Call for Early Science observing proposals 

3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT)

 
ARIES invites members of the Indian and Belgian astronomy community to participate in the call for Early Science observing proposals (2017A-Early Science) for the 3.6m Devasthal Optical Telescope (DOT).  India has 93% share in the telescope time of which 33% is guaranteed to ARIES, and the Belgian share is 7%. The Principal Investigator of the proposals should have affiliations at Indian or Belgian academic institutions and/or universities. 

The observing period: 2nd of April to 31st of May, 2017

The proposal submission deadline: 10th of March, 2017 23:59:59 IST

Two instruments are offered for the 2017A-Early Science, 4Kx4K Optical CCD Imager and Near Infrared Imager (TIRCAM-2).

  • 4Kx4K Imager (for more details, click here; For Imager Exposure Time Calculator, click here)
  • TIFR TIRCAM-2 (for more details, click here ; For Exposure Time Calculator, click here)
For user's manual of 3.6-m DOT, click here. You can browse publications for further details.

You can submit your proposals using online proposal submission system at www.aries.res.in/dopses

Instructions to fill the proposal form is provided here.

Allocation of time on the telescope will be based on the assigned ranking of the proposals through a peer-review process by Indian and Belgian Time Allocation committees for Indian and Belgian proposals respectively.


The call for 2017A-Early Science proposals is made with the understanding that all successful proposals and scheduled observations are considered as “shared-risk”. During this period of scientific observations, the DOT user-community should be aware that the feasibility of the proposed observations may change according to any differences in the available instrument sensitivities and the efficiency of the telescope performance compared to those that are advertised in this call. Early Science observations may be rescheduled or cancelled according to the additional telescope/instrument testing and engineering requirements.


ARIES will provide telescope operators and site-staff to perform routine start-up & shut-down procedures, and safety checks at the telescope.

  • Questions regarding the operational policies of 2017A-Early Science observations with the DOT should be directed to Dr. Brijesh Kumer ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
  • Specific questions related to 4Kx4K Imager, contact Dr. S. B. Pandey ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and TIRCAM-2, contact Prof. D. K. Ojha ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).
  • For general assistance regarding the proposal submission process, contact Maheswar Gopinathan ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) / Purushottam ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

 

 

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