Unavailable. Only Visitor and Service modes will be offered in AOT42.
No Long Term programs can be started in AOT42.
Lists of protected targets are available at http://www.tng.iac.es/observing/protected.html
We intend to create a large database of potential reviewers to flank the TAC. To do this, the PI must indicate the names and emails of at least 2 CoI's to be included in the database. As an exception, a smaller number is allowed if there are fewer than three proponents.
The focal plane instruments NICS, GIANO-B, HARPS-N and DOLORES can be normally used during the same night either in service or in visitor mode. The exchange between instruments within the same Nasmyth focal station (i.e. DOLORES-Harps-N) usually takes less than 6 minutes, while the change of Nasmyth (e.g. switching from NICS to DOLORES) may take up to about 15 minutes. All the switches can be repeated as many times as necessary.
The observing mode GIARPS, which uses simultaneously HARPS-N and GIANO-B, will be offered without restrictions.
GIANO-B may be unavailable for about 3 months for maintenance.
Overheads should be included in the justification of the requested time. For DOLORES, these can be estimated as follows:
MOS observations are bound to strict constraints on the number of masks and on the time necessary to design/manufacture them. See the dedicated web page for details.
The astronomical communities of Italy and Nordic countries may apply for reserved observing time offered jointly on the TNG and NOT telescopes. Rules for applicants may be found at the page http://www.tng-not.iac.es. Accordingly, Italian scientists can now submit normal observing proposals to the NOT, and vice versa. Nordic astronomers will have access to eight TNG nights and Italian astronomers to sixteen nights with the NOT telescope. Applications for each telescope should use the proposal form for the telescope they are applying for, and will be evaluated by the telescope TAC. Observing trips of INAF employees and associates will be funded by FGG-INAF.
Proposals requiring special observing procedures (e.g. more than 4/10 MOS masks per night/run) will be downgraded or not considered unless previously discussed with the TNG staff and authorized by the TNG director.
During visitor time, ToO observations will be performed by the visitor observer, with the instrument in use or by TNG staff (on a best effort basis). Please read our ToO policy if you are planning to propose for ToO.