Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF Telescopio Nazionale Galileo 28°45'14.4N 17°53'20.6W 2387.2m A.S.L.

AOT 36 TNG REM Call for Proposal. Deadline 19.05.2017

also featuring GIARPS, HAN-GTO and NOT-TIME

AOT 36 (2017B) is now open for proposals
Applications for observing time for the period

October 1st, 2017 - March 31st, 2018

are solicited and should be submitted by
Friday 19th May, 2017, 12:00 UT

This semester the available time offered at TNG via INAF-TAC is 50 nights.
See at the bottom for a detailed schedule breakdown.
See below for the additional 20 (twenty!) nights available at NOT telescope, the proposals will be evaluated by the Nordic OPC.

Recommended mode is service, where TNG staff astronomers will perform the observations in the scheduled nights. Queuing mode is not offered.
We will be accepting (few) DDT-like proposals during the whole semester, which will be judged in few days by TNG staff. Service mode will be the only modality for these observations.

TNG is a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma (Canary Island). Its primary mirror is corrected by Active Optics and it is equipped with instruments for imaging and spectroscopy, spanning the optical and near infrared wavelengths range.
Four instruments are now offered: Harps-N, NICS and Dolores.
GIANO-B (Giano in Nasmyth B) is now offered.
The observing mode GIARPS, which uses simultaneously HARPS-N and GIANO-B, will be offered on a shared risk, best effort basis.
(see also below)
GIARPS mode will be charged to the proposal with the highest of the two instruments requests, HARPS-N and GIANO-B, which have to be both selected in the form.

REM is a 60 cm robotic telescope located at La Silla ESO site (Chile) which can observe simultaneously with a visible and an infrared camera. The observations will be carried out in unmanned, queuing mode. INAF-TAC will allocate 1000 hours of observations.
REM is equipped with ROS2 visible camera and REMIR infrared camera. The two are observing simultaneously thanks to a dichroic.
ROS2 will produce simultaneous images in the four Sloan-like passbands g, r, i, z. Charged time is therefore not the sum of ROS2 and REMIR but the highest of the two.


Application forms and detailed instructions can be downloaded from
the TNG web pages (

LONG TERM PROGRAMS: This semester long term programs can NOT be submitted. PIs of ongoing long term programs shall not send a new proposal.
Instead, they should send to the TAC (via an e-mail to a conveniently detailed progress report.

All proposals will be judged strictly on their scientific merit.