4 September 2019

Call for Proposals for the NASA IRTF

John Rayner, NASA Infrared Telescope Facility

NASA's 3-meter Infrared Telescope Facility

The due date for proposals to use NASA's 3-meter Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF) on Maunakea for the 2020A semester (1 February 2020 to 31 July 2020) is Tuesday, 1 October 2019. An online form is available for proposal submission until 5:00 pm HST on 1 October 2019.

Available facility instruments include the following:

  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;
  3. iSHELL, a 1.1– to 5.3-micron cross-dispersed echelle spectrograph (up to R = 70,000) and imager; and
  4. MIRSI/MOC, a 5– to 20-micron camera and grism spectrograph as shared risk

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

Please see the Call for Proposals webpage for more details.