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Instrument Availability and Target Accessibility: 2005A

The tables below indicate the current best estimates of instrument availability and corresponding target (RA, dec) accessibility for 2005A. Typically several observations or programs are rejected at the ITAC each semester because of target accessibility so please read carefully the following notes:

Gemini North

Instrument(s) declination
(deg)
RA range (hh mm)
Comments "minimum" RA
(early semester)
"maximum" RA
(late semester)
NIRI (including Altair)

GMOS North

Michelle

80 *  no restriction 2h 10m 2h 40m
70  restricted 2h 40m 2h 10m
60  no restriction 2h 10m 2h 40m
50  no restriction 2h 00m 2h 50m
40   no restriction 2h 00m 3h 00m
30  no restriction 2h 00m 2h 50m
20  no restriction 2h 10m 2h 50m
10  no restriction 2h 20m 2h 30m
0  restricted 2h 35m 2h 20m
-10  restricted 2h 55m 2h 00m
-20  restricted 3h 25m 1h 30m
-30  restricted 4h 05m 0h 50m
-40 *  restricted 4h 25m 0h 30m
HIRES (on Keck) all  restricted Available for 2 nights in March and 3 nights in June

(Precise dates TBD)

 

Gemini South

Instrument(s) declination
(deg)
RA range (hh mm)
Comments "minimum" RA
(early semester)
"maximum" RA
(late semester)
GMOS South

T-ReCS

Phoenix

Acquisition Camera

30 *  restricted 5h 35m 1h 40m
20  restricted 5h 15m 2h 00m
10  restricted 4h 25m 2h 50m
0  restricted 3h 55m 3h 20m
-10   no restriction 3h 30m 3h 45m
-20  no restriction 3h 10m 4h 05m
-30  no restriction 2h 55m 4h 25m
-40  no restriction 2h 40m 4h 35m
-50  no restriction 2h 25m 4h 50m
-60  no restriction 2h 15m 5h 05m
-70  no restriction 2h 00m 5h 15m
-80  no restriction 1h 55m 5h 20m
GNIRS

(only available until end April)

30 * restricted 5h 35m 19h 20m
20 restricted 5h 15m 19h 40m
10 restricted 4h 25m 20h 30m
0 restricted 3h 55m 21h 00m
-10 restricted 3h 30m 21h 25m
-20 restricted 3h 10m 21h 45m
-30 restricted 2h 55m 22h 05m
-40 restricted 2h 40m 22h 15m
-50 restricted 2h 25m 22h 30m
-60 restricted 2h 15m 22h 45m
-70 restricted 2h 00m 22h 55m
-80 restricted 1h 55m 23h 00m

 

 

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