SAM-FP

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.

Proposals

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
AB01_XXXXX   HH:MM:SS  +DD:MM:SS
AB02_XXXXX   HH:MM:SS  +DD:MM:SS
   ...         ...      ...
AB0N_XXXXX   HH:MM:SS  +DD:MM:SS

# 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.

The contact e-mail are:

  • Claudia Mendes de Oliveira - claudia.oliveira at iag.usp.br
  • Bruno C. Quint - bquint at ctio.noao.edu
  • Philippe Amram - philippe.amram at lam.fr

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