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Observing Runs


This page lists information on upcoming ePESSTO observing runs.

PESSTO/ePESSTO observing logistics

Each PESSTO/ePESSTO observing run usually consists of 10 nights per lunation, split into shifts of 4N, 3N and 4N, with a pattern which will loosely follow: 4ON/5OFF/3ON/5OFF/3ON. (The exact distribution depends on the scheduling constraints at ESO.) The run will be covered by 2 observers per 10N run, who will travel to Chile, and will both be funded by ESO (for astronomers affiliated to institutions in the ESO Member States at the time of the observations). During one of "OFF" gaps, the observer(s) are required to come down off the mountain as stays of longer than 2 weeks are not permitted by ESO. Travel to Santiago to stay at the ESO Guest House (with travel and accommodation funded by ESO) during this time is possible. 

The first observer is the lead observer, and must be an experienced observer. The other (second) observer must have had some previous observing experience (i.e. should not be a complete novice). Previous NTT experience is not specifically required for either observer.

We encourage institutions to send a third student observer, for training (subject to agreement from ESO). However, the third observer funding would be covered by the partner institutes rather than by ESO - note that all travel and accommodation in Chile must still be booked by ESO, and then invoiced to the traveller/institute. 

The experienced (lead) observer must stay for at least the first run of 4 nights, during which time he or she should ensure that the second observer is trained on the NTT and comfortable to run the remaining 2×3N shifts runs by themselves. In some cases, the experienced observer will stay to cover the first 2 shifts, and may stay for the entire observing run if preferred. When the lead observer departs, the trained second observer then takes over the role of lead observer for the remaining two shifts. The purpose of having a third student observer would be to train as many students as possible giving a larger pool of experienced student observers for future years. 

Note that the work load at the telescope for one observer is quite high. It is therefore essential that a European (or other) support team is identified prior to the run to assist with data reduction and classification, as required.

Information from ESO

There is a significant amount of information provided by ESO about the arrangements and logistics for observing runs. Travel and accommodation should be booked through ESO (see links below).

If you are travelling to observe for PESSTO/ePESSTO, please read this information carefully and follow all the instructions it contains.

    1. At the time of writing, transportation from La Serena to La Silla is provided by ESO Mondays-Fridays.

    2. If you are a PESSTO/ePESSTO observer, and are not listed as a co-I on the original proposal, please contact m.sullivan at soton dot ac dot uk before contacting ESO to book travel.

    3. Note that ESO (vatravel) will book all travel internal in Chile and all accommodation, even if the trip is not being funded by ESO (they will then invoice you in this case). Do not book these yourself. If you are being funded by ESO, then they can also book your international travel - see the links below. If you are not ESO funded, then vatravel can also book your international flights, but they will then invoice you the cost.

General overview: [1]

Instructions for visiting astronomers: [2] -- including link to travel form

La Silla specific information: [3]

Data reduction

The two observers in Chile must be supported by a data reduction team in Europe (or equivalent home institute). This must be a minimum of one named person responsible for overseeing the data reduction during the lunation, although in some cases the observers themselves may be able to handle both observing and data reduction. It is the responsibility of each institute to ensure that the observing team and the data reduction team are functional and meet the requirements laid out here.

At the telescope

Note that there is no scientific support available on-site at the telescope. However, observers are introduced to the observatory by one of the system engineers (SE). This introduction is usually given on the afternoon of the first observing night. However, if you are a new NTT observer, it may be possible to watch the previous night's observer at work, with his/her prior permission.

Finder Charts

Can be found here.

Night reports and ATELs

During each night observing, the observing team and data reducers should compose a night report and an Astronomer's Telegram (ATEL) detailing new classifications. Details on the ATEL format. Send the ATel to to alerts@pessto.org, and note that the night report is available.

Run reports

At the end of each run (of e.g. 3 or 4 nights), a La Silla end-of-run report should be completed: this can be found here

As this is a public survey, there is also a separate spreadsheet to complete and return to ESO at the end of each run. This records all the OBs and their quality grades. More details to appear here.

Upcoming observing runs

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  • with iCal see here.
  • with Calendar (Mountain Lion or greater) go to File > New Calendar Subscription... and paste in the calendar url. 

PESSTO NTT Runs


Period 89

Dates always refer to the nights of observations, i.e. 10th-13th is a four night run for the nights of 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th, finishing on the 14th.

Lunation Dates Responsible institution(s) Observer 1 Observer 2 Observer 3 Support team Notes
April 2012 10th-13th 
184.D-1140(K) & 184.D-1140(L)
Padova/MPA Stefano Valenti Sandra Benitez
Data reduction team credit: Stefano Benetti, Andrea Pastorello, Stefan Taubenberger (All on Builders list) ; Enrico Cappellaro (1 shift) Joint PESSTO and BLPobserving.
Both observers to stay for entire run.
BLP nights: 10th, 13th, 22nd, 30th
20th-22nd 
188.D-3003(A) & 188.D-3003(B)
28th-30th 
188.D-3003(C) & 188.D-3003(D)
August 2012 7th-10th 
184.D-1140(M) & 184.D-1140(N)
QUB Stephen Smartt (QUB) Cosimo Inserra (QUB) Flora Cellier-Holtzem (LPHNE) Data reduction team credit : Morgan Fraser, Darryl Wright (3 shifts) Joint PESSTO and BLP observing.
BLP nights: 7th, 10th, 18th, 26th
16th-18th 
188.D-3003(E) & 188.D-3003(F)
24th-26th 
188.D-3003(G) & 188.D-3003(H)
September 2012 6th-9th 
184.D-1140(O) & 184.D-1140(P)
Weizmann/Oxford Iair Arcavi (Weizmann) Yen-Chen Pan (Oxford) -- Data reduction team credit: Kate Maguire, Ofer Yaron, Sagi Ben-Ami, Mark Sullivan (3 shifts) Joint PESSTO and BLPobserving. Iair to stay for entire run.
BLP nights: 6th, 9th, 17th, 24th
15th-17th 
188.D-3003(I) & 188.D-3003(J)
22nd-24th 
188.D-3003(K) & 188.D-3003(L)

Period 90

Dates always refer to the nights of observations, i.e. 6th-9th is a four night run for the nights of 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th, finishing on the 10th.

Lunation Dates Responsible institution(s) Observer 1 Observer 2 Observer 3 Support team Notes
October 2012 6th-9th 
188.D-3003(M)
QUB/MPA Morgan Fraser (QUB) Assaf Sternberg (MPA) Patrick El-Hage (LPHNE) Data reduction team credit:  C. Inserra (1 shift), N. Elias- Rosa, A. Morales-Garoffolo (2 shifts each).

14th-16th 
20th-22nd 
November 2012 4th-7th 
188.D-3003(N)
MCSS Milena Bufano Santiago Gonzalez Sebastian Marchi Joe Anderson, Francisco Forster
12th-14th 
Giuliano Pignata Katalin Takats Thomas de Jaeger Milena Bufano, Santiago Gonzalez
20th-22nd 
Joe Anderson Claudia Gutierez
Santiago Gonzalez, Francisco Forster, Milena Bufano
December 2012 3rd-6th 
188.D-3003(O)
LPHNE/Oxford Kate Maguire (Oxford; 1st run only) Laurent Le Guillou (LPHNE) --- Data reduction team credit: Sylvain Baumont, Mark Sullivan, Yen-Chen Pan (3 shifts), Kate Maguire (1 shift)

Richard Scalzo (TAT on duty, all month)

11th-13th 
20th-22nd 
January 2013 1st-4th 
188.D-3003(P)
Stockholm Jesper Sollerman (1st two runs only)
Francesco Taddia --- Data reduction team credit: Leloudas (3 shifts), Ergon (3 shifts), Sollerman (last shift)

1st-4th: Maria Teresa Botticella & Annalisa De Cia (TAT, on duty)
11th-13th: Richard Scalzo & Nancy Elias-Rosa (TAT, on duty)
19th-21ts: Morgan Fraser & Mark Sullivan (TAT, on duty)

11th-13th 
19th-21st 
Jan/Feb 2013 27th-30th 
188.D-3003(Q)
Barcelona Nancy Elias-Rosa Antonia Morales-Garoffolo --- Sandra Benitez, Stefan Taubenberger (MPA)

Jan 27-30: Emma Walker & Stefan Taubenberger (TAT on duty)
Feb 6-8: Maria Teresa Botticella & Andrea Pastorello (TAT, on duty)
Feb 19-21: Annalisa De Cia & Morgan Fraser (TAT on duty)

6th-8th 
19th-21st 
March 2013 2nd-5th 
188.D-3003(R)
IoA (Cambridge) Nic Walton / Simon Hodgkin / Lukasz Wyrzykowski
Nadia Blagorodnova Matt Nichol (QUB) TAT and data reduction on duty  :

M. Fraser, C. Inserra all month. 

10th-12th 
16th-18th 

Period 91

Dates always refer to the nights of observations, i.e. 2nd-5th is a four night run for the nights of 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, finishing on the 6th.

 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
 April 2013  2nd-5th 188.D-3003(S)  MPA/Wurzburg Stefan Taubenberger  Stephan Hachinger
  Nancy Elias-Rosa & Antonia Morales-Garoffolo
(ICE IEEC/CSIC, Barcelona)

TAT on duty:
Apr 2-5: Emma Walker & Morgan Fraser
Apr 11-13: Maria Teresa Botticella & Kate Maguire
Apr 17-19: Annalisa De Cia & Cosimo Inserra

   11th-13th        
 
   17th-19th            
 Jul/Aug 2013  26th-29th 188.D-3003(T)  Weizmann  Vreeswijk De Cia
Cristina Barbarino


TAT on duty:
Jul 26-29: MariaTeresa Botticella & Matt Nicholl
Aug 2-4: Nancy Elias-Rosa & Emma Walker
Aug 14-16: Richard Scalzo & Morgan Fraser
 
   2nd-4th Aug            
   14th-16th            
 Aug/Sep 2013  26th-29th 188.D-3003(U)  Turku  Erkki Kankare Tuomas Kangas
Seppo Mattila, Cosimo Inserra

TAT on duty:
Aug 26-29: Richard Scalzo & Morgan Fraser
Sep 6-8: Kate Maguire & Andrea Pastorello
Sep 11-13: Annalisa De Cia & Joe Anderson
Erkki and Tuomas staying for the entire run.
   6th-8th Sep            
   11th-13th            

Period 92

Dates always refer to the nights of observations, i.e. 2nd-3rd is a two night run for the nights of 2nd and 3rd, finishing on the 4th.

 Lunation     Dates of Observing Nights
Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
October 2013
2nd-3rd Oct
188.D-3003(W)
QUB Cosimo Inserra Janet Chen (QUB)
Oct 2-3: M. Nicholl, E. Reilly, J. Maund
Oct 7-9 : J. Polshaw, E. Reilly, J. Maund
Oct 13 -15: M. Nicholl, S. Smartt

TAT on duty:
Oct 2-3: Stefan Taubenberger & Joe Anderson
Oct 7-9: Annalisa De Cia & Andrea Pastorello
Oct 13-15: Nancy Elias-Rosa & Morgan Fraser
 
  7th-9th Oct

           
  13th-15th Oct
           
Oct/Nov 2013
23nd-26th Oct
188.D-3003(X)
Padova
Massimo Turatto Susanna Spiro

Padova: Nancy Elias-Rosa, Stefano Benetti, Enrico Cappellaro

TAT on duty:
Oct 23-26: Morgan Fraser & Kate Maguire
Nov 1-3: Maria Teresa Botticella & Annalisa De Cia
Nov 10-12: Joe Anderson & Matt Nicholl

  1st-3rd Nov    MT      SS      
  10th-12th Nov
   SS        
Nov/Dec 2013
22nd-25th Nov
188.D-3003(Y)
IAP/LJMU Michel Dennefeld (IAP)
David Bersier (LJMU)

S. Smartt and K. Smith

TAT on duty:
Nov 22-25: Cosimo Inserra
 
  29th Nov-2nd Dec
   MD  DB  Joe Lyman
 J. Maund

TAT on duty:
Nov 29-Dec 2: Andrea Pastorello & Annalisa De Cia
 
  8th-10th Dec
   MD  DB  JL M. Fraser and S. Taubenberger

TAT on duty:
Dec 8-10: Joe Anderson & Morgan Fraser
 
Dec 2013 / Jan 2014
23rd-26th Dec
188.D-3003(Z)
LPNHE
Laurent Le Guillou Mathilde Fleury Pierre-François Leget LPNHE; Christophe Balland, Sylvain Baumont

TAT on duty:
Dec 23-26: Emma Walker & Morgan Fraser
Jan 1-3: Maria Teresa Bottiicella & Nancy Elias-Rosa
Jan 7-9: Cosimo Inserra & Kate Maguire


  1st-3rd Jan
           
  7th-9th Jan
           
Jan/Feb 2014
22nd-25th Jan
191.D-0935(A)
Stockholm Giorgos Leloudas
Mattias Ergon   Francesco Taddia, Jesper Sollerman, Joel Johansson

TAT on duty:
Jan 22-25: Maria Teresa Botticella & Annalisa De Cia
Jan 29-31: Cosimo Inserra & Richard Scalzo
Feb 5-7: Joe Anderson & Stefan Taubenberger
 
  29th-31st Jan
           
  5th-7th Feb
           
Feb/March 2014
19th-22nd Feb
191.D-0935(B)
 IoA (Cambridge) Morgan Fraser
Heather Campbell
  Support Team: 19-22/Feb: Nadia Blagorodnova & Nic Walton

 TAT on duty:
Feb 19-22: Annalisa De Cia & Nancy Elias-Rosa 
Feb 27-Mar 1: Maria Teresa Botticella & Joe Anderson
Mar 7-10: Michel Dennefeld & Stefan Taubenberger
 
  27th Feb-1st Mar
  Heather Campbell
Nadia Blagoródnova      
  7th-10th Mar
  Nic Walton
Nadia Blagoródnova      

Period 93

Dates always refer to the nights of observations


 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
April 2014
20th-23rd Apr (4n)
191.D-0935(C)
 MPA/QUB Sandra Benitez Herrera  Joe Polshaw
  Support team : 21+22 Matt Nicholl, 23+24 Stefan Taubenberger (advice from S. Smartt)

TAT on duty
Apr 20-23: Morgan Fraser, Nancy Elias-Rosa, Joe Anderson
Apr 28-30: Andrea Pastorello, Cosimo Inserra
May 4-6: Maria Teresa Botticella, Emma Walker
 
  28th-30th Apr (3n)
         Support team : Kate Maguire 
 
  4th-6th May (3n)
         Support team :  Cosimo Inserra  
Aug/Sep 2014
15th-18th Aug (4n)
191.D-0935(D)
Padova/Barcelona  Nancy Elias-Rosa  Leonardo Tartaglia    Support team: Lina Tomasella & Antonia Morales-Garoffolo; Stefano Benetti & Giacomo Terreran; Enrico Cappellaro.

TAT on duty:
Andrea Pastorello, Maria Teresa Botticella
 
  24th-25th Aug (2n)
           
  1st-4th Sep (4n)
           
Sep 2014

14th-17th Sep (4n)
191.D-0935(E)
IoA Cambridge
Morgan Fraser
Chris Ashall (LJMU)

Support team: Nadejda Blagorodnova, Nicholas Walton

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Annalisa De Cia

   21st-23rd Sep (3n)
  Morgan Fraser
Chris Ashall
  Support team: Nadejda Blagorodnova, Nicholas Walton

TAT on duty: Cosimo Inserra, Richard Scalzo
 
   28th-03th Sep (3n)
  Nic Walton
Chris Ashall   Support team: Nadejda Blagorodnova

TAT on duty: Kate Maguire, Stefan Taubenberger
 

Period 94

Dates always refer to the nights of observations


 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
Oct/Nov 2014
12th-15th Oct (4n)
191.D-0935(F)
MAS, Chile
F. Olivares H. Kuncarayakti P. Zelaya Support team: L. Galbany, S. Gonzalez

TAT on duty: Morgan Fraser, Kate Maguire
 
  21st-23rd Oct (3n)
  K. Takats L. Galbany C. Romero Support team:  S. Gonzalez, T. De Jaeger

TAT on duty: Nancy Elias-Rosa, Cosimo Inserra
 
  31st Oct-2nd Nov   P. Zelaya Manuel Moreno-Raya   Support team:  F. Bufano, F. Forster

TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Annalisa De Cia
 
Nov 2014
12th-15th Nov (4n)
0191.D-0935(G)
Southampton Mat Smith
Rob Firth
Giorgos Dimitriadis
Support team:

TAT on duty: Kate Maguire, Lluís Galbany
 
  22nd-24th Nov (3n)
        Support team:

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Nancy Elias-Rosa
 
  28th-30th Nov (3n)
        Support team:

TAT on duty: Cosimo Inserra, Annalisa De Cia
 
Dec 2014
11th-14th Dec (4n)
191.D-0935(H)
 IN2P3/QUB Pierre-François Léget Nicolas Chotard  Marine Ducrot  QUB


TAT on duty: Nancy Elias-Rosa, Joe Polshaw, Stefan Taubenberger
 
  20th-22nd Dec (3n)
       
 
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Annalisa De Cia
 
  27th-29th Dec (3n)          

TAT on duty: Morgan Fraser, Lluís Galbany
 
Jan 2015
12th-15th Jan (4n)
0191.D-0935(I)

Stockholm
Christoffer Fremling Anders Nyholm
Francesco Taddia
Jesper Sollerman


TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Morgan Fraser
 
  19th-21st Jan (3n)
         
TAT on duty: Nancy Elias-Rosa, Lluís Galbany
 
  25th-27th Jan (3n)          
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Maria Teresa Botticella
 
Feb 2015
9th-12th Feb (4n)
0191.D-0935(J)
 LPNHE Paula Zelaya Garcia Sylvain Baumont Ayan Mitra  TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Nancy Elias-Rosa  
  16th-18th Feb (3n)
  Laurent Le Guillou Sylvain Baumont Ayan Mitra  TAT on duty: Morgan Fraser, Lluís Galbany  
  24th-26th Feb (3n)
  Laurent Le Guillou Sylvain Baumont Ayan Mitra  TAT on duty: Kate Maguire, Joe Polshaw  
Mar 2015
10th-13th Mar (4n)
0191.D-0935(K)
 IoA Morgan Fraser       Support team: Southampton
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Cosimo Inserra
 
  18th-20th Mar (3n)
  Heather Campbell     TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Maria Teresa Botticella
 
  26th-28th Mar (3n)
  Nic Walton Heather Campbell   TAT on duty: Morgan Fraser, Lluís Galbany
 

Period 95

Dates always refer to the nights of observations


 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
April 2015
9th-12th Apr (4n)
191.D-0935(L)
Southampton
R. Cartier
C. Frohmaier
S. Prajs


TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Richard Scalzo
 
  16th-18th Apr (3n)
  R. Cartier C. Frohmaier S. Prajs
TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Lluís Galbany


25th-27th Apr (3n)

R. Cartier C. Frohmaier S. Prajs
TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Nancy Elias-Rosa

August 2015
6th-9th Aug (4n)
191.D-0935(M)
QUB/LVJM
E. Kankare
C. Ashall
 S. Prentice

Data analysis: C. Inserra
TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Morgan Fraser
 
  12th-14th Aug (3n)
  E. Kankare
C. Ashall  S. Prentice  Data analysis: S. Smartt
 TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Cosimo Inserra
 
  18th-20th Aug (3n)
    C. Ashall  S. Prentice  Data analysis: C. Inserra
 TAT on duty: Ting-Wan Chen, Stefan Taubenberger
 
September 2015
4th-7th Sep (4n)
191.D-0935(N)
 MAS, Chile
L. Galbany
C. Romero-Cañizales
 T. Moraga Data reduction team: F. Förster, T. De Jaeger

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Morgan Fraser
 
  13th-15th Sep (3n)
   F. Olivares
 C. Gutiérrez I. Pessa
Data reduction team: H. Kuncarayakti, L. Galbany

TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Kate Maguire
 
  20th-22nd Sep (3n)
   K. Takats
 C. Agliozzo
A. Razza
Data reduction team: F. Olivares, I. Pessa

TAT on duty: Heather Campbell, Nancy Elias-Rosa
 

Period 96

Dates always refer to the nights of observations


 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
Oct 2015
3rd-6th Oct (4n)
191.D-0935(P)
IoA / Warwick
H. Campbell
J. Lyman

M. Fraser et al.

TAT on duty: Cosimo Inserra
 








  10th-12th Oct (3n)
  H. Campbell J. Lyman
M. Fraser et al.

TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Annalisa De Cia
 
  19th-21st Oct (3n)
  J. Lyman
  M. Fraser et al.

TAT on duty: Nancy Elias-Rosa, Lluís Galbany
 
Nov 2015
7th-10th Nov (4n)
191.D-0935(Q)
IAP, Paris / Turku
Michel Dennefeld
J. Harmanen
S. Mattila, T. Kangas
TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Kate Maguire
 
  16th-18th Nov (3n)
  Michel Dennefeld J.Harmanen   S. Mattila, T. Kangas
TAT on duty: Regis Cartier, Janet Chen, Cosimo Inserra
 
  21st-23rd Nov (3n)
 
J. Harmanen H.Kuncarayakti S. Mattila, T. Kangas
TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Morgan Fraser
 
Dec 2015
2nd-5th Dec (4n)
191.D-0935(R)
LPNHE, Paris
Laurent Le Guillou
Rémy Le Breton Augustin Guyonnet Sylvain Baumont
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Lluís Galbany
 
  10th-12th Dec (3n)
        Kate Maguire
TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Cosimo Inserra
 
  15th-18th Dec (4n)




Morgan Fraser
TAT on duty: Regis Cartier, Annalisa De Cia
 
Dec 2015 / Jan 2016
31st Dec-2nd Jan (3n)
191.D-0935(S)
Southampton    
R. Firth    
C. Frohmaier
G. Dimitriadis

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire

  6th-8th Jan (3n)
         
TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Cosimo Inserra
 
  15th-17th Jan (3n)
         
TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Lluís Galbany
 
Jan/Feb 2016
26th-29th Jan (4n)
191.D-0935(T)
Padova
N. Elias-Rosa G. Terreran A. Cikota Data reduction team: Stefano Benetti & Lina Tomasella

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Morgan Fraser
 
  4th-6th Feb (3n)
 


Data reduction team: Enrico Cappellaro

TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Cosimo Inserra
 
  12th-14th Feb (3n)
 


Data reduction team: S. Taubenberger, M. Kromer, T. Faran
TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Janet Chen
 
Feb/Mar 2016
15th-17th Feb (3n)
191.D-0935(U)
Garching / Stockholm Stefan Taubenberger Markus Kromer T. Faran Data reduction team: N. Elias-Rosa
TAT on duty:  Morgan Fraser, Lluís Galbany
 
  22nd-25th Feb (4n)
 
    Data reduction team: N. Elias-Rosa
TAT on duty: Joe Lyman, Kate Maguire
 
  6th-8th Mar (3n)
 

  Data reduction team: N. Elias-Rosa
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Annalisa De Cia
 

Period 97

Dates always refer to the nights of observations


 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
April 2016 3rd-5th Apr (3n)
191.D-0935(W)
 Weizmann/QUB Joel Johansson  Mark Magee  Ira Bar  TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Joe Lyman
 
  9th-15th Apr (7n)



TAT on duty 9-11: Janet Chen, Morgan Fraser
TAT on duty 12-15: Maria Teresa Botticella, Michel Dennefeld

July/August 2016

24th-26th Jul (3n)
191.D-0935(X)

 IoA/Turku

Morgan Fraser

 Tom Reynolds

 

 TAT on duty: Cosimo Inserra, Kate Maguire
Support team: Cosimo Inserra

 


30th Jul-2nd Aug (4n)


Morgan Fraser

 Tom Reynolds


TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Stefan Taubenberger
Support team: Seppo Mattila


 

6th-8th Aug (3n)

 

Tom Reynolds

 

 

TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Janet Chen
Support team: Morgan Fraser

 

September 2016

5th - 7th (3 extra half nights)

191.D-0935(Z)

LJMU

D. Bersier  Lawrence Short


 TAT on duty: Joe Lyman, Kate Maguire

Support team : S. Smartt

 

 

8th-10th Sep (3n) 191.D-0935(Y)


D. Bersier 

Lawrence Short


TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Kate Maguire

Support team : E. Kankare (8th), C. Inserra (9-10th)

 

  18th-20th (3 extra half-nights)

191.D-0935(Z)
   Lawrence Short     TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Regis Cartier
Support team : Simon Prentice and Phil James
 
  21st - 24th (4N) 191.D-0935(Y)    J. Anderson   Lawrence Short    TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Stefan Taubenberger

Support team : Simon Prentice and Phil James
 

 

28th-30th Sep (3n) 191.D-0935(Y)

 

 Lawrence Short

 

 

 TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Nancy Elias-Rosa


Support team : Simon Prentice and Phil James

 

Period 98

Dates always refer to the nights of observations

 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
October 2016 2nd-4th Oct (3n)
197.D-1075(F)
Southampton C. Frohmaier S. Prajs
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire
Support team:
 
  8th-10th Oct (3n)




TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Lluís Galbany
Oct / Nov 2016  20th-24th Oct (4n)
197.D-1075(A)
Southampton G. Dimitriadis  M. Pursiainen   TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Morgan Fraser  
  1st-6th Nov (6n)         TAT on duty: Regis Cartier, Joe Lyman  
Nov / Dec 2016  17th-21st Nov (5n)
197.D-1075(B)
MAS, Chile Katalin Takàts Ósmar Rodríguez    TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire

Support team: L. Galbany, K. Smith
 
  25th-27th Nov (3n)    Felipe Olivares E. Lingzhi Wang Lixin Yu  TAT on duty: Lluís Galbany, Janet Chen

Support team: Osmar Rodriguez, Lluís Galbany, Giuliano Pignata
 
  30th Nov-2nd Dec (3n)    Felipe Olivares E. Cristina Romero-Cañizales    TAT on duty: Annalisa De Cia, Heather Campbell

Support team:Alessandro Razza, Lluís Galbany
 
Dec 2016 / Jan 2017 17th-21st Dec (5n)
197.D-1075(C)
QUB  Ken Smith  Aleksandar Cikota   TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Morgan Fraser, Mark Magee
Support team: QUB, TBD, Mark Magee
 
  26-28 Dec (3n)
   Ken Smith  Aleksandar Cikota   TAT on duty: Regis Cartier, Kate Maguire
Support team: QUB, TBD, Mark Magee
 
  3rd-5th Jan (3n)     Ken Smith  Aleksandar Cikota   TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Joe Lyman, Michel Dennefeld 
Support team: QUB, TBD, Mark Magee
 
Jan / Feb 2017  16th-19th Jan (4n)
197.D-1075(D)
 
Stockholm   Jesper Sollerman
 Francesco Taddia
  TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Morgan Fraser
STHLM
Nyholm, Barbarino, Karamehmetoglu
 
  25th-27th Jan (3n)     Jesper Sollerman
 Francesco Taddia
  TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Nancy Elias-Rosa
STHLM
 
  3rd-6th Feb (4n)     Francesco Taddia
    TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Lluís Galbany
STHLM
 
Feb / Mar 2017  17th-19th Feb (3n)
197.D-1075(E)
 
Stockholm  Cristina Barbarino
 Anders Nyholm
   STHLM
Taddia, Sollerman, Fremling
TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Morgan Fraser
 
  24th-26th Feb (3n)     Cristina Barbarino
 Anders Nyholm
   STHLM
TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Joe Lyman
 
  5th-7th Mar (3n)     Anders Nyholm
 Cristina Barbarino
   STHLM
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Lluís Galbany
 
Mar 2017  23rd-25th Mar (3n)
197.D-1075(F) 
SRON / Warsaw 
Francesca Onori
Aleksandra Hamanowicz    Morgan Fraser
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Morgan Fraser
 

Period 99 [ePESSTO]

Dates always refer to the nights of observations

 Lunation     Dates  Responsible Institution(s)  Observer 1 Observer2 Observer3 Support Team Notes 
April 2017  15th-17th Apr
(3n)
Southampton Regis Cartier Claudia Gutierrez
   STHMPTON
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Kate Maguire
 
  21st-23rd Apr (3n)    Regis Cartier Claudia Gutierrez    STHMPTON
TAT on duty: Janet Chen, Lluís Galbany
 
  27th Apr-1st May (5n)   Regis Cartier Claudia Gutierrez    STHMPTON
TAT duty: Cosimo Inserra, Joe Lyman
 
May 2017 17th-18th May (2n)MAS, ChileFelipe OlivaresAlessandro Razza L. Galbany
TAT on duty: Michel Dennefeld, Cosimo Inserra, Giorgos Leloudas
 
  22nd May-24th May (3n)   Felipe OlivaresClaudia Agliozzo   G. Pignata, A. Razza
TAT on duty: Maria Teresa Botticella, Morgan Fraser
 
  31st May-3rd Jun (4n)   Giuliano PignataLingzhi Wang Lixin Yu L. Galbany
TAT on duty: Joe Anderson, Regis Cartier
 
 August 2017 16th Aug (1n)Warwick  / Edinburgh Joe Lyman David Homan  Support Team: Mark Magee
TAT: Maria Teresa Botticella, Kate Maguire
 
  18th Aug - 22nd Aug (5n)    Support team: Kate Maguire (18 - 19 Aug)
TAT: Maria Teresa Botticella, Kate Maguire (18 - 19 Aug)
Support team: Giorgos Leloudas (20-21 Aug), Morgan Fraser (22 Aug)
TAT: Morgan Fraser, Giorgos Leloudas
 
  27th Aug - 30th Aug (4n)    Suppport team: Lluís Galbany (27 - 30 Aug)
TAT: Joe Anderson
 
 September 2017 10th Sep - 13th Sep (4n)Cambridge / Warsaw Mariusz GromadzkiKris Rybicki
 Dublin / Fraser
TAT: Joe Anderson, Annalisa De Cia
 
  18th Sep - 20th Sep (3n)  Simon Hodgkin Mariusz Gromadzki Zuzanna Kostrzewa-Rutkowska
TAT: Lluís Galbany, Joe Lyman
 
  27th Sep - 30th Sep (4n)  Simon Hodgkin Kris Rybicki  
TAT: Regis Cartier, Janet Chen
 


Period 100 [ePESSTO]

Dates always refer to the nights of observations

Collaborators who would like to go observing but their home institute cannot cover the whole run (please add your name here if this applies to you):

Giacomo Terreran - prefers 2018 runs


 Lunation    Dates Responsible Institution(s) Observer 1Observer2Observer3Support TeamNotes 
October 2017 9th-11th Oct (3n)
199.D-0143(E)
QUB
Erkki Kankare
David O'Neill
 Support Team: Mark Magee
TAT: Janet Chen, Lluís Galbany
 
 18th-20th Oct (3n)  QUBErkki Kankare
David O'Neill  Support Team: Mark Magee
TAT: Giorgos Leloudas, Stefan Taubenberger
 
 27th-30th Oct (4n) QUB
David O'Neill  Support Team: Mark Magee
TAT: Joe Anderson, Michel Dennefeld
 
November 20178th-12th Nov (5n)
199.D-0143(F)
SRONFrancesca Onori Giacomo Cannizzaro
 
 
 24th-28th Nov (5n)SRON Zuzanna Kostrzewa-Rutkowska
Kristhell Lopez 
 
December 201711th-16th Dec (6n)
199.D-0143(G)
SouthamptonCharlotte AngusMat Smith (from 13th Dec)   
 25th-29th Dec (5n)Southampton Charlotte AngusSadie Jones   
January 20184th-6th Jan (3n)
199.D-0143(H)
PadovaMilena BufanoMarco Berton   

10th-16th Jan (7n)Padova



 
February 2018 4th-6th Feb (3n) 
199.D-0143(I)
IAP?Dennefeld    
 12th-18th Feb (7n) IAP? DennefeldJesse Palmerio    
 19th-21st Feb (3n)
199.D-0143(J)
n.b. this is one 10n run with change of run ID half way through
IAP?Dennefeld Jesse Palmerio    
March 2018 7th-9th March (3n)
199.D-0143(J)
ESO / MPA Stefan Taubenberger Christian Vogl Andreas Floers   
 23rd-27th March (5n) ESO / MPA Stefan Taubenberger Christian Vogl Andreas Floers   


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