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Call for Observing Proposals on the 30m Telescope

The next deadline for the submission of observing proposals for the IRAM 30 m telescope is September 4th, 1995, midnight. The observing session will extend from Nov. 15th, 1995 to May 15th, 1996 and cover roughly the `winter' period at Pico Veleta. Three types of proposals will be considered:

In total, roughly 3000 h of observing time will be available. This should allow to schedule at least some bigger programmes needing in the order of 100 hours (or even more). No new call for `key programmes' is issued for the session.

The 30-m telescope efficiency is low at 0.8 mm () and the power radiated in the error beam is twice larger than in the main beam. Pointing can also be marginal at this short wavelength in case the atmosphere is unstable.The 0.8 mm proposals should discuss the effect of the error beam and of pointing errors on the observations.

Please, find below some relevant information as well as a copy of the proposal form.

Robert Lucas
Fri Jul 7 18:58:08 METDST 1995