LBC Call for Italian Observing Time PROPOSALs


Following successful LBC-Binocular runs in the first semester 2008, the LBT Board has assignedt the LBT scientific operations opening a call for Proposals.


The assigned Italian periods for the second semester 2008 are the following:

    1) Sept 23 - Sept 28
    2) Nov 27 - Dec 02
All the time intervals are around new moon to ensure dark sky.

Nights for 2009 are not fixed yet, but two more periods starting with new moon should be available in January and March, depending on Lucifer commissioning. Applicants are invited to submit proposals also for that period.


During this period, LBC-Blue will be equipped with a U-Uspec-B-V-gSLOAN-rSLOAN filter set (details are given here) and LBC-Red with V-R-I-Y-rSLOAN-iSLOAN-zSLOAN filters (details are given here) .


LBC performances can be evaluated using the Exposure Time Calculator (link) and more details are given in the commissioning page (link) expecially for LBC overheads (link).


Proposals for LBC time can in principle cover several observation categories, such as relatively simple, short programs, survey-like campaigns, observations of targets with a regular time sampling, serendipitous observations of new objects like SN or GRB. Proposals that can be executed in relatively poor conditions (poor seeing or non-photometric nights) can also be submitted to ensure proper exploitation of all observing conditions.


Proposal for LBC Time must be submitted within June 30, 2008, using the latex forms available (here). and should be submitted to dip.progetti@inaf.it with specific subject: "proposta osservazione LBT presentata da XXXXX", where XXXXX is the P.I. name of the proposal.


LBC observations will be executed in service mode in collaboration with the LBTO staff and the LBC Team. This choice has been taken in order to obtain the highest quality data according to the operational and observational conditions. PIs of accepted proposals must prepare the "Observing Block", i.e. the detailed description of the observations, using the GUI available here.


Standard calibration will be performed in service mode.