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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2020B GN

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on GN. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.


The columns in the table for Gemini North are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GN Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
allocated
GN-2020B-Q-401 Caso AR Revealing the mass profiles of elliptical galaxies in the field GMOS 30.30
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20201013
Completion Status:
0%
GN-2020B-Q-402 Seccull GS A Search for Faint Solar Calibrators GMOS 18.20
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20200825 20200826 20200901 20200913 20200920 20200921 20201004 20201010 20201012 20201013 20201017 20201018 20201019 20201020 20201021
Completion Status:
65%
GN-2020B-Q-403 Weidmann GS Central Stars of Planetary Nebulae: Survey for Spectral Classification GMOS 16.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20200815 20200821 20200822 20200825 20200826 20200919 20200921 20201010 20201013
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-Q-404 Pignata GS GMOS observations of planetary nebulae GMOS 17.40
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20200919 20200921 20201010 20201012 20201013 20201016 20201018 20201019 20201020
Completion Status:
100%
GN-2020B-Q-405 Schambeau GS Preparing for the Next Decade of JWST Observations of Distantly Active Solar System Small Bodies GMOS 15.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20201018 20201019 20201020 20201021 20201022
Completion Status:
44%
GN-2020B-Q-406 Maille GS High Redshift Blazar Candidates in Optical GMOS 1.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20201017
Completion Status:
0%
GN-2020B-Q-407 Madrid GS Finding the Optical Counterparts of 3C409 and 3C454.2 GMOS 1.70
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
0%
GN-2020B-Q-408 Arias GS CO emission from the Yellow Hypergiant Rho Cas GNIRS 2.85
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20201021 20201022
Completion Status:
23%

 

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Last updated on: 23 Oct 2020 17:22:12 GMT