2020B Poor Weather Queue

2020B Poor Weather Queue

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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:

  • CC=70%, 90% or “Any”, IQ=”Any” and WV=”Any” (no restriction on SB)
  • CC=90% or “Any” and WV=”Any” (no restriction on IQ and SB)

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

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).
Name of Principal Investigator. (If a joint proposal, the name of the
primary contact for the entire program is listed).
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.
The title of the science program.
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-2020B-Q-401 Ahumada AR New templates of sub solar metallicity GMOS-S 8.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken: Completion Status:


GS-2020B-Q-402 Caso AR Revealing the mass profiles of satellite galaxies in dense environments GMOS-S 20.00
Execution Status: Dates Taken: Completion Status:


GS-2020B-Q-403 Caso AR Revealing the mass profiles of elliptical galaxies in the field GMOS-S 20.18
Execution Status: Dates Taken: Completion Status:


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Last updated on: 20 Sep 2020 11:23:12 GMT

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