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GTO Protected Targets

In force of the agreement between the Consortium and INAF the instrument is located at the TNG for a period of 5 years. INAF can use the instrument without limitation during the period of the agreement in change of an amount of 80 nights per year of Guaranteed Time of Observation. The Consortium decided to use the GTO for:

  1. The follow-up of Kepler planets candidates
  2. The search of nearby rocky planets.

INAF-TNG is committed to protect the targets for exclusive observation with Harps-N within the Consortium.
Therefore, targets in the protected list cannot be allowed in any proposal from any user.
The list can be found at this link:

AOT35
The follow-up of Kepler planets candidates
The search of nearby rocky planets

AOT36
The search of nearby rocky planets

GAPS protected targets

In force of the "Renewal of the Agreement for the exchange of TNG observing nights for the full access to HARPS-N" between INAF and University of Geneva, INAF's programs have the right to protect their targets against competing GTO and third parties observations.

The GAPS collaboration provides two lists of protected targets belonging to the subprograms:

  1. Young objects
  2. Exoplanetary atmospheres
of the approved Large Program "GAPS2: the origin of planetary systems diversity".

Therefore, targets in the protected list can not be requested by any applicant in any proposal requesting to use GIANO-B, HARPS-N or GIARPS. The list can be found at this link:

AOT38=2018B/AOT39=2019A
Young objects
Exoplanetary atmospheres