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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|CODE||TITLE/PI||L-Band TIME AWARDED||C-Band TIME AWARDED||K-Band TIME AWARDED||Status|
|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|
|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|