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Altair LGS SV Plan

A call for proposals for system verification (SV) of Altair's laser guide star was made in May 2006. The deadline was June 16th, and PIs of successful applications, shown in the table below, have now been notified. Systems verification of NIFS with Altair's natural guide star mode was carried out earlier in 2006.

Table Legend:

Band 1 Projects Band 2 Projects


SV Program # 1

PI Name

Title

Time Awarded (hrs)

Modes

RA (hrs)

NIFS

NIRI

GN-2006B-SV-101 Blum Investigating the cluster-dominated nuclei of M33 and NGC205 3.3 2.3 NIFS, NIRI f/32 1.5
GN-2006B-SV-102 Brown/Trujillo Determining the mass and density of the "10th planet" 4 NIRI f/32 HK 1.5
GN-2006B-SV-103 Davidge Probing the stellar content of G1 4.2 2.25 NIFS K + NIRI f/32 JHK 0.5
GN-2006B-SV-104 Davies Assessing the performance of NIFS-LGS using galactic nuclei as natural reference sources 1 NIFS K 18.2
GN-2006B-SV-105 Geballe H and K band spectroscopy of GC/IRS8 4.2 NIFS HK 17.8
GN-2006B-SV-106 Hutchings Dust-obscured QSOs 2 NIRI f/14 JHK 11.2
GN-2006B-SV-107 Johnson Probing the dust extinction and stellar population in the M31 outer disk 3.5 NIRI f/14 K, Kcont, Br&gamma 1.5
GN-2006B-SV-108 Labrie The eye of the Tornado - the formation of a massive star near the Galactic Center 4.8 NIFS K mosaic 17
GN-2006B-SV-109 Lafreniere High resolution imaging of the brightest T-dwarf visible from the north 1 NIRI f/14 H fixed 1.5
GN-2006B-SV-110 Peterson The relationship between black hole mass and stellar bulge velocity dispersion in AGN 6.4 NIFS H 21.5
GN-2006B-SV-104 Davies Assessing the performance of NIFS-LGS using galactic nuclei as natural reference sources 4 NIFS K 18.2
GN-2006B-SV-111 Gratadour Studying the star formation and nuclear activity in NGC 1275 at high angular resolution with Altair LGS 3.5 NIRI f/14 K, Kcont, Br&gamma 3.3
GN-2006B-SV-106 Hutchings Dust-obscured QSOs 6 NIRI f/14 JHK 11.2
GN-2006B-SV-112 Marchis Searching for multiplicity in L4 Trojan population 3 NIRI f/32 Ks 18.2
GN-2006B-SV-113 Mendes de Oliveira NIRI+Altair imaging of the nuclei of Arp 220 2.7 NIRI f/14 H 15.5

1 Some programmes appear in both bands 1 and 2 because they have been awarded time in both bands.

Last update July 13, 2006 by Rachel Mason