Categories

If the user decides to apply for time in QM, the proposal may be of one of the following categories:

Normal program
Proposal with total requested time of less than 50 hours, but with no lower limit of requested time. Same deadline as for Normal Open Use proposals.
Intensive program
Available since S17B. Proposal which satisfy either or both of the following two conditions: (i) one requesting $50 \le t_\mathrm{exp}/\mathrm{h} \le 200$; (ii) one requesting observing time over up to 6 consecutive semesters of $\le 400$ hours in total. In either case, the maximum on-source time per semester is 200 hours. Same deadline as for Normal Open Use proposals.
Filler program
Proposals which request equal to or less than 50 hours per proposal, and are specifically intended for observations during bad weather, i.e. seeing $>1.3''$ or transparency $<0.4$ (see Section 2.1.4). Once the on-source exposure time of completed OBs of a filler program reaches 4 hours, the priority of the program will be lowered compare to other filler programs which have not yet reached 4 hour completion. PIs can submit filler programs which have similar scientific objectives to their Normal/Intensive programs. Educational and public outreach programs are also welcomed as Filler programs. Same deadline as for Service Open Use proposals, which is typically 1 month after the Normal program.