MERLIN Semester 05B Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 5th May 2005 to consider 31 proposals for Semester 05B (1st October 2005 to 31st January 2006). Proposals were received for L-Band (1.4-1.7 GHz) C-Band (4.5-5.2 & 6.0-6.8 GHz) and K-Band (22.0-24.0 GHz). The amount of time approved is set by scheduling constraints, and by EVN commitments within Semester 05B. There is an EVN session within this period (October 20th - November 10th 2005).

The Lovell telescope will be available for L-Band and C-Band MERLIN operations during various periods in Semester 05B. 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/05B/01 Resolving the disc of the Be star PSI Per - J.M.Porter - 6 Runs A (Lovell)(See Notes) - Completed
MN/05B/02 The precessing radio jet of LS I +61 303 - M.Massi - 6 Runs A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/05B/03 NGC 520: confirming the evidence for the first nuclear kilomaser! - P.Castangi - - 3 Runs B Under Way
MN/05B/04U Circumstellar masers around high mass protostellar objects - G.Fuller UMIST GTO Finished
MN/05B/05U Imaging OH masers around high mass protostellar objects - G.Fuller UMIST GTO Completed
MN/05B/06 Relative astrometry of circumstellar OH and H2O masers - W.H.T.Vlemmings - - - -
MN/05B/07 Polarimetry of 6.7 GHz methanol masers - W.H.T.Vlemmings - 2 Runs A - Completed
MN/05B/08 Mapping the OH masers toward the source OH 12.8-0.9 - D.A.Boboltz - - - -
MN/05B/09 Into the Beehive proplyd - G.White - - 2 Runs B Completed
MN/05B/10 Ammonia and Methanol observations of the L1551 protostellar disk - G.White - - - -
MN/05B/11 Classical & recurrent novae as targets of observations - S.P.S.Eyres 3 Runs TO (See Notes) - Completed
MN/05B/12 OH 6-GHz masers: probes of magnetic fields in star-forming regions - R.J.Cohen - 5 Runs A (See Notes) - Completed
MN/05B/13 Radio supernovae monitoring in nearby starbursts:- Semester 05B - R.J.Beswick - 8 Runs B - Completed
MN/05B/14 Monitoring radio supernovae as targets of opportunity - T.W.B.Muxlow 2 Runs TO + C-Time - Completed
MN/05B/15 Tracing funneled and nuclear HI toward the centre of NGC 4418 - H-R.Klockner 1 Run A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/05B/16 High resolution radio observations of intermediate-z X-ray bright AGN - J.Zuther 2 Runs A (See Notes) - - Completed
MN/05B/17 Probing Type Ia supernova progenitors through their radio emission - M.A.Perez-Torres - 3 Runs TO - Under Way
MN/05B/18 Observational tests for active binary star magnetospheres - V.G.Graffagnino - - - -
MN/05B/19 Pinpointing SCAMPS methanol masers with MERLIN - M.Thompson - 1 Run A + 3 Runs B - Completed
MN/05B/20 Resolving the extreme starburst of a quasar host galaxy - K.K.Knudsen - 6 Runs B - Completed
MN/05B/21 High-resolution observations of Cas A - A.Golden - - - -
MN/05B/22 Imaging of the newly-discovered Formaldehyde maser in G23.71-0.20 - I.M.Hoffman - 2 Runs A (Lovell) - Completed
MN/05B/23 A jet/companion galaxy interaction in 3C321 - D.A.Evans 1 Run A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/05B/24 Water maser around M17-UC1 revisited - B.W.Sohn - - - -
MN/05B/25U Using masers to measure ages of star-forming regions - M.D.Gray UMIST GTO -
MN/05B/26 HI emission in front of LS 5039 - I.K.Brown - - - -
MN/05B/27 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P.Fender 3 Runs TO - Under Way
MN/05B/28 Narrow-line Seyfert 1 galaxy survey - A.Doi - - - -
MN/05B/29 The first radio-loud megamaser 3C403 - E.Xanthopoulos - - - -
MN/05B/30 The nuclear H2O maser emission of the starburst galaxy NGC253 - E.Xanthopoulos - - 3 Runs B (See Notes) Not Started
MN/05B/31 Jets in variable radio sources - W.deVries 2 Runs A - - Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/05A/14 Continuum observations of ultra-luminous infrared galaxies - A.G.Polatidis - 3 Runs A (See Notes) - Completed
MN/04A/04 OH 6 GHz masers: probes of magnetic fields in star-forming regions - R.J.Cohen - 5 Runs A - Completed
MN/05B/UMIST UMIST GTO 1 Run A (Lovell) + 2 Runs A 1 Run A (Lovell) + 3 Runs A - Completed
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/05A/14 Long-term status to Semester 05B
Notes on MN/05B/01 Continuation of Proposal MN/04B/05
Notes on MN/05B/11 Long-term status to Semester 06A
Notes on MN/05B/12 Continuation of proposal MN/04A/04
Notes on MN/05B/16 Source restrictions apply
Notes on MN/05B/30 Contingent on technical feasibility study

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