A/14 Continuum observations of Ultra Luminous Infrared Galaxies - A.G.Polatidis 4 Runs A (Lovell) 3 Runs A (See Notes) - Completed
MN/05A/15 Imaging the radio jet of a quiescent stellar mass black hole - E.Gallo 1 Run A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/05A/16 Radio/X-ray coupling in Z-type neutron star X-ray binaries: Cyg X-2 - S.Migliari 2 Runs B - - Completed
MN/05A/17 Extended lobes of Sco X-1 and the underlying relativistic outflow - S.Migliari - - - -
MN/05A/18 3D study of OH masers around RT Vir - A.M.S.Richards - - - -
MN/05A/19 A New Planetary Nebula? - P.Thomasson C-Time - - Finished
MN/05A/20 Investigating an ignored population: MERLIN+VLA study of FRI quasars - K.Blundell 2 Runs B + C-Time - - Completed
MN/05A/21 The OH masers in Orion-KL - P.J.Diamond 4 Runs A (Lovell) - - Finished
MN/05A/22 Compact SNRs and HII Regions within NGC3077 (II) - D.Rosa-Gonzalez 2 Runs B - - Completed
MN/05A/23 Mapping of extended images in gravitational lens B2108+213 - I.W.A.Browne 1 Run A (Lovell) - - Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/04B/03 High-resolution imaging of the (real) Lockman Hole - R. Ivison 20 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - 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) (See Notes) - - Finished
MN/04B/10 Association of ground-state and excited OH masers in star-forming regions - L. Harvey-Smith 2 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Finished
MN/04B/12 Detached envelopes around OH/IR stars - M. Lindquist 3 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/04B/13 MERLIN observations of HI absorption in the NGC5218 & NGC1614 - E. Olsson 3 Runs A (Lovell) (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/04B/15U Magnetic Fields and Co-propagation of OH masers at 6 and 1.7 GHz - M.D. Gray 1 Run A (Lovell) + 1 Run A (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/04B/22 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P. Fender Up to 3 Runs TO (See Notes) Completed
MN/04B/25U Magnetic Fields and Co-propagation of OH masers at 6 and 1.7 GHz - M.D. Gray 1 Run A (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/05A/UMIST UMIST GTO 1 Run A (Lovell) + 6 Runs A - - Completed
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/04B/03 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/08 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/09 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/10 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/12 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/13 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/15U Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/22 Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/04B/25U Long-Term Status to Semester 05A
Notes on MN/05A/03 Target restrictions apply
Notes on MN/05A/05 Target restrictions apply. Time shared with MN/05A/10
Notes on MN/05A/10 Target restrictions apply. Time shared with MN/05A/05
Notes on MN/05A/14 Long-Term Status to Semester 05B

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