This page contains useful information regarding this new mode that is running now at SOAR. At the moment, SAM-FP is considered to be a Restricted User Instrument. In order to use it, the astronomer needs to get in touch with the instrument's P.I., Dra. Cláudia Mendes de Oliveira. We have now an open call for Early Science Observations that will happen in mid-February 2018. It will be a total of four nights shared between all the astronomers that request their object to be observed. The observations will be in service mode. That means that SAM-FP team will do the observations and reduce the data. The data-cubes provided will be already corrected with bias and flat. The phase-correction will also be applied by the team. Wavelength calibration and astrometric calibration will be done together with the astronomer.


SOAR scheduled four nights for Early Science observations with SAM-FP from Feb 16th to Feb 19nd, 2018. The 2016 call for proposals is linked here. It describes the technical capabilities. Interested parties MUST contact Claudia Oliveira no later than December 15, 2017. The publication regarding this mode can be found in Oliveira et al 2017.

Since we do not know how many targets or science projects will be submited, we ask all the astronomers interested to send an e-mail to our team with the following information:

  • Science justification - one or two paragraphs is sufficient.
  • List of targets in the SOAR's standard format or in following format (no other format will be accepted):

# OBJECT    RAJ2000   DECJ2000
   ...         ...      ...

# A : Last name first letter
# B : First name first letter
# N : Objetc priority number

  • The list of targets has to be sorted by priority.
  • Number of objects required to get proper results.

Data Policy

This instrument has been developed with the team’s resources and the Fabry-Perot mode is a restricted-use instrument on SOAR. As a recognition of the effort made by the team to make this instrument available to the community and to make the data ready for the user to do science with it, it is requested that the three team members be co-authors of any published work that may result from the observations (note that the time that the team member Bruno Quint (post-doc researcher and SOAR resident astronomer) spends on this instrument comes out from his “research” time and is not part of his Brazil or SOAR support duties). 


The contact e-mail are:

  • Claudia Mendes de Oliveira - claudia.oliveira at
  • Bruno C. Quint - bquint at
  • Philippe Amram - philippe.amram at

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