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 the end of September/beginning of October, 2016. 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 starting on Sep 29th to Oct 02nd, 2016. The official document is linked here. The publication regarding this mode can be found in Oliveira et al 2016 (already submitted, under review).

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.

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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