If the user decides to apply for time in the queue mode,
the proposal may be of one of the following categories:
- Normal program
- Proposal with total requested time of less than 35
hours, but with no lower limit of requested time. Same deadline
as for Normal Open Use proposals.
- Intensive program
- Available since S17B.
Proposal which satisfied either or both of the following two conditions:
(i) one requesting
(ii) one requesting observing time over up to 6 consecutive semesters
and on-source time of hours in total.
In either case, the maximum on-source time per semester is 140 hours.
Same deadline as for Normal Open Use proposals.
- Filler program
- Short proposals which request equal to or less than 4 hours, and are
specifically intended for observations during bad weather, i.e.
seeing or transparency (see Section 2.1.4).
PIs can submit filler programs which have the similar scientific objectives
as the Normal/Intensive programs by them.
Note that in this case the maximum on-source exposure time to be requested is 4 hours.
Educational and public outreach programs are also welcomed as Filler programs. The same deadline as for Service Open Use proposals, which is typically
1 month after the Normal.