2. EC funding for observers

3. Availability of SARG on the TNG   *** NEW! ****


                     ING INSTRUMENTATION IN SEMESTER 2002A


Detailed information on ING instrumentation offered for the forthcoming
semester can be found in the ING web pages at 

and guidelines for proposal submission can be found at

Applicants are recommended to refer to these pages for the latest information.

Applicants should be aware that occasionally highly rated proposals may not
be awarded time due to scheduling constraints. In 2002A this will be 
particularly relevant to NAOMI and INTEGRAL programmes competing for access 
to GHRIL, and to programmes competing for INGRID at Cass and INGRID in GHRIL 
with NAOMI. NAOMI runs will be restricted second half of the semester while
INTEGRAL runs will be scheduled in the first half.

An additional constraint is that INGRID will not be available until 
approximately 22nd March (beginning of bright time) due to essential
engineering work.  Further, due to planned modifications of the Nasmyth
platforms which are due to start in the summer of 2002, UES may not be
available towards the end of the semester.


WHT - 

Applicants are reminded that to encourage proposals for larger time 
allocations on the WHT, the PATT2 application form allows a 2-page 
scientific justification for WHT proposals of six or more nights.  

The following instrument/detector configurations are available:

Instrument      + Detector

ISIS BLUE       + EEV12
ISIS RED        + TEK
AUX-port/UBVRI  + TEK 
UES             + SITe1 or 2xEEV Mosaic
PRIME           + 2xEEV Mosaic
AUTOFIB2/WYFFOS + TEK           (small fibres only - shared-risks basis)
INGRID          + 1kx1k HgCdTe  
NAOMI/INGRID    + 1kx1k HgCdTe  (shared-risks basis)

NAOMI/INGRID observations will be carried out in service mode. 
AUTOFIB2: Only small fibres are available

Visitor Instrument Contacts:
LDSS2  - Richard Bower,
SAURON - Tim de Zeeuw,
S-CAM  - Michael Perryman, 
TAURUS - Richard McMahon,


Instrument  + Detector

WFC         + 4xEEV
IDS 235/500 + EEV10 or TEK

Visitor Instrument Contacts
CIRSI   - Richard McMahon,

Observing time is allocated in blocks of one week on average, and observing 
programmes shorter than *4* nights are not accepted, unless explicitly 
agreed in advance by the Head of Astronomy or the Director of ING.


Direct imaging (2kx2k SITe2)

The JKT only supports one common-user instrument, and private instruments 
are not accepted.

Observing time is usually allocated in blocks of one week, and observing 
programmes shorter than *5* nights are not accepted, unless explicitly 
agreed in advance by the Head of Astronomy or the Director of ING.



Under the auspices of the EC's Access to Research Infrastructures Programme,
EC funding to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence costs will be
available to observers meeting certain criteria of eligibility. Refer to

for further details.


             Availability of SARG at the TNG

As part of a collaboration between ING and TNG, NL and UK observers
may apply to use the TNG high resolution spectrograph, SARG.  Depending 
on demand, up to seven nights will be available to the NL & UK communities.

SARG is a high efficiency echelle spectrograph designed for the spectral 
range from 370 up to 900 nm, and for resolutions from R=29,000 up to 
R=164,000. Both single object and long slit (up to 30 arcsec) observing 
modes are possible. A dioptric camera images the cross dispersed spectra 
onto a mosaic of two 2048X4096 CCDs.  Note that successful applicants to 
SARG/TNG will qualify for EC funding.  Further details on the TNG and SARG 
may be found on their web site


Please note that NL and UK applicants for SARG should apply using their 
standard PATT/NL form and should send these to their own national TAGs. Do
not apply to the TNG.  CAT observers should apply for TNG time in the
usual way.


Danny Lennon
Head of Astronomy, ING
September 10th, 2001

* To unsubscribe from [INGNEWS] send to
the command "unsubscribe ingnews" in the body of the
message. Please don't type in the quotation marks and
leave the subject field and the rest of the body empty.
* You can subscribe to this mailing list by sending an email
to with the message "subscribe ingnews
address in the body of the message, where address should
contain your email address, e.g. You can
subscribe a colleague in the same way if you have subscribed
your address previously.
* For further information on ING, point your browser to: