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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2014B GS

The queues shown in the tables below summarise the programs that constitute the "Poor Weather Queue" on GS. The Poor Weather Queue is a pilot program introduced in 2006B to fill telescope time under very poor, but usable, conditions. These programs are distinct from other queue programs in three important ways: 1) time spent on poor weather programs will not be charged to the PIs or the partner countries; 2) poor weather programs can exist in queue only, and must meet the observing condition constraints shown below; and 3) poor weather programs are lower priority than the "regular" queue (bands 1 to 3) and have no explicit or implicit guarantee of being observed. They will be executed only when nothing in the regular queue is observable.

In all other respects — NGO and Gemini contact scientist support, Phase II definitions, Gemini Science Archive data distribution — programs in the Poor Weather Queue are similar to all other Gemini queue programs. In the Observing Tool, poor weather queue programs are designated as Band 4, to distinguish them from the rest of the queue.

Observing condition constraints for poor weather programs must meet one of the following:

This report is generated daily (see the bottom of the page for the current timestamp). The pages linked via Completion Status are updated approximately every 4 hours. Note that the completion fraction may change as the time accounting is adjusted during the quality assessment process.

The columns in the table for Gemini South are:
Ref # Gemini reference number (note that this is different from any internal National TAC reference number). Click on it to see the proposal abstract (when available).
PI Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the primary contact for the entire program is listed).
Partner Partner (UH = University of Hawaii, GS=Gemini staff) or country (US, UK, CA, CL, AU, AR, BR) to which time will be charged. If a joint proposal, all contributors are shown.
Title The title of the science program.
Instrument Name of the instrument(s) required.
Hours Allocated Time allocated to the program (if a joint proposal, this is the total time for the program).
Execution Status Click on this hyperlink to see the current status of each observation in the program.
Data Taken The UT date(s) on which data were taken.
Completion Status This shows an estimate of the fraction of allocated time that has been used. Note that this is a preliminary estimate and is only an indication of the completion state of the program. The completion state may not reflect the formal time accounting. Also note that some programs may be completed in less than the allocated time (e.g. if conditions were better than requested or if the request was overestimated).

The assigned support staff (Gemini Contact Scientists and National Office staff) for each Gemini North ODB and Gemini South ODB program are listed in the interactive 'snapshots' of the Observing Database (ODB).

GS Poor Weather Queue
Ref # PI Partner Title Instrument Hours
GS-2014B-Q-84 Ahumada AR A new template spectral library of Large Magellanic Cloud's star clusters GMOS-S 2.80
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20150101 20150226 20150422 20150516 20150524 20150525 20150612 20150718
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-85 Beers BR Missing metal-poor stars from the HK and Hamburg/ESO Surveys (South) GMOS-S 30.00
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20140630 20141015 20141016 20141017 20141018 20141019 20141025 20141027 20141030 20141031 20141102 20141103 20141105 20141120 20141121 20141122 20141124 20141125 20141128 20141129 20141130 20141221 20141222 20141224 20141226 20141227 20141228 20141230 20141231 20150101 20150105 20150107 20150502 20150503 20150508 20150605 20150612 20150616 20150617 20150622 20150623 20150624 20150708 20150730
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-86 Maille US Spectroscopy of Very High Redshift Blazar Candidates Flamingos2 1.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20150503 20150508
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-87 Schirmer GS The redshift of the strong lens arc in the fossil cluster J0454-0309 Flamingos2 40.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20141116 20141118 20141119 20141126 20141210 20141211 20141212 20141222 20150105
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-88 Moffat CA Colliding winds of extremely luminous stars in the young, dense open cluster NGC 3603 GMOS-S 10.60
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20141225 20150522 20150603 20150614 20150615
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-89 Angeloni GS Testing the symbiotic nature of V648 Car with F2 Flamingos2 1.00
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20150405 20150406 20150407 20150414 20150503
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-90 Mast AR Spectroscopic Observations of Red Arcs in the SDSS Stripe 82 equatorial region Flamingos2 13.50
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
20150720 20150726
Completion Status:
GS-2014B-Q-91 Placco GS Identifying Bright CEMP Stars in the RAVE Catalog GMOS / GMOS-S 50.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:


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