Normal Program

A separate tex template for Normal Queue Mode will be available. Inside the ProMS system, the normal QM proposals can be selected from the field “Normal+Intensive program” (Fig. 2.3). The major difference with respect to the classical mode is box 12. “Observing Run” (Fig. 2.4, left). Here the PI should give the number of hours (not nights) and specify the observing constraints (Sect. 2.1.4). The instrument is fixed to “HSC” and no 2nd choice can be given. The total and minimum requested time is also given in hours, not nights. There is no need to have a backup program or provide scheduling requirements other than those necessary to define time constraints.

If time-critical observations are requested, one should write "Time critical" in Comments in Box 12, and provide sufficient information on the time constraint (i.e., acceptable time windows) in Box 13 of the Application Form. If different constraints apply to different targets/fields, one should define the constraints in the list of targets, by adding comments in the "Magnitude" field. Multiple time windows are allowable. The time constraints of the windows should be clearly described, preferably in UT time. The time windows are limited by the number of queue nights in the semester.

Other fields and boxes should be filled similarly to a classical mode program: