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NORDIC OPTICAL TELESCOPE SCHEDULE, Period 63: 2021 Apr 1 - Oct 1

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Start Date (Noon)End Date (Noon)Proposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute/ CountryProgrammeInstrumentRemarks
Apr 01 Apr 02 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM +FIES Half night: Service 
Apr 01 Apr 02 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Apr 02 Apr 03 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Apr 03 Apr 04 62-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 04 Apr 05 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 05 Apr 06 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 06 Apr 07 63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures ALFOSC +FIES Time critical UT 21:15 to 03:45: Service 
Apr 06 Apr 07 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Apr 07 Apr 09 63-201 Javier Licandro Goldaracena ES Physical characterization of near-Earth Objects ALFOSC  
Apr 09 Apr 10 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Apr 10 Apr 11 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 11 Apr 12 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 12 Apr 14 63-017 Hakon Dahle NO Tracing the internal structure of galaxies back to reionization ALFOSC Service 
Apr 14 Apr 15 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 15 Apr 16 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 16 Apr 18 63-106 Cameron Lemon ORP Spectroscopic Confirmation of Northern Lensed Quasars ALFOSC  
Apr 18 Apr 19 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 19 Apr 20 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 20 Apr 21 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Apr 21 Apr 22 63-009 Alexandra Veledina FI Optical polarimetry of low-mass black hole X-ray binaries in quiescence DIPol-UF  
Apr 22 Apr 23 63-004 J. P. U. Fynbo DK Polarimetry of peculiar Broad Absorption Line quasars: a fishing expedition DIPol-UF  
Apr 23 Apr 24 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  
Apr 24 Apr 25 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
Apr 25 Apr 26 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM +FIES Half night: Service 
Apr 25 Apr 26 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Apr 26 Apr 27 63-017 Hakon Dahle NO Tracing the internal structure of galaxies back to reionization NOTCAM Service 
Apr 27 Apr 28 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Apr 28 Apr 29 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 29 Apr 30 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Apr 30 May 03 63-021 Pasi Hakala FI Fast Spinning White Dwarfs and the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables ALFOSC Service 
May 03 May 04 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 04 May 05 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 05 May 06 63-299 CAT ES CAT service time NOTCAM +FIES  
May 06 May 07 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 07 May 08 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 08 May 09 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 09 May 10 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
May 10 May 14 63-702 Matthew Hayes SE Observational Techniques in Astrophysics II at Stockholm University ALFOSC Stockholm observing course 
May 14 May 15 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 15 May 16 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 16 May 17 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 17 May 18 63-201 Javier Licandro Goldaracena ES Physical characterization of near-Earth Objects ALFOSC  
May 18 May 19 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 19 May 20 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 20 May 21 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES  
May 21 May 22 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM +FIES Half night: Service 
May 21 May 22 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
May 22 May 23 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
May 23 May 28 63-015 Roberto Decarli IT Identification of new z>6.5 quasars in the Northern sky NOTCAM Service 
May 28 May 29 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
May 29 May 30 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 30 May 31 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
May 31 Jun 01 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 01 Jun 02 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 02 Jun 03 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Jun 03 Jun 04 63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures ALFOSC +FIES Time critical UT 23:30 to 04:40: Service 
Jun 03 Jun 04 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Jun 04 Jun 05 63-299 CAT ES CAT service time ALFOSC +FIES  
Jun 05 Jun 06 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 06 Jun 07 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 07 Jun 08 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Jun 08 Jun 09 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 09 Jun 10 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 10 Jun 11 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Jun 11 Jun 14 63-801 IAA ES IAA ALFOSC Guaranteed Time ALFOSC  
Jun 14 Jun 15 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 15 Jun 16 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 16 Jun 17 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jun 17 Jun 18 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jun 18 Jun 19 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM Half night: Service 
Jun 18 Jun 19 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM Remainder of night: Service 
Jun 19 Jun 20 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
Jun 20 Jun 22 63-010 Sergey Tsygankov FI Unveiling the nature of Galactic HMXBs. Towards the complete sample NOTCAM 8.5hr spread over 2 nights: Service 
Jun 20 Jun 22 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM Remainder of nights: Service 
Jun 22 Jun 23 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jun 23 Jun 24 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jun 24 Jun 25 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jun 25 Jun 26 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jun 26 Jun 27 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jun 27 Jun 28 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jun 28 Jun 30 63-201 Javier Licandro Goldaracena ES Physical characterization of near-Earth Objects ALFOSC  
Jun 30 Jul 01 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Jul 01 Jul 02 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jul 02 Jul 05 63-005 Andrei Berdyugin FI A magnetic survey of the oldest white dwarfs DIPol-UF  
Jul 05 Jul 07 63-009 Alexandra Veledina FI Optical polarimetry of low-mass black hole X-ray binaries in quiescence DIPol-UF  
Jul 07 Jul 08 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jul 08 Jul 09 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Jul 09 Jul 10 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jul 10 Jul 11 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jul 11 Jul 12 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC Service 
Jul 12 Jul 13 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jul 13 Jul 14 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC  
Jul 14 Jul 15 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
Jul 15 Jul 16 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM Half night: Service 
Jul 15 Jul 16 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM Remainder of night: Service 
Jul 16 Jul 26 63-502 Thomas Hackman, Maarit Kapyla, Sven Wedemeyer FI,FI,NO Topology and evolution of surface magnetic fields in active late-type stars SOFIN 6 nights spread over period 
Jul 16 Jul 26 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time SOFIN 4 nights spread over period: Service 
Jul 26 Jul 27 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES?  
Jul 27 Jul 28 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jul 28 Jul 29 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jul 29 Jul 30 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Jul 30 Jul 31 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Jul 31 Aug 01 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 01 Aug 02 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 02 Aug 07 63-701 Johan Fynbo,Frank Grundahl DK Danish Summer Course in Observational Astrophysics ALFOSC +FIES Danish Summer Course (2 nights) - Partly NBI Guaranteed Time 
Aug 02 Aug 07 63-802 NBI DK NBI ALFOSC Guaranteed Time ALFOSC +FIES NBI Guaranteed Time (3 nights)- Used for Danish Summer Course 
Aug 07 Aug 08 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 08 Aug 09 63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures ALFOSC +FIES Time critical UT 22:00 to 04:00: Service 
Aug 08 Aug 09 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Aug 09 Aug 10 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM +FIES Half night: Service 
Aug 09 Aug 10 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM +FIES Remainder of night 
Aug 10 Aug 11 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
Aug 11 Aug 12 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Aug 12 Aug 14 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Aug 14 Aug 15 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 15 Aug 16 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 16 Aug 19 63-021 Pasi Hakala FI Fast Spinning White Dwarfs and the Evolution of Cataclysmic Variables ALFOSC Service 
Aug 19 Aug 20 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 20 Aug 21 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 21 Aug 22 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Aug 22 Aug 23 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Aug 23 Aug 24 63-017 Hakon Dahle NO Tracing the internal structure of galaxies back to reionization NOTCAM Service 
Aug 24 Aug 25 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM +FIES Half night: Service 
Aug 24 Aug 25 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time NOTCAM +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Aug 25 Aug 26 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES  
Aug 26 Aug 27 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Aug 27 Aug 30 63-210 Giuseppina Battaglia ES Chemistry of a galactic merger: the Splash FIES +ALFOSC  
Aug 30 Aug 31 63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures ALFOSC +FIES Time critical UT 22:30 to 06:00: Service 
Aug 30 Aug 31 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Aug 31 Sep 01 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 01 Sep 06 63-203 Juan Carbajo Hijarrubia ES OCCASO survey: checking azimuthal distribution of Open Clusters FIES  
Sep 06 Sep 07 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES?  
Sep 07 Sep 08 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 08 Sep 09 63-207 Hannu Parviainen ES Transit timing variation follow-up of TESS planets ALFOSC  
Sep 09 Sep 10 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 10 Sep 11 63-201 Javier Licandro Goldaracena ES Physical characterization of near-Earth Objects ALFOSC  
Sep 11 Sep 12 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 12 Sep 13 63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures ALFOSC +FIES Time critical UT 01:10 to 05:10: Service 
Sep 12 Sep 13 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Remainder of night: Service 
Sep 13 Sep 14 62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe NOTCAM Half night: Service 
Sep 13 Sep 14 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time NOTCAM Remainder of night 
Sep 14 Sep 15 63-204 Lluis Galbany ES Cosmography of Laniakea: Type Ia supernovae, peculiar velocities and dark matter NOTCAM  
Sep 15 Sep 16 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC +FIES?  
Sep 16 Sep 19 64-110 Mrs Antoaneta Avramova-Boncheva ORP Are coronal mass ejection signatures in M dwarfs and solar-like stars fundamentally different? ALFOSC  
Sep 19 Sep 20 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 20 Sep 24 63-000 NOT NOT  Stand-down  
Sep 24 Sep 25 63-901 NOT NOT Technical time ALFOSC? +?  
Sep 25 Sep 26 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC? +FIES Service 
Sep 26 Sep 29 64-151 P. Bonifacio ChETEC-INFRA Measuring at Intermediate metallicity Neutron Capture Elements FIES  
Sep 29 Sep 30 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 
Sep 30 Oct 01 63-199 Various NOT Nordic service time ALFOSC +FIES Service 

Monitoring and ToO Programs

Proposal NumberPrincipal InvestigatorInstitute/ CountryProgrammeTypeInstrumentTime AllocationNightsComments
63-003 Suvendo Rakshit FI Dust torus around supermassive black hole in high accreting AGNs Mon NOTCam+StanCam/ALFOSC Monitoring 1.5h weekly in optical, and 1.5h bi-weekly in IR 2.0+1.0 Fixed dates to be scheduled 
63-006 Giorgos Leloudas DK Polarimetry of exotic transients ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 5 epochs per object, 1 hard ToO, max. 45m 8h Follow-up soft-ToOs during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-007 Panos Charalampopoulos DK Detailed spectroscopic studies of Tidal Disruption Events SoftToO ALFOSC Follow-up 2 targets. 7 obs. 7h total per target 14h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-008 Steven Williams FI Studying the extremes of the Local Group nova population ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC Hard trigger, 2 epoches, 1.5h total. Follow-up 2 sources 1.5h+3.9h Follow-up soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-011 Miika Pursiainen DK Probing the nature and diversity of rapidly evolving transients (RETs) ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 6 hard, 70 min Spec. + 10 min phot. Follow-up 3x4x20min phot. 12h Follow-up soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-013 Luca Izzo DK Classical Novae at high-resolution with the NOT SoftToO FIES 2 triggers. 3-4 epoches of max. 1hr each 6.5h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-016 Takashi Nagao FI Revealing the explosion geometries of Type IIP supernovae SoftToO ALFOSC 5 triggers, 4 epoches of 40 min each 12.6h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-019 Mikael Granvik FI Follow-up observations of minimoon candidates and disrupting asteroids SoftToO ALFOSC 10 triggers, ~2h each 2.0 Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-023 I. Liodakis FI Understanding the neutrino emission of blazars through optical polarization SoftToO ALFOSC 3 alerts, 3 sources per alert, 3.5h per source 32h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
61-501 Jesper Sollerman, Ariel Goobar SE,SE Target-of-Opportunity from the Zwicky Transient Facility ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 10x1.5x1.5h + 1.5N + 10x4x1h 8.5 Follow-up soft ToO during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-501 A. Agnello DK High-cadence Lens Monitoring for Time Delay Cosmography Mon StanCam ~30 min obs. on ~140 nights. 7.8 Fixed dates to be scheduled 
61-502 Jane Luu NO Active Asteroids and Other Unusual Solar System Objects ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 2 triggers 2x2.5h Follow-up soft ToO during Nordic service or Technical nights 
62-503 Kasper E. Heintz IS Fast Radio Bursts: An Enigma and a Tool ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC+NOTCam 4 soft triggers, 2h ALFOSC & 30m NOTCam, 1 hard, 2h ALFOSC & 1h NOTCam 8h+2h+2h+1h Soft-ToOs during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-503 Luca Izzo, Johan P. U. Fynbo DK,DK Building the Sample of Swift Gamma-Ray Bursts ToO Any 9 triggers. Det. 2h per epoch. Follow-up 1h per epoch up to 0.5n 3.0 Override, immediate response. Follow-up next night(s) 
63-504 Karsten Brogaard DK Establishing the accuracy of asteroseismic mass, radius, and age estimates of giant stars using eclipsing binaries. Mon FIES 17 epoches of 60-70min 17.25h Fixed dates to be scheduled 
62-504 Hakon Dahle NO Unambiguous time delay values for the lensed quasar SDSS J0909+4449 Mon ALFOSC 8 epochs of 20 min 2.7h Fixed dates to be scheduled 
63-505 Emil Knudstrup, Luisa Maria Serrano DK,IT Planetary System Architectures Mon FIES 84 observations throughtout the semester 54h Fixed dates to be scheduled 
62-505 Erkki Kankare, Maximilian Stritzinger, Peter Lundqvist FI,DK,SE The local transient Universe ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 10 hard ToOs 10h, rest soft 60h 7.0 Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-506 Erik Kool, Thomas Reynolds SE,FI "Near-infrared detection and study of tidal disruption events SoftToO NOTCam Detection 6x 3 epoches 50 min. Follow-up 20x 50 min 15h+18h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
61-506 Hakon Dahle NO Measuring the Hubble constant from time delays in cluster lenses. Mon ALFOSC Obs. ~10d apart: 15x20m (J1326) 5.1h Fixed dates to be scheduled 
63-507 Hakon Dahle NO The mass of a supermassive black hole. Mon ALFOSC 11 epoches of 92 min each 16.8h Fixed dates to be scheduled 
62-507 Charlotte Angus DK The Young Supernova Experiment ToO+SoftToO ALFOSC 10+6 hard triggers, 3+5 epoches. 12 soft triggers+3 follow-ups 1.6+2.4+2.25 Follow-up soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
62-509 Tapio Pursimo NOT Changing State QSOs: a clue to understand their physics SoftToO ALFOSC ~10 triggers per semester 12h Soft triggers during Nordic service or Technical nights 
63-804 F. Courbin CH High-cadence Lens Monitoring for Time Delay Cosmography Mon StanCam ~30 min obs. on ~140 nights. 7.8 Fixed dates to be scheduled 

Type AllocationNumber
NOT Regular proposals OPC001-100
OPTICON proposals CTAC101-150
ChETEC proposals USP151-198
NOT Service nights OPC199
CAT Regular proposals CAT201-298
CAT Service nights CAT299
ITP proposals CCI301-399
NOT Fast-track proposals OPC401-499
NOT Large Proposals OPC501-599
Educational time, etc. OPC701-799
Guaranteed time nights NOT801-899
Technical time nights NOT901
Stand-down NOT000

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