A service observing scheme is currently operated jointly by PATT and CAT
for these instruments:
WHT: ISIS, FOS, UES, LDSS, CCD Imaging
INT: IDS, FOS, CCD imaging
JKT: CCD imaging.
The service scheme is primarily intended for small programmes, e.g. single objects or targets of opportunity, though it may also be appropriate for projects requiring infrequent observations such as long term photometric monitoring. Proposals should be for observations lasting no longer than 3 hours in total. Anything larger should be submitted through the normal PATT or CAT procedure. Service observations will be carried out by a support astronomer, and the data will be sent to the applicant after the observations have been made.
Service requests should be sent to the account firstname.lastname@example.org. A service proposal form can be obtained by anonymous ftp from the Cambridge SUN cluster ftp.ast.cam.ac.uk where it is held in the directory /service.