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Information that Must Be Provided for NOAO Joint Proposal

Proposers interested in NOAO observing time related to their Fermi proposal, but not requiring Survey or ToO observations, need only submit one proposal to the Fermi GI program under the 'joint proposal opportunity' (i.e., no NOAO proposal is required). In this case, details of the NOAO observing run must be provided also through the Fermi proposal submission. You must provide summary information on the RPS cover page, and detailed information on an additional page of the Phase 1 proposal (science justification). Errors in specifying the total time requested might result in an award of less observing time than your program needs. The observation specifications will be evaluated for technical feasibility by NOAO experts.

On the additional page of the science justification please specify:

  • The Telescope and Instrument (detector, filters, gratings) requested
  • The number of nights, moon conditions, range of optimal months, range of acceptable months, and the range of the right ascension and declination for your targets

See "Details of Observing Run Requested Page" at http://www.noao.edu/noaoprop/help/standard.html as a guideline.

Note: If the Fermi GI program accepts your proposal that includes observing time on the Gemini telescopes, you must submit a proposal to the Gemini TAC for assignment to an observing band (which determines the priority of the observation). You will be contacted with further instructions on submitting this second proposal.