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Poor Weather Queue Summary : Semester 2013A 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-2013A-Q-95 Beers BR Missing metal-poor stars from the HK and Hamburg/ESO Surveys (South) GMOS-S 10.90
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20130120 20130124 20130302 20130306 20130509 20130510 20130514 20130515 20130516 20130517 20130520 20130521 20130522 20130614 20130618 20130619 20130723
Completion Status:
GS-2013A-Q-96 Tisserand AU What is the nature of OGLE-2012-BLG-0577 source star ? GMOS-S 0.90
Execution Status: Dates Taken:
Completion Status:
GS-2013A-Q-97 Gamen AR Searching for very massive binary systems among faint galactic WN stars GMOS-S 54.60
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20130526 20130531 20130601 20130602 20130604 20130610 20130611 20130614 20130615 20130617 20130618 20130619 20130701 20130702 20130703 20130704 20130707 20130708 20130723 20130729 20130731 20130803 20130811 20130812 20140129 20140218 20140315 20140427
Completion Status:
GS-2013A-Q-98 Weidmann AR Confirmation of very reddenig planetary nebulae GMOS-S 3.50
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20130525 20130526 20130528 20130604 20130619
Completion Status:
GS-2013A-Q-99 Titov AU Testing the cosmological model with Very Long Baseline Interferometry GMOS-S 31.40
Execution Status: complete Dates Taken:
20130531 20130601 20130602 20130604 20130608 20130609 20130611 20130616 20130618 20130619 20130629 20130701 20130702 20130704 20130707 20130708 20130709 20130723 20130731 20130801 20130802
Completion Status:


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