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 +===== Proposal Information =====
 +==== Caltech community ====
 +Members of the Caltech community* are invited to propose observations with 
 +the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory.
 +The CSO consists of a 10.4 m diameter Leighton telescope on Mauna Kea, Hawaii. With 
 +[[cso:​telescope:​dsos:​dsos|active adjustment]],​ the surface accuracy is about 13 µm rms. 
 +The instrument suite supports spectroscopy and continuum imaging at wavelengths between 2 mm and 350 μm
 +A full complement of [[cso:​instruments:​heterodyne:​heterodyne|heterodyne receivers]] covers ​
 +the atmospheric windows from 177 to 920 GHz. 
 +New [[cso:​instruments:​heterodyne:​sidecab_rxb|230 GHz and 460 GHz receivers]]
 +have 4 GHz IF bandwidths and fully automated ​
 +(synthesized) local oscillator tuning. ​
 +Older receivers for the 345 GHz, 650 GHz, and 850 GHz atmospheric windows
 +have 1 GHz IF bandwidths and require manual tuning.  ​
 +In addition, a wide band (4 GHz), manually tuned [[cso:​instruments:​heterodyne:​tuning:​barney|345 GHz receiver]]
 +is available for special projects. ​
 +DSB receiver noise temperatures are about 40 K at 230 GHz; 50 K or 90 K at 345 GHz, depending ​
 +on receiver; 40 K at 460 GHz; 230 K at 650 GHz; and 400 K at 850 GHz. 
 +Two FFTS spectrometers are available. ​
 +The high resolution [[cso:​instruments:​heterodyne:​ffts1|FFTS1]] provides 8192 channels across a selectable ​
 +bandwidth of 1 GHz or 500 MHz, which is tunable across the 4 GHz IF band. 
 +The new wide band [[cso:​instruments:​heterodyne:​ffts1|FFTS2]] provides 16384 channels across the full 4 GHz IF band.
 +[[cso:​instruments:​music:​music|MUSIC]] is multiwavelength MKID camera. In its present configuration,​ MUSIC has an 11 x 11 arcmin field of view, three simultaneous wavelengths (1.1 mm , 1.4 mm, and 2.1 mm), and 250-300 operational detectors. MUSIC is currently available for science observations although instrument upgrades continue. Measured sensitivities are 15-30 mJy beam<​sup>​-1</​sup>​ hr<​sup>​0.5</​sup>​ for small sources, depending on wavelength. MUSIC is an ideal instrument for surveying for dusty, star-forming galaxies and for star-forming regions in our own Galaxy and, with its unique, extended wavelength coverage, for studying galaxy clusters with the Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect. The MUSIC instrument team plans surveys covering many square degrees and roughly 200 galaxy clusters and welcomes inquiries about collaboration on these surveys.
 +[[http://​www.submm.caltech.edu/​~sharc|SHARC II]] is a 12×32 pixel bolometer camera for 350 μm and 450 μm. In good
 +weather, its sensitivity is about 1 Jy beam<​sup>​-1</​sup>​ s<​sup>​0.5</​sup>​ over a 2.5 x 0.9
 +arcmin field of view. 
 +The [[http://​lennon.astro.northwestern.edu/​SHARP|SHARP]] polarimeter functions at 350 µm in conjunction with SHARC II.  Proposals for 
 +SHARP will be considered provided they do not request sources that overlap the 
 +instrument team's [[http://​lennon.astro.northwestern.edu/​SHARP/​science.html|survey]] of low-mass Class 0 cores.  ​
 +Proposers are encouraged to contact the instrument PI, Giles Novak 
 +<​g-novak@northwestern.edu>​ to explore collaborative arrangements.
 +In return for the instrument and for observing and data analysis assistance, observers using SHARP must 
 +support an amount of observing time for the SHARP team.
 +[[http://​casa.colorado.edu/​~jglenn/​research/​zspec.html|Z-Spec]],​ a 195-310 GHz grating spectrometer,​ is expected to be available starting in mid 2014.
 +[[http://​astro.cornell.edu/​~spifiweb/​zeus2|ZEUS2]],​ a grating spectrometer for 350 μm, 450 μm, and 650 µm, may become available later. ​
 +Remote observations are supported, subject to some restrictions, ​
 +with the 230 GHz and 460 GHz receivers,  ​
 +with MUSIC, with SHARC, and with SHARP.
 +For the other instruments, ​
 +investigators normally travel to the telescope for their observations. ​
 +staff will provide orientation and limited training for novice observers.
 +safety, two (or more) persons must be present at the telescope whenever
 +anyone is there. ​
 +University of Hawaii at Hilo undergraduate volunteers are sometimes
 +available to assist with in person observations. ​
 +Observers who go to the telescope are responsible for travel to Hale Pohaku and for lodging and
 +subsistence there. Subject to Caltech policies, CSO 4WD vehicles are
 +provided for transport between HP and the telescope. Depending on circumstances, ​
 +CSO vehicles may be available for Caltech staff to travel between Hilo and HP.
 +Observers should expect to contribute to the costs of cryogens for SHARC/​SHARP,​ Bolocam, and Z-Spec and, when
 +necessary, the travel expenses of instrument support personnel.
 +Proposals for observations will be considered as they are received. ​
 +Proposals should include an abstract and scientific justification.
 +Proposals should also describe a plan for reducing data with
 +publicly available tools or by collaborative arrangements with 
 +experienced CSO observers or relevant instrument team members.
 +Please use the CSO proposal template. In addition, please list 
 +(1) publications by any proposal investigators using CSO data since 
 +2010; (2) all students and postdocs who have used the CSO since 2010; 
 +and (3) students who have obtained a PhD using the CSO. Send proposals ​
 +to Simon Radford, CSO Operations Manager <​sradford@caltech.edu>​. ​
 +Proposals will be reviewed by the CSO director and an advisory committee.
 +The [[http://​cso.caltech.edu|CSO web pages]] have more information about the
 +telescope and instrumentation,​ including atmospheric transmission spectra. ​
 +Please address any questions to Simon
 +Radford, CSO Operations Manager <​sradford@caltech.edu>​.
 +=== Eligibility ===
 +Caltech faculty, students, and staff may propose CSO observations in response to this call.
 +Members of the IPAC and JPL staff will be invited to submit proposals ​
 +through a separate call for JPL proposals.
 +==== ====
 +[[..:​..instruments:​instruments|Instrumentation]] information
 +== Proposal template ==
 +  * {{cso-proposal.pdf|Blank form}}
 +  * {{cso-proposal.tex|LaTeX template}}
 +  * {{cso-proposal.sty|LaTeX style}}
 +  * {{cso-proposal.zip|zip archive}}
 +  * Auxiliary LaTeX styles: {{cprotect.sty|cprotect}} ([[http://​www.ctan.org/​tex-archive/​macros/​latex/​contrib/​cprotect|CTAN]]), ​ {{suffix.sty|suffix}} ([[http://​www.ctan.org/​tex-archive/​macros/​latex/​contrib/​bigfoot|CTAN]])
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