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NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE SCHEDULE, Period 53: 2016 Apr 1 - Oct 1

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Starting DateEnding DateProposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute/ CountryProgrammeInstrumentRemarks
Apr 01 Apr 02 52-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Apr 02 Apr 05 53-024 Hakala Pasi FI Ultraluminous X-ray sources: Intermediate or stellar mass black holes? ALFOSC   
Apr 05 Apr 06 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Apr 06 Apr 07 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Apr 07 Apr 11 53-020 Prof. Alexis Finoguenov FI Nordic Spectroscopy to COnstrain Dark Energy with X-ray clusters ALFOSC   
Apr 11 Apr 12 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Apr 12 Apr 14 53-202 Lucia Suarez Andres ES Unveiling the importance of alpha-elements in planet formation around metal-poor stars. FIES +ALFOSC   
Apr 14 Apr 15 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Apr 14 Apr 18 53-016 Simon Albrecht DK K2 planets: The transition from gaseous to rocky planets ALFOSC +FIES  16h total 
Apr 15 Apr 16 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 16 Apr 17 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 17 Apr 18 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Apr 18 Apr 19 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 18 Apr 19 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 19 Apr 20 53-034 Francesco Gabriele Saturni IT BALs: a smoking gun to probe quasar activity on host-galaxy environment NOTCAM   
Apr 20 Apr 21 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night 
Apr 20 Apr 23 53-038 Johannes Puschnig SE Mapping warm molecular gas in local Lyman Alpha Emitters NOTCAM +FIES  Half night + 2 full nights 
Apr 23 Apr 24 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES   
Apr 24 Apr 25 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +NOTCAM   
Apr 25 Apr 26 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Apr 26 Apr 27 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 26 Apr 27 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 27 Apr 28 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Apr 28 Apr 29 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time ALFOSC +FIES   
Apr 29 Apr 30 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 29 Apr 30 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Apr 30 May 01 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES   
May 01 May 04 53-801 IAA ES ALFOSC GT ALFOSC   
May 04 May 05 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
May 05 May 08 53-107 Dr. Nicole Nesvadba FR Spectroscopic redshifts of the lenses producing the brightest high-z sources in the Planck all-sky survey ALFOSC   
May 08 May 09 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
May 09 May 10 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 09 May 10 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 10 May 14 53-701 Matthew Hayes SE Stockholm Astrophysics Course : Observational Techniques II ALFOSC  Observing course 
May 14 May 15 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
May 15 May 16 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
May 16 May 20 53-016 Simon Albrecht DK K2 planets: The transition from gaseous to rocky planets ALFOSC +FIES  16h total 
May 16 May 17 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
May 17 May 18 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 18 May 19 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 19 May 20 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
May 20 May 21 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
May 21 May 22 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 21 May 22 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 22 May 23 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES   
May 23 May 24 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
May 24 May 25 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time ALFOSC +FIES   
May 25 May 26 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time    
May 26 May 27 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
May 27 May 28 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 27 May 28 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
May 28 May 29 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
May 29 Jun 01 53-202 Lucia Suarez Andres ES Unveiling the importance of alpha-elements in planet formation around metal-poor stars. ALFOSC +FIES   
Jun 01 Jun 02 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jun 02 Jun 03 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  2hr between UT 01 and 04 for P53-008: Service 
Jun 03 Jun 06 53-040 Israel Gian Luca IT Glimpsing a population of faint X-ray pulsators ALFOSC +FIES   
Jun 06 Jun 07 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jun 07 Jun 11 53-002 Henrik Jonsson SE Origin of F in the Solar neighborhood: testing the neutrino process FIES +ALFOSC   
Jun 11 Jun 12 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 11 Jun 12 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 12 Jun 13 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC   
Jun 13 Jun 14 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 13 Jun 14 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 14 Jun 24 51-502 Jyri Lehtinen, Maarit Kapyla, Oleg Kochukhov FI,FI,SE Topology and evolution of surface magnetic fields in active late-type stars ALFOSC +FIES  6 nights in total 
Jun 14 Jun 15 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 15 Jun 16 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 17 Jun 18 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 18 Jun 19 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 20 Jun 21 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jun 21 Jun 22 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night 
Jun 22 Jun 23 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night 
Jun 23 Jun 24 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Jun 24 Jun 25 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Jun 25 Jul 01 53-109 Prof. Artie Hatzes DE Spectroscopic follow-up observations of small transiting planets from the K2 mission FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 01 Jul 02 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 01 Jul 02 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 02 Jul 03 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 03 Jul 04 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Jul 04 Jul 05 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jul 05 Jul 06 53-303 Brandon Tingley IAC-Nordic Validation of KOI-197.01 with Transit Photometry ALFOSC  Time-critical 
Jul 06 Jul 10 53-103 Professor tsevi mazeh IL NOT radial-velocity confirmation of non-eclipsing brown dwarfs discovered by the photometric relativistic beaming effect FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 10 Jul 13 53-202 Lucia Suarez Andres ES Unveiling the importance of alpha-elements in planet formation around metal-poor stars. FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 13 Jul 14 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jul 14 Jul 15 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 14 Jul 15 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 15 Jul 16 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jul 16 Jul 20 53-201 Carlos Eiroa ES Gas in debris disks. Searching for exocomets. II FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 20 Jul 21 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES?   
Jul 21 Jul 22 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Jul 22 Jul 27 53-301 Sergio Simon Diaz IAC-Nordic Towards the understanding of macroturbulent broadening in OB stars FIES +ALFOSC   
Jul 27 Jul 28 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 27 Jul 28 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 28 Jul 29 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jul 29 Jul 30 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  2hr between UT 22 and 03 for P53-008: Service 
Jul 30 Jul 31 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time ALFOSC +FIES   
Jul 31 Aug 01 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Jul 31 Aug 01 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 01 Aug 04 53-012 J.-K. Krogager DK Identifying radio loud quasars for the MeerKAT Absorption Line Survey ALFOSC   
Aug 04 Aug 05 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Service 
Aug 05 Aug 10 52-210 Laia Casamiquela Floriach ES The OCCASO Survey: faint Open Clusters FIES +ALFOSC   
Aug 10 Aug 11 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Aug 11 Aug 12 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 11 Aug 12 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 12 Aug 14 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time FASTCAM +FIES  FastCam 
Aug 14 Aug 16 53-105 Lucas Labadie DE Near diffraction-limited low-mass stellar dynamics with FastCam at NOT: search for intermediate mass black holes in the core of  FASTCAM  FastCam 
Aug 16 Aug 18 53-304 Sergio Velasco Munoz IAC-Nordic Search for companions around low mass stars at the difraction limit in the optical. FASTCAM  FastCam 
Aug 18 Aug 19 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Aug 19 Aug 20 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   Service 
Aug 20 Aug 21 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
Aug 21 Aug 22 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Aug 22 Aug 23 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 22 Aug 23 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 23 Aug 27 53-019 Laura Portinari FI Calibrating the stellar temperature and metallicity scale FIES +ALFOSC   
Aug 27 Aug 28 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 27 Aug 28 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Aug 28 Aug 29 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Aug 29 Aug 31 53-021 Gosta Gahm SE Young stellar clusters in expanding H II regions FIES +ALFOSC   
Aug 31 Sep 03 53-802 NBI DK ALFOSC GT ALFOSC +FIES   
Sep 03 Sep 04 53-021 Gosta Gahm SE Young stellar clusters in expanding H II regions FIES +ALFOSC   
Sep 04 Sep 05 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   Service 
Sep 05 Sep 08 53-003 Paolo Donati IT Evolutionary mixing in intermediate-mass stars with open clusters FIES +ALFOSC   
Sep 08 Sep 12 53-016 Simon Albrecht DK K2 planets: The transition from gaseous to rocky planets ALFOSC +FIES  16h total 
Sep 08 Sep 09 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Sep 09 Sep 10 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 10 Sep 11 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 11 Sep 12 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night 
Sep 12 Sep 13 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 12 Sep 13 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ALFOSC +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 13 Sep 14 53-203 Jorge Prieto Arranz ES Exploring new parameter spaces with superWASP candidates FIES +ALFOSC   
Sep 14 Sep 15 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES   
Sep 15 Sep 16 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 15 Sep 16 53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa FI,DK,SE,IT Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe NOTCAM +FIES  Half night: Service 
Sep 16 Sep 19 53-034 Francesco Gabriele Saturni IT BALs: a smoking gun to probe quasar activity on host-galaxy environment NOTCAM +FIES   
Sep 19 Sep 20 53-202 Lucia Suarez Andres ES Unveiling the importance of alpha-elements in planet formation around metal-poor stars. FIES +NOTCAM   
Sep 20 Sep 21 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   Service 
Sep 21 Sep 22 53-299 CAT ES CAT service time ALFOSC +FIES   
Sep 22 Sep 25 53-011 Pieter Gruyters SE A Stromgren view of multiple stellar populations in M30 ALFOSC  3 first half nights + 3x1hr  
Sep 22 Sep 23 53-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  Half night shared with P53-011 
Sep 23 Sep 24 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC  Half nights shared with P53-011: Service 
Sep 24 Sep 25 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC  Half nights shared with P53-011: Service 
Sep 25 Sep 28 53-037 Hakon Dahle NO JWSTs best windows to the high-redshift Universe: PSZ2/WISE sample MOSCA   
Sep 28 Sep 30 53-005 Maximilian Stritzinger DK Characterizing the metallicity of Type IaX supernovae host galaxies ALFOSC  Service 
Sep 30 Oct 01 53-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES   Service 

Monitoring and ToO Programs

Proposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorProgrammeTypeInstrumentTime AllocationNightsComments
53-006 Camilla Juul Hansen Chemical abundances in wide binaries probing their physical association Ser FIES A total of 10 targets  1.3  Fixed dates to be scheduled for each target 
53-008 Karsten Brogaard Kepler eclipsing binaries with Red Giant components Mon FIES+ALFOSC 10 obs. per target  1.9 Fixed dates to be scheduled 
53-009 Elena Pian NOT follow-up of gravitational wave sources from Advanced LIGO-Virgo ToO ALFOSC/StanCam/MOSCA 1 trigger total 10h  1.0  Override. Max 3h per night. In Nordic service or Technical night max 4h 
53-014 John Telting Follow-up spectroscopy of Kepler subdwarf-B pulsators: binaries Ser FIES 2 obs of 3 targets. One 2x1h, two 2x2h (+ 10% overheads)  1.5  Fixed dates to be scheduled 
53-017 C.~M.~Raiteri Beamed and unbeamed emission properties of blazar 4C 71.07. Year II. Mon ALFOSC 6x1.5h  1.0 Fixed dates to be scheduled. Approximately 1 observation per month 
53-022 Harry J. Lehto Monitoring the Rosetta target comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Mon ALFOSC 24x75min, ~5 days apart. 1.25h ToO  3.7  Could use StanCam. Fixed dates to be scheduled  
53-025 Karsten Brogaard Testing stellar models and asteroseismic scaling relations below 1 Gyr. Mon FIES 20x40min  1.5 Proper phase coverage required 
53-030 Stefano Covino Polarimetric monitoring of MAGIC blazars Queue ALFOSC 2 triggers total 12h in queue mode + 2h ToO  1.4  No override. Only triggers in Nordic service and Technical nights. Max 4h per observation 
53-031 Davide Gandolfi Radial velocity follow-up of Kepler giant planets transiting evolved stars Ser FIES 10 candidates, 2.5h each  2.8  Fixed dates to be scheduled for each target 
53-032 Daniele Malesani Fast radio bursts: searching for their optical counterparts ToO ALFOSC/StanCam/MOSCA/NOTCam 2x(2h+1h+2x1h+1h) plus overheads  1.4  Override. First trigger hard. Follow-up soft ToO 
53-033 Vandad Fallah Ramazani Polarization Monitoring of VHE gamma-ray BL Lacs Ser ALFOSC 136 obs. of 20 targets over 12 nights + 6 std. obs  2.4  Fixed dates to be scheduled 
53-036 Alejandro Olguin-Iglesias The host galaxies of low-z AGN with powerful jets Ser NOTCam+ALFOSC 12 targets observed in optical (20h) and NIR (10h)  3.3  Fixed dates to be scheduled for each target 
53-039 Hakon Dahle A unique probe of a high-redshift supermassive black hole and dark matter Mon ALFOSC g-band 12x36min at least 7 days apart. i- and narrow-band 9x72mi 2.0  Fixed dates to be scheduled 
53-041 Mikael Granvik Physical properties of Sun-approaching asteroids ToO ALFOSC 30h for spec. obs.+10h for polarimetry  4.0  Only soft ToO triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
53-501 Seppo Mattila, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist, Nancy Elias-Rosa Towards a complete and unbiased census of supernovae in the local Universe ToO ALFOSC 14 hard ToOs total 6h, rest soft total 64h  7.0 Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
51-501 Jesper Sollerman, Rahman Amanullah, Francesco Taddia Supernova Target-of-Opportunity from the iPalomar Transient Factory ToO ALFOSC 2x10x1.5h + 10x5x1h  10.0  Override. First trigger hard. Follow-up soft ToO 
51-504 Pall Jakobsson, Daniele Malesani, Johan P. U. Fynbo Building the Sample of Swift Gamma-Ray Bursts ToO Any 9x(3h+3h) + 3x(3+Nx2h)  10.0  Override, immediate response. Follow-up next night(s) 

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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