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NASA's IRTF Call for Proposals for Semester 2018A

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 08:16

The due date for proposals to use NASA's 3-meter Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Mauna Kea during the 2018A semester (1 February 2018 to 31 July 2018) is Monday, 2 October 2017. An online form is available for proposal submission until 5:00 pm HST on the due date.

Available instruments:
  1. SpeX, a 1- to 5-micron cross-dispersed medium-resolution spectrograph (up to R = 2,500) and imager;
  2. MORIS, a 512 x 512 pixel Andor CCD camera (60" x 60" field of view) mounted at the side-facing window of the SpeX cryostat that can be used simultaneously with SpeX; and
  3. iSHELL, a 1.1 – 5.3 micron cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph (up to R=70,000) and imager.

More information on available instruments and their performance can be found on the IRTF webpage.

Please see the Call for Proposals webpage for the full text of the 2018A call for proposals.

Crystal M. Tinch
Communications & Engagement Coordinator
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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