MERLIN Semester 06A Time Awards

The MERLIN Time Allocation Group of the Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time met on 22nd November 2005 to consider 24 proposals for Semester 06A (1st February 2006 to 30th June 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 06A. There are two EVN sessions within this period (February 1st - March 9th, and June 1st - June 30th 2006).

The Lovell telescope will be available for L-Band MERLIN operations during May 2006. 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/06A/01U Spatial Correlation of OH and Methanol Masers - M.D. Gray Time to be taken from within UMIST GTO allocation Under Way
MN/06A/02 Extremely long-baseline IPS measurements of solar wind direction - A.R. Breen - C-Time (See Notes) - Completed
MN/06A/03 Imaging of circumnuclear regions in highly luminous IR galaxies - M.A. Perez-Torres - 6 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/04 Probing Type Ia supernova progenitors through their radio emission - M.A. Perez-Torres 4 Runs TO - Completed
MN/06A/05 Large grains around T Tauri stars: solving the missing disk problem - J.S. Greaves - 3 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/06 Maser imaging of the Mira variable RR Aquilae - D.A. Boboltz 1 Run A (Lovell) - 1 Run A Completed
MN/06A/07 The 6.7 GHz methanol masers in the Orion complex - M.A.Voronkov - 2 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/08 Determining absolute positions of methanol masers - Y. Xu - - - -
MN/06A/09 The space density of high redshift FR I radio galaxies: Part 2 - E.E. Rigby 4 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/06A/10 Water masers in proto-stars associated with methanol - M. Szymczak - - 6 Runs A Under Way
MN/06A/11 Structures of radio sources in a sample selected at 15 GHz - continued - G. Cotter - 3 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/12 Is the 'central' source in NGC 2146 a supernova remnant or a weak AGN? - A. Tarchi - - - -
MN/06A/13 Deep imaging and mass modelling of the CLASS B1933+503 lens galaxy - N. Jackson - 5 Runs A + 5 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/14 High-resolution imaging of radio-excess AGN - R. Ivison 8 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/06A/15 L-Band Observations of the magnetic chemically peculiar star CU Vir - B.J. Kellett 3 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/06A/16 Observational tests for active binary star magnetospheres - V.G. Graffagnino - - - -
MN/06A/17 OH maser study on magnetic field structure around OH/IR stars - K. Murakawa 6 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/06A/18 Extended jets in highly-accreting neutron star X-ray binaries - S. Migliari - 2 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/19 Full-polarisation images of the OH (1720 MHz) SNR masers in IC 443 - I.M. Hoffman 2 Runs A (Lovell) - - Completed
MN/06A/20 Accurate Positions of Methanol Masers from the MMB Survey - R.J. Cohen - 2 Runs A - Completed
MN/06A/21 Accurate positions for methanol masers from the Torun blind survey - R.J. Cohen - 4 Runs A - Completed
MN/06A/22 The physics of GRB blastwaves - E. Rol - - - -
MN/06A/23 High resolution imaging of the centre of the Medusa - R. Beswick - 2 Runs B - Completed
MN/06A/24 Relativistic ejections from X-ray transients - R.P. Fender 3 Runs TO - Completed
Existing Commitments
MN/05B/11 Classical & recurrent novae as targets of opportunity - S.P.S. Eyres 3 Runs TO - Completed
MN/05B/30 The nuclear H2O maser emission of the starburst galaxy NGC253 - E. Xanthopoulos - - 3 Runs B (See Notes) Not Started
MN/06A/UMIST UMIST GTO 3 Run A (Lovell) + 2 Runs A 4 Runs A - Completed
Director's Override 2 Runs TO
Notes on MN/05B/11 Long-term status to Semester 06A
Notes on MN/06A/02 Specific dates in May & June
Notes on MN/05B/30 Contingent on technical feasibility study