NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE SCHEDULE, Period 48: Oct 1,2013 - Apr 1, 2014

Starting DateEnding DateProposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute/ CountryProgrammeInstrumentRemarks
Oct 01 Oct 02 48-009 G. Battaglia IT Decontaminating the ultra faint dwarf galaxies MOSCA   
Oct 02 Oct 04 48-035 G.L. Israel IT Glimpsing a Chandra population of faint X-ray pulsators ALFOSC   
Oct 04 Oct 07 48-029 H. Dahle NO Arc statistics for the strongest gravitational lenses at 0.55 < z < 0.9 ALFOSC   
Oct 07 Oct 08 48-016 H. Dahle NO A new population of massive galaxy clusters from Planck ALFOSC  Pre-imaging 
Oct 08 Oct 09 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Oct 08 Oct 09 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Oct 09 Oct 12 48-803 SAC DK SAC Guaranteed Time FIES +ALFOSC   
Oct 12 Oct 13 48-024 A. Mason FI Spectroscopic follow-up of Supergiant Fast X-ray Transient candidates. ALFOSC +FIES  Service; half night 
Oct 12 Oct 13 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service; half night 
Oct 13 Oct 14 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Oct 14 Oct 17 48-701 FINCA FI FINCA observing school ALFOSC +FIES  Remote from Turku; ALF+NC 
Oct 17 Oct 19 48-701 FINCA FI FINCA observing school NOTCam + FIES Remote from Turku; ALF+NC 
Oct 19 Oct 20 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Oct 20 Oct 21 48-121 S. Vergani FR The properties of a complete sample of long gamma-ray bursts host galaxies at z<1.5 NOTCAM +FIES  Service, 0.2 night 
Oct 20 Oct 21 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Service; rest of night 
Oct 21 Oct 22 48-219 J. I. Gonzalez ES Follow-up of brown dwarfs and giant planets candidates from the MARVELS SDSS-III survey FIES +ALFOSC   
Oct 22 Oct 25 48-101 A. Sodor BE Verifying the applicability of the Inverse Photometric Baade-Wesselink Method on Blazhko RR Lyrae Stars FIES +ALFOSC   
Oct 25 Oct 26 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   
Oct 26 Oct 28 48-803 SAC DK SAC Guaranteed Time FIES +ALFOSC   
Oct 28 Oct 29 48-002 M. Spavone IT Formation of Polar Ring Galaxies: a metallicity and SFR test ALFOSC   
Oct 29 Oct 30 48-002 M. Spavone IT Formation of Polar Ring Galaxies: a metallicity and SFR test ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Oct 29 Oct 30 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service; half night 
Oct 30 Nov 06 48-027 M. Hayes SE Characterizing the most extreme emission line galaxies ALFOSC   
Nov 06 Nov 07 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Nov 06 Nov 07 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Nov 07 Nov 08 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Nov 08 Nov 11 48-026 T. Pursimo NOT Testing the standard cosmology with Very Long Baseline Interferometry MOSCA   
Nov 11 Nov 12 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Nov 12 Nov 13 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Nov 13 Nov 16 48-019 H. Korhonen DK Magnetic properties of the exoplanet host stars FIES +SOFIN  Alt. SOFIN 
Nov 16 Nov 21 48-023 M. Mantere FI Magnetic field polarity in active late-type stars FIES +SOFIN  Alt. SOFIN 
Nov 21 Nov 22 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time SOFIN +FIES  Technical night 
Nov 22 Nov 23 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Nov 23 Nov 24 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Nov 24 Nov 25 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Nov 25 Nov 30 48-214 L. Balaguer ES Chemical Abundances in Northern Open Clusters FIES +ALFOSC   
Nov 30 Dec 01 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Nov 30 Dec 01 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Dec 01 Dec 06 48-016 H. Dahle NO A new population of massive galaxy clusters from Planck ALFOSC   
Dec 06 Dec 07 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Dec 07 Dec 09 48-212 J. Garcia ES High resolution spectroscopy of Photoionized Herbig-Haro Objects in the Orion Nebula FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 09 Dec 13 48-205 M.C. Galvez ES The path to Earth analogues and Super-Earth atmosphere science FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 13 Dec 14 48-219 J. I. Gonzalez ES Follow-up of brown dwarfs and giant planets candidates from the MARVELS SDSS-III survey FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 14 Dec 15 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Dec 15 Dec 16 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  Technical night 
Dec 16 Dec 17 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Dec 17 Dec 20 48-201 R. Scarpa ES Testing Newtonian gravity in the low acceleration regime with wide-binary stars FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 20 Dec 21 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Dec 21 Dec 25 48-217 H.J. Deeg ES Spectroscopic characterization and radial velocities of Corot planet candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 25 Dec 26 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Dec 25 Dec 26 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Dec 26 Dec 29 48-109 R. Jeffries UK Are magnetically active, single M-dwarfs too big? FIES +ALFOSC   
Dec 29 Jan 05 48-022 G. Ostlin SE Lyman Alpha in the HST frontier fields MOSCA   
Jan 05 Jan 06 48-210 E. Palle ES Observing the Earth-Moon system transiting the Sun, using Jovian Satellites -- hints for future exo-Earth detection ALFOSC   
Jan 06 Jan 07 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Jan 07 Jan 11 48-217 H.J. Deeg ES Spectroscopic characterization and radial velocities of Corot planet candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
Jan 11 Jan 12 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Jan 12 Jan 13 48-219 J. I. Gonzalez ES Follow-up of brown dwarfs and giant planets candidates from the MARVELS SDSS-III survey FIES +ALFOSC   
Jan 13 Jan 14 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC? +FIES  Technical night 
Jan 14 Jan 15 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Jan 15 Jan 16 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC + FIES  Technical night 
Jan 16 Jan 17 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Jan 17 Jan 18 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  Technical night 
Jan 18 Jan 24 48-034 L. Buchhave DK Follow-up of HATNet transiting exoplanet candidates with NOT/FIES FIES +ALFOSC  2 whole; 4 half nights 
Jan 18 Jan 19 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time FIES +ALFOSC  Technical; half night 
Jan 19 Jan 20 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time FIES +ALFOSC  Technical; half night 
Jan 22 Jan 23 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Jan 23 Jan 24 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Jan 24 Jan 27 48-017 P. Donati IT Old open clusters as tracers of the Galactic disk FIES +ALFOSC   
Jan 27 Jan 30 48-802 NBI DK NBI ALFOSC GT ALFOSC   
Jan 30 Feb 02 48-301 Enric Palle Bago ES Testing the potential of transmission spectroscopy with NOT ALFOSC +FIES   
Feb 02 Feb 03 48-299 CAT ES CAT service time. ALFOSC  CAT service 
Feb 03 Feb 04 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Feb 04 Feb 09 48-025 A. Finoguenov FI Nordic Spectroscopy to COnstrain Dark Energy with X-ray clusters ALFOSC   
Feb 09 Feb 10 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Feb 10 Feb 11 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Feb 11 Feb 12 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Feb 12 Feb 13 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Feb 13 Feb 14 48-008 J. Leon-Tavares FI Gamma-ray Narrow-line Seyfert 1s: powerful jets in spirals? NOTCAM   
Feb 14 Feb 15 48-008 J. Leon-Tavares FI Gamma-ray Narrow-line Seyfert 1s: powerful jets in spirals? NOTCAM +FIES  Half night 
Feb 14 Feb 15 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Service; half night 
Feb 15 Feb 16 48-219 J. I. Gonzalez ES Follow-up of brown dwarfs and giant planets candidates from the MARVELS SDSS-III survey FIES +ALFOSC   
Feb 16 Feb 17 48-299 CAT ES CAT service time. ALFOSC  CAT service 
Feb 17 Feb 19 48-301 Enric Palle Bago ES Testing the potential of transmission spectroscopy with NOT ALFOSC +FIES   
Feb 19 Feb 20 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Feb 20 Feb 21 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Feb 21 Feb 23 48-208 J. Polednikova ES Optical microvariability of type 2 quasars ALFOSC   
Feb 23 Feb 24 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Feb 23 Feb 24 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Feb 24 Mar 03 48-022 G. Ostlin SE Lyman Alpha in the HST frontier fields MOSCA   
Mar 03 Mar 04 48-009 G. Battaglia IT Decontaminating the ultra faint dwarf galaxies MOSCA   
Mar 04 Mar 05 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Mar 05 Mar 06 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Mar 06 Mar 09 48-801 IAA ES IAA ALFOSC GT ALFOSC   
Mar 09 Mar 10 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  Technical night 
Mar 10 Mar 12 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service; half nights 
Mar 10 Mar 12 48-018 S. Covino IT Polarimetric monitoring of MAGIC blazars ALFOSC +FIES  Half nights 
Mar 12 Mar 13 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  Technical night 
Mar 13 Mar 14 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM  Technical night 
Mar 14 Mar 15 48-012 E. Kankare FI Supernovae in dusty environments NOTCAM  Service 
Mar 15 Mar 16 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Service 
Mar 16 Mar 17 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM  Technical night 
Mar 17 Mar 18 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Service 
Mar 18 Mar 19 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Mar 19 Mar 20 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Technical night 
Mar 20 Mar 21 48-299 CAT ES CAT service time. FIES +ALFOSC  CAT service 
Mar 21 Mar 22 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Mar 22 Mar 25 48-301 Enric Palle Bago ES Testing the potential of transmission spectroscopy with NOT ALFOSC +FIES   
Mar 25 Mar 26 48-031 J. Andersen DK The origin of carbon-enriched stars in the early Galaxy FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Mar 25 Mar 26 48-199 Various Nordic Nordic service time FIES +ALFOSC  Service; half night 
Mar 26 Mar 31 48-029 H. Dahle NO Arc statistics for the strongest gravitational lenses at 0.55 < z < 0.9 MOSCA   
Mar 31 Apr 01 48-901 NOT NOT Technical time MOSCA  Technical night 

Monitoring and ToO Programs

Proposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorProgrammeTypeInstrumentTime AllocationNightsComments
48-001 J. Sollerman Core-collapse supernovae (ToO) ToO ALFOSC 15x1.5h + 12x5x1.5h 11.5 Soft ToO; same or next night (later dates for follow-up) 
48-003 H. Dahle Time delay measurements in the unique quasar lens SDSS J2222+2745 Mon ALFOSC 6x30min + 8x45min 0.7 Dates to be fixed in consultation with the P.I.  
48-004 R. Amanullah Perfecting Type Ia Supernovae as standard candles ToO ALFOSC 6x1h + 20x1h + 15x5s0.5h Soft ToO; same or next night (later dates for follow-up) 
48-005 P. Jakobsson Building a Complete Sample of Swift Gamma-Ray Bursts ToO Any 9x(3h + 2h) + 3x(3+Nx2h) 10.0 Override; immediate response; follow-up next night(s). 
48-006 L.O. Takalo Blazar host galaxies during optically faint state ToO ALFOSC 2x4h 1.0 Soft ToO; same or next night. 
48-010 J. Lehtinen Probing magnetically active regions through stellar atmospheres Mon FIES 25x1h 2.5 Dates to be fixed in consultation with the P.I.  
48-014 H. Lehto Monitoring the ROSETTA target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Mon ALFOSC 4x1h 4h Dates assigned in March 2014. 
48-020 P. D'Avanzo Exploring the Universe with Gamma-Ray Burst Afterglows. ToO ALFOSC + NOTCam 3x2h40min + 2x2h 1.2 Hard trigger; override. NOTCam only if mounted. 
48-021 K. Nilsson Multiwavelength campaign of the inner Crab Nebula Mon ALFOSC + NOTCam 6x0.5h + ~12x15m 6h 0.5h/month when NOTCam mounted; Stancam monitoring TBD. 
48-030 T. Augusteijn Monitoring the enigmatic binary V838 Mon Mon ALFOSC 2x1h in Oct+Mar; Mon every 2 weeks 0.4 Dates to be fixed in consultation with the P.I.  
48-103 S. Shore ToO Observations of Bright Galactic Novae in Outburst ToO FIES 4x40min+ 2x70min 2.0 First within 1-2 nights; rest TBD together with P.I. 

Type AllocationNumber
Normal NOT proposals OPC001-100
OPTICON proposals CTAC101-198
Normal Spanish proposals CAT201-298
Service NOT nights OPC199
Service CAT nights CAT299
Joint IAC-Nordic projectsIAC300-399
Other NOT501-599
Educational time, etc. OPC701-799
Guaranteed time IAA ...801
Guaranteed time NBI ...802
Guaranteed time SAC ...803
Tech time ...901
Stand-down ...000
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