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GMOS-N SV Plan

The table below summarises the pool of observations which have been defined for GMOS North System Verification. The list encompasses the various GMOS observing modes with a range of observing conditions and is intended to overfill the SV time available for any given mode to provide flexibility when scheduling and in their execution (e.g. with regards to target accessibility or conditions required). As described in the SV Principles, verification will be carried out on a mode by mode basis. Modes that are not being offered semester (i.e. polarimetry) will have their SV postponed.

Important note: As the observing modes are overfilled to allow flexibility in executing the SV observations, the presence of a proposed observation in the SV plan does not by any means guarantee that the observation will be executed, and should not deter proposals to observe the same objects as part of the regular semester.

The table links to more information about each program (click on the program number) including specific aspects of the instrument and telescope to be verified, a summary of the possible scientific returns from successful observations, a target list and the members of the assessment team. Each program will link to the SV data and its assessment when available.

Four programs are very similar and have been combined into GMOS51. These programs (GMOS52-GMOS55) share science goals, objects, methods or may be carried out simultaneously in MOS mode. The entry for GMOS51 in the table gives the top level description of the program and possible common targets. The rest of the SV programs are numbered GMOS56 through GMOS71.

Program #

Title

Status

Modes

RA (hrs)

Obs conditions2

Imaging

Longslit

MOS

IFU

pol1

IQ

clds

sky bkg

GMOS51

Galaxy evolution: Observations of rich galaxy clusters Observations completed

r' i' (mask)

  B600 0.75"    

1; 2

50

50

50

GMOS52

Rotation curves of galaxies with z less than 1  

r' (mask)

  B600 0.75"    

 

50

50

50

GMOS53

FP at z=0.2  

r' (mask)

  B600 0.75"    

 

80

50

50

GMOS54

Stellar populations at z=0.2-0.8  

r' i' (mask)

  B600 R400 0.75"    

 

50

50

50

GMOS55

The FP at high redshift  

r' (mask)

  B600 0.75"    

 

50

50

50

GMOS56

Starburst galaxies at intermediate redshift  

 

    B600 1-slit  

0

50

50

50

GMOS57

Dark matter in dSph  

i'

  R1200 0.25"    

0; 2; 23

50

50

50

GMOS58

Metallicity of And V Observations completed, data available

g' i'

  R831 1.0"    

1

80

50

80

GMOS59

Stellar populations in dE/dS0 galaxies  

r' (mask)

B600 0.5" B600 0.5"    

3; 13

80

70

80

GMOS60

Dynamics of E/S0 galaxies Observations completed

 

B600 0.75"      

3; 12

80

70

80

GMOS61

Butcher-Oemler effect & environment  

r' (mask)

  R400 0.75"    

2

50

50

50

GMOS62

QSO host galaxies  

 

    R400 2-slit  

 

20

50

50

GMOS63

Giant Ly-alpha clouds  

 

    B600 2-slit  

22

50

50

80

GMOS64

WHDF Imaging completed in commissioning time, data available

 

  R150 1.0"    

0

80

50

50

GMOS65

Damped Ly-alpha absorption galaxies Observations completed

 

    R150 2-slit  

8; 12; 13

80

50

50

GMOS66

Galaxies around Ly-alpha absorbers Observations completed

r'

  R400 1.5"    

0; 2; 6

80

50

50

GMOS67

High-z galaxies in the field of PMN2314+0201 Observations completed, data available

r'

       

23

50

50

50

GMOS68

MOS observations of z>4 candidates  

 

  R150 0.75"    

23

50

50

50

GMOS69

The halo of NGC2403 Observations completed, data available

g' r' i' z'

       

1; 8

50

50

50

GMOS70

IFU spectroscopy of bright cluster galaxies  

 

    R400 1-slit  

3

50

50

50

GMOS71

Radial velocities of stars in dSph  

r' (mask)

  R831 0.5"    

 

80

50

80

GMOS73

GMOS IFU observations of emission line sources - Herbig Haro Objects Observations completed, data available

 

    R831 1-slit  

19

50

70

80

GMOS78

Gemini Deep Deep Survey - Nod-and-Shuffle observations Observations completed

 

  R150 0.75"    

22

80

70

80


1 SV observations for polarimetry not yet scheduled.

2 See the detailed observing condition constraints for the precise meaning of the %-ile categories.


Last update October 7, 2004; Inger Jørgensen