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Time Requests

This is the top left panel of the PIT, when "Time Requests" is selected from the "Overview / Time Requests / Scheduling / Submit" options shown below the panel. A video tutorial is also available for this section.


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Proposal Class: Please select from one of the five options in the drop down menu. Indicate if your proposal is to be considered as a large program at Gemini, a queue program at Gemini, a classical program at Gemini, an exchange program at Subaru or Keck, or "Other" which includes Director's Time, Science Verification, Demo Science, and Poor Weather.

Large/long proposals:  In the next line indicate if your program is a Target of Opportunity (ToO) program, and if it is then select whether the program will need to trigger Standard or Rapid ToO observations. Rapid ToO large/long programs may also trigger standard ToOs but make sure that this is justified in the Science Justification or Experimental Design. If you are requesting time from both Gemini North and South, then give the time request from each telescope in the Technical Justification section of the PDF attachment. The time request is then entered by clicking on the watch icon. Enter the total and minimum times requested for the entire program as well as the times requested for the first semester. 

Queue proposals: If your program is a queue program, the next line will become "Consider for Band 3?". If your program is suitable for Band 3 then select "Yes" from the drop down menu, and click on the box to the right to enter both the full and minimum time allocation that is useful for you to get science in Band 3. If an allocation in Band 3 is acceptable, the Band 3 time request is different than the regular request, and it is a joint proposal, then be sure to state the time request from each partner in the "Band 3 Plan" section of the PDF attachment. Below the Band 3 entry, indicate if your program is a Target of Opportunity (ToO) program, and if it is then select whether the triggers will be Standard or Rapid. If you are requesting time from both Gemini North and South, then give the time request from each telescope in the Technical Justification section of the PDF attachment.

Classical Proposals: If your program is a classical program, the next line will become "Visitors". Click on the box to indicate which of the investigators will visit the telescope for your run.

Other Proposals: If your proposal is a Director's Time, Science Verification, Demo Science, or Poor Weather program, select the appropriate type from the drop down menu below the Proposal Class entry. Then enter the time request by clicking on the watch icon.

Request Type: Indicate, using this drop down menu, whether you are asking for Gemini partner time, or whether the PI is a Keck or Subaru community astronomer.

Gemini partner request: Enter the amount of time requested from the appropriate partner(s). Double click on the partner to enter the information. Give the total amount of time, as well as the minimum amount of time, requested from this partner. This is the classical or Band 1/2 time request; the Band 3 time is entered via the box to the right of the "Consider for Band 3?" entry. Indicate the investigator that is the Lead investigator for each partner.

The total and minimum times requested for classical or Band 1/2, and for Band 3, are summarized in the bottom line of the window. Proposal checks compare the requested times with the total times defined in the observations sections and compare regular and minimum times. Discrepancies are noted in the Problems section at the bottom of the main window.