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3.6 m DOT

Observing schedule :
All the observations will be carried out in service mode. The schedule can be downloaded from here.
Call for proposals :

ARIES invites proposals from the astronomical community of India and Belgium for observations with 3.6m DOT for the observing cycle from October 2020 to January 2021 (DOT-2020-C2). The deadline for receiving these proposals is 23:59:59 IST (UTC+5.5 hrs), Sunday, August 09, 2020. 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 3.6m DOT Observing Policy Document including time allocation guidelines and data policy can be found here. Science observing proposals can be submitted online via the DOT Online proposal management and evaluation system (DOPSES) available at

3.6m Telescope Observation log

A view of the 3.6 m Devasthal Optical Telescope from inside the dome