Science Verification of SAM: Call for Proposals

Status Report From: Planetary Exploration Newsletter
Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2013

The SOAR Adaptive Module (SAM) is a laser guide star adaptive optics system that improves natural seeing at the 4.1-m SOAR telescope. The instrument is equipped with a CCD imager (pixel scale 0.045 arcsec, field of view 3 arcmin). SAM commissioning is almost complete, and we are ready to begin Science Verification (SV) testing as a final step prior to offering SAM on a shared risk basis in Semester 2013B.

Through this call for proposals (CfP), we solicit proposals for short (<0.5 night) science projects which could be executed as part of this SV testing process. This solicitation is open to investigators from all SOAR partners including the US, Brazilian and Chilean open access communities.

Full information is available at: science/

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