We will start accepting early science operations target Phase II beginning June 18.

The Phase II proposal is prepared after the PI has been allocated time by his or her local TAC Telescope Allocation Committee . Its purpose is to communicate all vital details of the observing program to the HET night operations staff, and to set up the mode for any further necessary PI Principle Investigator -staff interaction. Because the night operations staff will be receiving many detailed proposals at around the same time while also maintaining night operations, it is very important that the PI follow the instructions carefully and submit all requested material by the trimester deadline.

Note: We no longer allow Phase II submissions with the old style tab-delineated format.

Normal Phase II deadlines for delivery to the HET are:

  • YYYY-1 (Dec-Mar of year YYYY) - Nov 18, YYYX
  • YYYY-2 (Apr--July of year YYYY) - Mar 18, YYYY
  • YYYY-3 (Aug-Nov of year YYYY) - July 18, YYYY
You will need to submit all of the following:

NOTE: Finding Charts will now be generated based on the target RA and DEC coordinates and DSS images. If you have exceptionally confusing field, faint targets or high proper motion targets please see the following page about Finding Charts

All of these documents should be submitted through hydra by logging in: here and using the Phase II tab at the top of the screen.

You can get information about the telescope, instruments and calibrations in various locations in this web site. It is important to plan for extra time for overhead or special calibrations. Below we list some of the more important links you may need.

  1. Telescope Information
  2. LRS
  3. Synoptic Targets
  4. Calibrations
  5. Phase II Management
  6. Observer Tips

Last updated: Tue, 31 May 2016 10:34:14 -0500 shetrone

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