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AOT 39 TNG REM Call for Proposal. Deadline 23.11.2018


AOT 39 (2019A) is now open for proposals

Applications for observing time for the period

April 1st, 2019 - September 30th, 2019

are solicited and should be submitted by
Friday, 23rd November, 2018, 12:00 UT

The available time offered at TNG via INAF-TAC is 12 (twelve) nights in the AOT39 semester.
A detailed schedule breakdown is reported at the bottom.

We will be accepting (few) Director Discretionary Time proposals during the whole semester, which will be judged by the TNG staff in few days. These observations will be performed in Service Mode only.

TNG is a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory in the island of La Palma (Canary Islands). 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.
The offered instruments are: HARPS-N, NICS, DOLORES and GIANO-B (GIANO in Nasmyth B).
The observing mode GIARPS, simultaneously combining HARPS-N and GIANO-B, is also offered (see below).
For details, visit

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.
For details, see

NOT is a 2.56-m telescope, also located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory, next to the TNG. Offered instruments are ALFOSC (UV-optical imaging, polarimetry and low-resolution spectroscopy), NOTCam (NIR imaging, polarimetry and low-resolution spectroscopy), FIES (High-resolution, high-stability optical spectroscopy), MOSCA (High-resolution, high-efficiency UV-optical imaging), STANCam (Standby CCD imager).
For details, se
The Italian community can ask 20 (twenty) nights on the basis of the exchange time agreement (see below).


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

Further important information for the proposal preparation is reported at

All proposals will be judged strictly on their scientific merit.



Large-Program and Long-Term proposals can not be submitted answering the AOT39 call. In particular, a Long-Term program on the optical counterparts of gravitational wave events is already running at TNG. Therefore, proposals on this topic will not be accepted anymore. Moreover, objects included in the TNG Protected Target List ( can not be requested.

The PIs of the ongoing Large Programs are requested to submit a progress report on the activities carried out in the previous semesters (deadline Friday, 21st December, 2018). Instructions will follow separately. The TAC could revise the amount of time to be allocated to the Large Programs (see the AOT 39 time breakdown) and therefore the number of offered nights could vary accordingly.